Free Helps for PAF and RootsMagic Users

Free Helps for PAF and RootsMagic Users

RootsMagic, the makers of award-winning family history software, now offers free guides for users of PAF (Personal Ancestral File, the free family tree software that is becoming obsolete), FamilySearch Family Tree and their own RootsMagic software. "RootsMagic for PAF...

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Newsboys: Colorful Figures of the Past

Newsboys: Colorful Figures of the Past

Newsboys or "newsies" used to sell the news. But for a time in American history, they were the news! You'd know them by their common call: "Read all about it!" It was their job to sell stacks of inexpensive newspapers on every street corner that would support them....

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Afghanistan and Iraq Casualty Databases Now at Fold3

Afghanistan and Iraq Casualty Databases Now at Fold3

There's a saying that "past is present," and nowhere is that truth more apparent than family history. Sometimes we get very stark reminders that the same things that affected our ancestors--war, poverty, conflict and the like--affect us today. Fold 3 has added new...

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MyHeritage Partners with FamilySearch

MyHeritage Partners with FamilySearch

Genealogy industry giants MyHeritage and FamilySearch have just announced a strategic partnership that promises to be a win-win for genealogists everywhere. It looks like FamilySearch's billions of historical records will get a searchability boost with MyHeritage...

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2 Evernote for Genealogists Must-Have Tips

2 Evernote for Genealogists Must-Have Tips

Evernote is certainly the fastest-growing (and FREE) note-taking technology out there, so it's no wonder that it is incredibly popular with genealogists. But there's a lot packed into it and I've noticed that many genealogists aren’t taking full advantage. Here's are...

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Meet a Gem: 101-Year Old Woman and her 1930 Packard

Meet a Gem: 101-Year Old Woman and her 1930 Packard

Want to meet a real gem? She's Margaret, a centenarian who's still at the wheel of her 1930 "straight-8" 740 Packard automobile! In the video below she talks about the joy of revving the engine. She loves the "sense of horsepower," a distinct sound signature she...

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The First Photograph Ever Taken?

The First Photograph Ever Taken?

Have you ever wondered about the first photograph ever taken? The first time human technology captured a passing moment and made it permanent? What was the subject? What were the circumstances? Check out this blog post by a photography enthusiast who followed the...

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Here’s What is Changing on Ancestry.com

Here’s What is Changing on Ancestry.com

Do you feel like every time you log in to your favorite genealogy data website, it's changed? Well, that's probably because it has. The sites themselves are gaining weight, both the weight of additional users and additional records. It only makes sense that the way...

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Meet the Woman in Your Pocket..the Voice of Siri

Meet the Woman in Your Pocket..the Voice of Siri

Whether you have an iPhone in your pocket of a iPad tucked under your arm, Susan Bennett is along for the ride. Susan is the voice of Siri: Most of the time, Siri is a voice we trust to get us to our destination, or find a good buy medication online with prescription...

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