Warning: Genealogy is addictive! Years ago, I posted my first-ever query on a genealogical forum. Inexperienced with this type of research, my question was half-heartedly presented, vague and inexplicit in nature. Nevertheless, within a...
My great-grandmother lived to be ninety-six years old. She had been through so much: outlived two husbands, two sons, and a host of friends and acquaintances. She was also a multitasker before the term...
If your ancestor or other relative was part of the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps program, camp newspapers are great for learning about his experience. And it's getting easier to access CCC camp newspapers from Virginia (plus a few from outside Virginia). CCC workers, Library of Congress The Virginia Newspapers Project has announced that CCC […]
WWI Memorial in Jackson, Miss. (Library of Congress) Here's a project for your history- and preservation-minded genealogical society, civic group or scouting troop: The 100 Cities/100 Memorials matching grant program is accepting applications through July 10 (an extended deadline) for projects to adopt and preserve WWI memorials. Up to 100 WWI memorial restoration projects around […]
Guest post by Vanessa Wieland, Dean of Family Tree University We have another amazing virtual conference in the works (September 15-17), with three days of genealogy search tips, tricks, techniques and tools you can use to improve your genealogy search. Our lineup is still being finalized, but we’re looking forward to presentations on the following […]
Have you heard the news about the Library of Congress’ new digital Sanborn maps? Nearly 25,000 maps are now online, with more to be added over the next three years for a total of 500,000. Sanborn fire insurance maps were published for insurance companies to assess a structure’s risk of catching fire. They were published […]
MyHeritage DNA today releases its new and improved Ethnicity Estimate reporting, which provides your percentages of origins from 42 ethnic regions around the world—more than what's available with other tests. These regions are based in part on MyHeritage's Founder Populations Project, which analyzed the DNA of 5,000 individuals whose MyHeritage family trees showed ancestry in […]