The weather is heating up and the first day of summer is nearly upon us! As you head out on your summer adventures, remember to bring some quality genealogy reading material. Any of these recommendations from our editors would be the perfect companion for a road trip or lounging by the pool.Read More
December 8 is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. We've got tips to help you travel back in history and peek into the world of our ancestors!Read More
Joseph Martin has a great photo, a big group portrait. You guessed the problem: figuring out who's who. He knows the identity of three of these individuals, but the rest he's not sure about. Here are four tips you can apply to group portraits in your family collection.1. Estimate...Read More
Heidi Thibodeau's cousin found this image in the papers of her grandmother (Heidi's great-grand aunt), Bessie Mabel Hodgdon Hoogerzeil. Bessie was born Jan. 27, 1877. Heidi thinks she might be in this photo. A caption on the reverse states the picture was taken by Sprague and Hathaway, July 6, 1890...Read More
Tracing the line of descent of your family is more than putting names and dates on your family tree. You can use those same genealogical techniques to trace the history of ownership—the provenance—of your pictures. Knowing how a group of pictures came to be in your...Read More
Ronnie O'Rourke's great aunt Mary (Mamie) Smith (b. 1892) wears an enormous hat in this family portrait. Her grandson identified her in the image, but now the family wants to know who's standing with her. Her hat and dress are quite stylish for this outdoor event. The presence of the...Read More
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