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12 May 2017

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall

By |12 May 2017|Church Records, German Genealogy, Search Strategies|16 Comments

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall. Which is mightier? The Ancestry shaking leaf is mightier than my brick wall. I didn’t realize it, but for nearly a decade, my Austrian research has been complicated by looking for a “vagabond" family. With one Ancestry shaking leaf, that ten-year-old Austrian brick [...]

25 Oct 2016

National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016

By |25 Oct 2016|Genealogy, Search Strategies|1 Comment

Tomorrow and Thursday the National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016 is available on YouTube. This free two-day online fair offers viewers the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free [...]

18 Aug 2016

Free Aerial Photography Resource for Genealogists

By |18 Aug 2016|Genealogy, Maps, Search Strategies|2 Comments

The ASPRS Aerial Data Catalog is a free aerial photography resource for genealogists to use in their research. Provided by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), this is a useful tool for locating aerial photography for both U.S. and international geographic areas of the past and the present. ASPRS bills this database as "the Source [...]

21 Feb 2016

Your Ancestors’ Birth Year Words

By |21 Feb 2016|Genealogy, Search Strategies|Comments Off on Your Ancestors’ Birth Year Words

Have you ever wondered how recent the language is that you use everyday? What are your ancestors' birth year words? What new word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) the year you were born?  Today's post is a bit of fun (while I'm still catching up after Rootstech with clients, new colleagues (hi [...]