How to Identify Old Cars in Photographs

How to Identify Old Cars in Photographs

Follow these tips to identify old cars in photographs from your family albums. You can often identify the make and model of the automobile; decipher and date the license plates, and even discover additional documents relating to the earliest drivers on your family...

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The Christmas List that Continues to Speak to My Heart

The Christmas List that Continues to Speak to My Heart

Some family Christmas traditions carry over easily from generation to generation, and some don't. Here's one tradition I tried passing on to my children, and how it has played out. It reminds me that traditions themselves can be unexpected--which ones have staying...

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Common Surnames: How Unique is Yours?

Common Surnames: How Unique is Yours?

Common surnames can make genealogy research more challenging. But learning more about your last name (including how common it is) can also enrich your family history. Check out 4 free online tools for learning more about your family's surnames. Then share what you...

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Getting Help with a Genealogy Brick Wall

Getting Help with a Genealogy Brick Wall

Sooner or later, we all hit genealogy brick walls: a point in our family history research where we can't seem to make any further progress. When I hit a brick wall with great-grandpa Gus in Eastern Europe, I turned to Legacy Tree Genealogists. Here's what their...

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Photo + Story Competition: RootsTech 2018 Contest

Photo + Story Competition: RootsTech 2018 Contest

A new Photo + Story competition will be part of RootsTech 2018! If you can take a story-filled picture and caption it meaningfully, you should enter. Check out these tips for creating winning family history photo and story combinations. Winners will receive prizes...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 212

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 212

The Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode #212 with Lisa Louise Cooke In this episode, Lisa Louise Cooke speaks with Contributing Editor Sunny Morton about turning our fleeting scraps of recollections into meaningful memories.Also: Genealogist Margaret Linford tells us how...

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Genealogy Book Club Gems: Add These to Your Must-Read List

Genealogy Book Club Gems: Add These to Your Must-Read List

These three must-read titles from our Genealogy Book Club would be great stocking stuffers for yourself or someone you love. See my newest book recommendations for family history lovers by best-selling authors Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train) and A.J. Jacobs (The...

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