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6 Dec 2013

Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies – Follow Friday

By |6 Dec 2013|genealogy, German Research, German translation, Prussia|1 Comment

The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies is today's Follow Friday. Founded at the University of Wisconsin in 1983 with a grant from the Max Kade Foundation of New York, the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies examines how "German-speaking immigrants and their descendants have both shaped their North American environment and [...]

8 Nov 2013

Dating Vintage Photos – Follow Friday

By |8 Nov 2013|family photographs|2 Comments

Atkins Family, Lincoln, Vermont (courtesy Landscape Change Program, University of Vermont) Dating vintage photos can be a challenge, but helpful resources are available, like the image archives at the Landscape Change Program at the University of Vermont. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Landscape Change Program collects historic images to document how [...]

18 Oct 2013

Dating Photos Using Library of Congress Resources for Follow Friday

By |18 Oct 2013|family photographs, genealogy, Library of Congress|Comments Off on Dating Photos Using Library of Congress Resources for Follow Friday

Today's Follow Friday post is about dating photos using Library of Congress resources. The LC's Prints and Photographs Division  has a great list of resources for visual literacy, a term that embraces image history, photographic processes, content, and meaning. If you have ever used a magnifying glass on a photograph [...]

27 Sep 2013

Hidden Truths: Mapping the City Cemetery in Chicago for Follow Friday

By |27 Sep 2013|cemetery records, Chicago, Cook County, Geneabloggers, genealogy|1 Comment

Hidden Truths: Mapping the City Cemetery in Chicago is a wonderful site by Pamela Bannos, a researcher who was curious about a why there was a large tomb for the Couch family in Lincoln Park. Performing dogged research through many archives, including Northwestern, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Park District [...]