Protecting genealogy data and files!

Protect your genealogy data and files.

After twenty years of genealogy research, I have learned a few things about the fragility of the valuable data and files we work hard to accumulate. In response, I have worked hard to develop some good habits when it comes to protecting genealogy data and files.   Some of the issues I’ve encountered in the …

View history through timelapse mining from internet archived photos.

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Just imagine what it would be like to see historical changes in our world occur over time. A new breakthrough that gives us the ability to view history through timelapse mining from internet archived photos is a reality, although still in it early days.   Ricardo Martin-Brualla of the University of Washington and David Gallup …

Google Search history: An unsung top genealogy research tool?

Google Search history.

Google recently announced that the Google search history of Google account holders will be available for download by the account holder.   Noticing this made me stop and think about just how much I do use the history feature on my browser to find pages I’ve previously visited. The reason? When doing genealogy research including …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Jan 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions up to 30 Jan 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Canada Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1994 United States California, Immigration Registers of Japanese, Filipinos, and Hawaiians at …

Have your valuable family photos scanned free at RootsTech 2015.

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RootsTech 2015 provides the opportunity to have your valuable family photos scanned free to preserve history and memories. In my recent post on my blog, “Feathering the Empty Nest“, titled “Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging,” I outlined several options available for using photos and images to increase readership and engagement in …

New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, c. 1938.

Using available free genealogy sites and tools to the best advantage. I’ve been doing genealogy research for well over fifteen years now and have amassed a database of over 100,000 individuals with supporting sources, images, and documents for over 90% of the individuals, which are available for free download. Yet, I still find new information …

Cool gadgets and gifts on every Genealogist’s wish list !

Over time, I have developed this list of my favorite and most wished for cool gadgets and gifts on every genealist’s wish list whether the occasion is Christmas, birthday, graduation, or any of life’s other milestones. Apple – iPad with Retina Display 4th Generation 9.7″ 16 GB Wi-Fi Black Tablet – 2013 Model (iOS 6, …