Category Archives: finding your roots

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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Order Your Ancestry DNA Kit on Amazon – Free Shipping for Prime Members

The DNA testing continues! Thus far I have done the autosomal DNA testing through AncestryDNA for myself, my husband, my parents and my 91 year old grandmother. Continue reading

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Here Lies the Body…The Farber Gravestone Collection

Here Lies the Body….The Farber Gravestone Collection Continue reading

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Tracing African-American Enslaved Peoples & Families: 10 Free books to get you started

Tracing African-American enslaved people in your family tree can be more difficult at times. Here is a Free book list of helpful resources from the Internet Archive. Continue reading

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What is “Reclaim The Records”?….and why you need to follow them.

What is Reclaim The Records?…and why you need to follow them. Continue reading

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