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The amazing deeds and wills I found for free with Full-Text Search from FamilySearch

The amazing deeds and wills I found for free wi...

At RootsTech 2024 in February, FamilySearch announced a new feature called Full-Text Search. The experimental technology (link) promises to unlock names, places, and other details in millions of old handwritten...

The amazing deeds and wills I found for free wi...

At RootsTech 2024 in February, FamilySearch announced a new feature called Full-Text Search. The experimental technology (link) promises to unlock names, places, and other details in millions of old handwritten...

History Mystery #8 solution: Colonial-era "foot stove"

History Mystery #8 solution: Colonial-era "foot...

It's time for the solution to last week's History Mystery. Many thanks to those readers who wrote in about the unusual object shown above. When I first saw it, I...

History Mystery #8 solution: Colonial-era "foot...

It's time for the solution to last week's History Mystery. Many thanks to those readers who wrote in about the unusual object shown above. When I first saw it, I...

History Mystery #8: A strange household object

History Mystery #8: A strange household object

The EasyGenie History Mystery is back! Today’s object is unusual. It’s roughly 10 inches wide, and was made of wood and tin. The only hint: it was commonly used in...

History Mystery #8: A strange household object

The EasyGenie History Mystery is back! Today’s object is unusual. It’s roughly 10 inches wide, and was made of wood and tin. The only hint: it was commonly used in...

How far back can you go back on your family tree? The honest answer

How far back can you go back on your family tre...

I have a confession to make. When people ask “how far back can you go on your family tree,” the truth is, not far. Decades of research has taken me...

How far back can you go back on your family tre...

I have a confession to make. When people ask “how far back can you go on your family tree,” the truth is, not far. Decades of research has taken me...

A brief history of St. Patrick's Day in America

A brief history of St. Patrick's Day in America

St. Patrick’s Day takes place on Sunday. In the past, I’ve lamented its transformation from what was once a quiet religious observation (commemorating both Saint Patrick's death and the arrival...

A brief history of St. Patrick's Day in America

St. Patrick’s Day takes place on Sunday. In the past, I’ve lamented its transformation from what was once a quiet religious observation (commemorating both Saint Patrick's death and the arrival...

The joys and challenges of researching a spouse's genealogy

The joys and challenges of researching a spouse...

Over the weekend, Nicole and I sat down and worked on a branch of the family tree we should have done years ago: her mother’s family. We don’t have any...

The joys and challenges of researching a spouse...

Over the weekend, Nicole and I sat down and worked on a branch of the family tree we should have done years ago: her mother’s family. We don’t have any...