Google is Changing How We Interact With Our Photos

Google is Changing How We Interact With Our Photos

Google Photos is trying to change the way we interact with our images. In their recent press release they introduced new AI tools they’re integrating into their popular platform. AI stands for artificial intelligence. Here’s what you need to know: Suggested Actions Sharing: You’ve uploaded over time several images of...Read more
Identifying a Fur-Clad Family Member

Identifying a Fur-Clad Family Member

Two weeks ago I deciphered the clues in a mystery wedding. Sandy Eichelberger submitted it. She thought it depicted members of her mother’s family. It’s a three-part challenge. This week, it’s a photo that is a relief from the sweltering summer heat. It’s a woman in a winter coat standing...Read more
Three Myths About Your Immigrant Ancestors

Three Myths About Your Immigrant Ancestors

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, ggbain 09120 America’s great era of immigration ended less than 100 years ago. For the vast majority of US residents, our ancestors came from other countries to find work, freely practice their religion, join family and friends already here, and escape danger back...Read more
5 Tips for Tracing Your Early American Ancestors

5 Tips for Tracing Your Early American Ancestors

What better way to celebrate July 4th than by tracing your early American ancestors? We have plenty of tips and resources to ease your way, below. There’s plenty more to learn in our Trace Your Early American Ancestors workshop, starting July 9th! Overcome Two Big Hurdles Researching your early American...Read more
How to Search Military Records on FamilySearch.org

How to Search Military Records on FamilySearch.org

Military records—such as service records, pensions, and draft registration cards (see above)—can provide valuable information about your ancestors and their military service. Fold3 is the undisputed US military records champion, but what’s the key to finding military records on the free FamilySearch.org? The free database boasts more than 160 military...Read more
Maximizing Your Historical Newspapers Searches

Maximizing Your Historical Newspapers Searches

Ulysses S. Grant Reading Newspaper on Porch (Photo by Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)   There’s a mantra when it comes historical newspapers: If you haven’t found your ancestors in them, it probably means you haven’t looked at enough of them. Between dailies in metropolitan areas and weeklies in...Read more
Ancestry.com News: Family Group Sheets Have Returned

Ancestry.com News: Family Group Sheets Have Returned

If you’ve missed having access to Family Group Sheets on Ancestry.com, rejoice! This beloved view of parents and children in a family tree has returned. We’ve got the details. What are Family Group Sheets? A Family Group Sheet is a view of parents and children in a family. The easy-to-read format shows names,...Read more