National Aboriginal Photo Identification Project launched by LAC.

National Aboriginal Photo Identification Project launched by LAC.

Every picture tells a story! Spurred by the success of the first phase of the photo identification project with Inuit communities from Nunavut, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is now expanding the project to all Aboriginal groups in Canada.This new chapter of Project Naming is a unique opportunity to contribute to the description and stewardship …

View history through timelapse mining from internet archived photos.

Lombard St., San Francisco

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 …

Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.

Canadiana.org's valuable collection of historical documents.

With the assistance and cooperation of archives, libraries and research organizations, Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.   It includes millions of pages of primary source documents in 21 languages, most notably including the languages of our First Nations. This collection chronicles the people and institutions of Canada’s history between the 1600s …

Privartree: The social platform for families and family tree researchers.

Parivartree family social platform.

Parivartree is a new social media platform focusing on genealogy and family connections. Similar to Facebook and LinkedIn, it is a social platform for families and family tree researchers and it promotes contact, conversation and connections between close and distant family members.   Less than a year old, Parivartree has surpassed 4,000 users and the …

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law …

Photoscape image editing software is a gem for the genealogist.

Using Photoscape imaging software

Photoscape image editing software is the one photo imaging and editing program I use most often in relation to my genealogy research. I spent my career life creating, altering or designing images, graphics, documents, etc. However, I have found that using the professional level software packages I once used for editing these images for genealogy to …

New OPenn Digital Resources Platform launched online.

Rare books, manuscripts and documents.

Following is an excerpt from a press release regarding the launch of the new OPenn Digital Resources Platform.   Recently I wrote a post titled, “Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania” about my own research into our extensive Pennsylvania and Welsh Quaker ancestry and listed numerous links for pursuing similar research. Be sure to bookmark this …