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Dating Old Photos: Civil War Uniforms {50 Uniforms in 10 Minutes}

Dating Old Photos: Civil War Uniforms {50 Uniforms in 10 Minutes} Continue reading

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1890 U. S. Census: Up in Smoke, Doused in Water

Let’s visit the U. S. Census again; this time the tragic story of the 1890 census. Continue reading

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Preserving Pioneer History: Cemeteries in Nebraska

We have a big problem in Nebraska with our old pioneer cemeteries. Farming continues to encroach on abandoned cemeteries and when those cemeteries are on private property farmers will often destroy the cemeteries. Our cemeteries are protected under state laws, … Continue reading

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Bring Your Family Tree into the 21st Century: 7 “Tech” Items for Everyone

If you have collected someone else’s research from the 1990’s or before you have an idea of what a daunting task it is to take all of that written work, files, photocopies, notes, etc. and try to digitize and bring to a new life on the internet and the computer. Continue reading

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Dating Old Photographs: The Cyanotype Process

The earliest known modern photography came into existence around 1840. When looking at old photos knowing about the photography process is helpful to point to a date or time period. Continue reading

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United States Census: 1790 History and Instructions

Census records are so important to your research. Learn the history behind the first U. S. Population Census of 1790. Continue reading

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7 Deadly Sins of Digitizing Photos: Pictures and Stories RootsTech Session 2018

Ready to start digitizing your old photos? This is a great session from RootsTech 2018 – about an hour of very helpful information! Continue reading

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Dating Old Photographs: The Daguerreotype Process

The earliest known modern photography came into existence around 1840. When looking at old photos knowing about the photography process is helpful to point to a date or time period. Continue reading

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How to Tell the 10 Best Stories of Your Life: Pictures and Stories RootsTech Session 2017

If you want to start putting your family history into a story version and write a family history book this is a great session from RootsTech 2017 – about an hour of very helpful information! Continue reading

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Organize Your Family Tree: 10 Dollar Store “Budget” Items to Get You Started

If you’ve decided 2021 is the year to really “ORGANIZE” your family tree I’ve got 10 items you can get at the dollar store that won’t break your bank. Continue reading

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