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15 Jul 2017

Using the Curt Teich Postcard Archives

By |15 Jul 2017|Digital Collections, Research Tips|Comments Off on Using the Curt Teich Postcard Archives

If you're looking for images of towns where your ancestors lived, try using the Curt Teich Postcard Archives. The Curt Teich Company was once was the world leader in the printing of view and advertising postcards. Using the Curt Teich Postcard Archives is easier now that the collection is located, digitized, and [...]

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 Feb 2017

Genealogy on Facebook List Updated Feb 2017

By |22 Feb 2017|Genealogy, Research Tips, Social Media|Comments Off on Genealogy on Facebook List Updated Feb 2017

The invaluable Genealogy on Facebook List updated Feb 2017. Compiled by talented genealogist (and my friend) Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Genealogy on Facebook List contains 10,600+ links to English-speaking Facebook groups & pages related to genealogy & history. Inspired by her success using Facebook to break [...]

30 Dec 2016

Shortening Ancestry Links

By |30 Dec 2016|Research Tips, Sources and Citations|4 Comments

Today's post is about shortening Ancestry links. Lately I've been getting lots of very long URLs for links to specific Ancestry records and my clients are wondering about citing these resources permanently. Here's an example of a long URL for a record for my husband's great-great-great grandfather Steven Kinsley [...]