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...
Sometimes you just need a cheerful cat photo. So because today is National Happiness Happens Day, and because at least one place says it’s International Cat Day (other sources give that honor to Oct, 29), here are some cute vintage cat photos I came across in the Library of Congress online collection of digitized photos, […]
Israel-based genealogy website MyHeritage announced late yesterday that it has purchased Millennia Corp., developer of Legacy Family Tree software and the Legacy webinars program. "The acquisition will introduce MyHeritage users to Legacy’s valuable genealogical webinars, and will also provide Legacy’s hundreds of thousands of users with improved resources and access to new services," say spokespeople […]
The International African American Museum (IAAM), opening in early 2020 in Charleston, SC, will include a Center for Family History dedicated to helping researchers trace African-Americans in their family trees. It sounds like a long time to wait, but the center's website is already available, with a growing collection of obituary, funeral and marriage records, […]
Can you believe how fast summer is sailing by? Which means the Family Tree University Virtual Genealogy Conference is right around the corner, Sept. 13 to 15. This online event has the excitement and shared knowledge of a genealogy conference, without the expense and difficulty of travel and being away from family and work. Or […]
My grandfather Joe moved around a lot during his lifetime: Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, back to Texas, elsewhere in Texas, Ohio, more places in Texas, various Ohio cities, South Dakota, Ohio again. Timelines organize an ancestor's or a family's family tree data—dates, places of residence, jobs, historical events, children's births—in an orderly fashion. I […]