Category Archives: free research

Dating Old Photos by Fashion: Tips for the 1930’s

More great tips on dating old photos by fashion in the 1930’s. Just click the link to go to the familysearch blog. Continue reading

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Family Tree for Beginners: “Dummies” if you prefer…7 Free books to help you get started

Great News! You decided to start working on your family tree! Now what!? Family tree research can be a bit overwhelming. Continue reading

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From Mountains to Megabytes: Organizing and Archiving Your Stuff: Pictures and Stories RootsTech Session 2019

Where do you start with your family tree research and organizing a massive amount of family history? This is a great session from RootsTech – about an hour of very helpful information! Continue reading

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RootsTech 2021 – Free Online! February 25-27, 2021

Tens of thousands of people attend RootsTech every year and this year you can to! 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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How to read old gravestones {without inflicting damage}

These are two (2) great videos on how to read old gravestones without causing damage to old, fragile stones. I love this technique and we all should be learning how to use it. Continue reading

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Dating Old Photos by Fashion: Tips for the 1920’s

More great tips on dating old photos by fashion in the 1920’s. Just click the link to go to the familysearch blog. Continue reading

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Dating Old Photos by Fashion: Tips for the 1900’s

More great tips on dating old photos with clues from fashion! Just click the link to go to the FamilySearch blog. Continue reading

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Nebraska Death Index (1904 – 1968) is now FREE Online!

The Nebraska Death Index (1904 -1968) is now available FREE and online thanks to the efforts of one of my favorite groups – Reclaim the Records! Continue reading

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Dating Old Photos by Fashion: Tips for the 1910’s

Everyday I look at and date old photos. I look at old photos of people, places, buildings, maps, and all kinds of interesting things that can be found in old photos. Continue reading

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