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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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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FamilySearch and Ancestry: Billion Record Deal

FamilySearch and Ancestry: Billion Record Deal

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International, the two largest online providers of genealogy data,  just announced an agreement that's expected to put a billion more historical records from around the world within reach online. A billion is a LOT of records. If you...

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