If you’re lucky enough to have an original letter written by one of your ancestors, it’s most likely one of your most treasured belongings. But there’s more to discover than just letters when it comes to postal records. See if you can find your ancestors in these unique collections.
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America has a long and disturbing history of mass racial violence against Black people. In this guide, we explore some of the major episodes of this violence and how to discover if your ancestors were impacted.
Do you have piles of records, old photos and family heirlooms that are cluttering up your space? Here are the 6 simple steps you need to get them backed up, organized and safely stored.
When all we wish to do is locate our ancestors, and fill in the gaps in our family tree, taking the time to document our sources can seem like an extra, tedious task. But, if we want to create a tree that has true value, citing sources is not optional. It’s also not as complicated as you might think.
MyHeritage has created two advanced photo enhancing tools that will help you get to know your ancestors in a whole new way. MyHeritage in Color, coupled with the site’s Photo Enhancer technology, can transform your old family photos into sharp and vibrant images that reveal previously hidden details.
The Genealogical Proof Standard helps genealogists sort out, verify, and document facts through simple, straightforward guidance.
These records can become a highly prized source of information for researchers since they often contain a surprising amount of detail, including elaborate personal statements or court findings.
Knowing the estimated year your ancestor was born can help you pinpoint critical record collections to search, adding new details to your tree. Here are a list of databases, organized by date, to get you started now.
A Virginia Beach man got a stark reminder of one of the darkest times in U.S. history after purchasing an old book, and is now speaking up about it for the first time.
When someone asks to see your family tree, what do you do? Your first instinct might be to go to your online tree and hit “Print.” But is printing your tree really the best option? In this article we’ll show you how to do it, and why you might be better served by finding another method.