Trying to date an old photo? This new tool from MyHeritage says it can provide one. But can it really tell you when a picture was taken?
Help and How-To
Second cousin, or first cousin once removed? These relationships are confusing to almost everyone, but the answer is simpler than you think.
Is the MyHeritage Reimagine app worth a try? From simple scanning, to photo enhancements like colorization and fixing tears, we’ve tested it all.
Confused about what a suffix added to a name is, what is means and how it should be written? This short guide will help you make sense of it.
Family history research is one of the most popular hobbies on earth, and one of the most enjoyable. But it’s also easy to get overwhelmed by everything you’ve collected. Here’s why this might be happening to you, and how to fix it.
OK, OK, we promise this article is all in good fun. After all, we genealogists are usually fairly easy-going folks, and goodness knows we’re patient — after all, we’ve waited ten whole years for the 1950 census! But, alas, sometimes even the best of us let things get under our skin (even if we know we shouldn’t).
Why is it that we, as family historians, often do a poor job of preserving our own personal histories for the generations to come?
Public or private? This is one of the first decisions Ancestry.com asks you to make when you create your family tree. Indicating your preferred sharing status is as simple as checking a box, but it’s not a trivial decision.
If you’re just starting to build your family tree, or if you’ve simply put it aside due to frustration or defeat, listen up. You’re not alone in your family history challenges, and perhaps having a better understanding up front of what to expect down the road will help you overcome them.
For a fledgling family historian, receiving a collection like this might seem like the perfect ready-made foundation from which to build new branches. Even the experienced genealogist would consider it a windfall. However, inheriting someone else’s genealogy research can be both a gift and a curse if not handled properly.