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Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”
26 Jun 2017

Place Research Tool for Genealogy Research

By |26 Jun 2017|Databases, Maps, Research Tips|2 Comments

Place Research Tool for genealogy research is the new way to search the huge database of geographical information at FamilySearch. Place Research Tool helps you find standardized information for place names with links to GPS-generated maps, variant spellings, and changes to place names over time. In addition to helping genealogists search for [...]

22 Jun 2017

German Peasant Costumes for Genealogy Research

By |22 Jun 2017|Genealogy, German Genealogy, Prussian Genealogy|0 Comments

German Peasant Costumes - Silesia Tannhausen - Czarnowanz (near Oppeln) – (Courtesy Boston Public Library) Illustrations of German peasant costumes by noted German-American artist Louis Prang can help illuminate your family history research in Germany, Prussia (now Poland), and Austria. Records are few where my great-great-great grandmother Johanna Christiane [...]

14 Jun 2017

Free 19th-Century Portrait Photographs for Genealogy Research

By |14 Jun 2017|African American Genealogy, digital collections|2 Comments

Miss Grace Gibbs (LC-DIG-bellcm-12452) The Library of Congress has released 25,000 free 19th-century portrait photographs for research. Digitized from glass plate negatives, the collection of 19-century portrait photographs were made by Washington D.C. photographer C.M. Bell. Bell and his successors photographed their subjects between 1873 and 1909. The [...]

10 Jun 2017

Visualizing 315 Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade

By |10 Jun 2017|African American Genealogy|Comments Off on Visualizing 315 Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Visualizing 315 Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade 315 years. Millions of lives. 20,528 voyages in this infographic, documented from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. The infographic above was designed by Slate magazine's Andrew Kahn, to visualize the appalling scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade "across time, as well as the [...]