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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How to Find What You Want at the Library of Congress

How to Find What You Want at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has a new quick video tutorial to help us find things in their enormous collections, both offline and online. "How to Find Stuff at the Largest Library in the World" is a 5-minute introductory video. It shows how to use subject headings,...

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Follow Your Commuter Ancestors in NYC Subway Maps

Follow Your Commuter Ancestors in NYC Subway Maps

If your ancestors lived or worked in New York City, did you know you can follow them home from work? At least virtually. David Pirmann runs a website dedicated to the history of the New York City subway system. NYCSubway.org includes great historical background,...

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Genealogy: Most Popular Hobby? Here are the Stats

Genealogy: Most Popular Hobby? Here are the Stats

I often hear people claim that genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies (or THE most popular hobby) in the world. Certainly from where I sit, I can see the industry is growing. More and more people are getting excited about exploring their roots. Here's an...

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