Preserving the Memories of Combat Veterans

Preserving the Memories of Combat Veterans

If your family has a history of military service, you want to better understand the experience of war, or you want to help preserve someone's memories of combat, you should check out Witness to War. Witness to War aims to capture "the 'foxhole view of combat as...

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Hitting the Road for Christmas in 1926

90 years ago, on page 1 of the Ford News 12/15/1923, Henry Ford shared the following Christmas Greeting: "Christmas stands for the human factor which makes life tolerable midst the hurry of commerce and production.  All of us need the annealing effect of Christ's...

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Join Me on a Genealogy Cruise of the British Isles

Join Me on a Genealogy Cruise of the British Isles

It’s always a joy for me to get to get out and about and meet readers and listeners in person. In July 2014 there's a wonderful opportunity for us to get together in person, talk genealogy and experience the joy of travel: the Unlock the Past Cruises for their 2014...

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RootsTech 2014 App Ready for Free Download

RootsTech 2014 App Ready for Free Download

The official RootsTech 2014 app is available for downloading from the App Store or Google Play! There's also a web version for those who don't use an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Like last year's app, the RootsTech 2014 lets you create your own class schedule,...

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Join Me on a Genealogy Cruise of the British Isles

Got 10 Minutes? Here’s 100 Years of History

Can 100 years be packed into 10 minutes? This YouTube video attempts to do it! (Warning: contains some graphic images) The video also illustrates how the movie camera has captured our triumphs and tragedies for over 100 years. Do you have old family movies? Consider...

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How to Organize Old Letters

How to Organize Old Letters

Do you have old family letters that really should be shared with loved ones, but you're not sure how to go about doing it? You're not alone. Jane wrote in recently with that very question. She came across my blog post 6 Tips: How to Organize Your Family History while...

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Just Because It’s Christmastime

Just Because It’s Christmastime

Remember the Night is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies for so many reasons: the incredible Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hollaway, and Beulah Bondi. The clever Preston Sturges script. And because it features one of my favorite old songs "A...

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100 Years in Few Seconds: Faces Through Time

According to Jan Langer, there are said to be over 700 people over the age of 100 living int he Czech republic. Langer "wondered what changes and what remains on a human face and in a human mind in such a long time, and in such a short while in relative terms. I...

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