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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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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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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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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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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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