By Jodi Bash
Have you ever taken a really long road trip? The kind that takes days to get where you’re going? It’s not as common anymore with cheap, safe air travel.
I love the road trip personally – no time constraints, no restrictions on shampoo bottle size, no turbulence! After each trip I understand so much more about terrain, road quality, how long it takes to get somewhere. We take all this for granted when flying, or even when someone else is [...]
Do you know that Amazon.com offers tens of thousands of free kindle books – many of which are family history focused? From pedigrees to local histories, to reference manuals and even genealogy-focused fiction – these no-cost ebooks provide a wealth of information to family history researchers.
No, we’re not talking about the Prime Lending Library or Kindle Unlimited (which provide free kindle books by subscription on Amazon). We’re talking about ebooks that [...]
One of the most powerful tools modern family historians have at their disposal is a Google search. A search for our ancestors through Google is one of the best ways to discover new records that exist outside of the genealogy research sites we use regularly. From turning up entries in old books or newspapers, to revealing the archives of small repositories – Google can be a powerful friend.
However, there is a big difference between turning up a lot of pages in Google, and [...]
Google has announced a new app today that brings the ease of scanning and preserving old family photos and records to a whole new level. And Anil Sabharwal, vice president of Google Photos, was inspired to create the free app by his own family’s past.
According to CNET “His grandparents, who were Hindus living in what had just become the Muslim state of Pakistan, faced soldiers at the door who ordered them to gather what belongings they could carry to cross the Indian [...]
Online research is getting better and better every day. With new free websites, databases and research groups popping up everywhere, family historians have a seemingly endless supply of records and resources to help them uncover family details.
But with all of the amazing information now available at our fingertips it can be difficult to keep track of it all. Whether you’re on a research site perusing possible record matches, taking a family history course or reading [...]
Most of us use Google search to look for our ancestors on a regular basis. After all, once we’re done searching our favorite family history sites directly, Google is our best bet for locating new records online.
But finding valuable data via Google search can be hard since there are so many sites, and so many pages of data. After typing in an ancestor’s name and a few details we often find that we’ve turned up hundreds or thousands of results, and most of them [...]
Do you have an old family photo you can’t identify? Are you unsure of the time period or place a photo was taken in? Perhaps you want to connect with others who are researching a specific ancestor you have an image of?
If so, Google Image Search offers a unique way to explore your family history.Google image searches for genealogy can be used to:Find websites that have information about a specific ancestor you are researching by uncovering pages that contain the same [...]