Month: December 1969

Sharing Old Photos

Pretty much everyone has a collection of old photos, many with minimal to no identifying information. Such photos typically end up at the bottom of the picture box and stored away — sometimes even thrown away. Today there are options…

Beyond the Index

Indexes are invaluable tools for accessing original information; however, they are subject to error and can be deceiving. Original post by Genealogy News Center

The Walking Pioneers

Today we resent it when airlines restrict us to 50 pounds of luggage. Imagine moving from Illinois to Utah — and having a 17 pounds luggage restriction! Original post by Genealogy News Center

Education in New Orleans

School records are often overlooked as a genealogical resource. They can document students as well as teachers. That is certainly true of New Orleans. Original post by Genealogy News Center

The Witness

Names of witnesses are important in your research. Do not skip over them without some thought and research. They may be relatives, friends, neighbors, legal officials or non-acquaintances. Their names may provide links or clues for more research in determining…

To Catch a Thief

Many researchers joke about finding a horse thief in their family tree. How about a horse thief detective? An interesting “society” was formed in the United States during its formative years and into the twentieth century that has left a…

I Love Libraries

Genealogists enjoy sharing stories about their research in libraries. They tend to flaunt the number of large genealogy libraries they have used or the latest they have visited. Original post by Genealogy News Center

Irish Records Collection now online

One of the largest collections of Irish records available is being released online by www.Familyrelatives.com. This forms part of a programme to add more than 10 million new records by the end of this year. Original post by Genealogy News…

Religion In New Orleans

Religion has always played a big role in New Orleans. From early arrival of the Ursuline sisters throughout New Orleans history, religion has been important. Original post by Genealogy News Center

Familybuilder Introduces FamilybuilderDNA

Familybuilder also announces today that starting October 15, 2008 it will offer highly affordable genealogy DNA tests — priced at an unprecedented $59.95 — to help people learn more about their lineages and find long lost relatives. By combining its…

Quoth the Raven . . .

The psychological horror in the works of poet and mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe are often thought to be a reflection of his own life . . . is it fact or fiction? The story behind the “official” biography of…