Rules for Identifying Photographs: Create a Timeline

Rules for Identifying Photographs: Create a Timeline

Timelines are great organizational tools for research. They help you place your ancestor in time within historical context. They can also assist with photo identification. Last week I wrote about studying the photo first. Imagine you have several photos of who you think is the same person. Laine Farley has...Read more
Can’t Find Your Ancestor? Genealogy Experts Suggest These 6 Tips

Can’t Find Your Ancestor? Genealogy Experts Suggest These 6 Tips

After awhile doing genealogy and working with experts through Family Tree Magazine, I’ve learned a few things. One of them is that if there’s an afterlife, our ancestors are in it snickering at our puny efforts to uncover their secrets. Another one is that some classic pro genealogy tips apply to...Read more

RootsTech 2016 Wrap-Up

More than 26,000 people attended this year’s RootsTech.  Your eyes aren’t deceiving you.  26K. That’s a lot of genealogists.  Three days of lectures, a full day of Innovator related presentations and an amazing exhibit hall. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth to say hello! Pictures were everywhere. ...Read more