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How Facebook supercharged my genealogy and family history research post-pandemic

How Facebook supercharged my genealogy and fami...

Facebook has long been a place for families to connect. But in the past few years, it’s turned into a goldmine of genealogy information. For instance, the post below describing...

How Facebook supercharged my genealogy and fami...

Facebook has long been a place for families to connect. But in the past few years, it’s turned into a goldmine of genealogy information. For instance, the post below describing...

Rootstech 2024: Free online sessions we recommend

Rootstech 2024: Free online sessions we recommend

It’s that time of the year - Rootstech is about to start! The theme of this year’s show: Remember. Even if you are not able to attend the genealogy expo...

Rootstech 2024: Free online sessions we recommend

It’s that time of the year - Rootstech is about to start! The theme of this year’s show: Remember. Even if you are not able to attend the genealogy expo...

OpenAI Sora's “historical footage” of the 1849 Gold Rush: promise and problems for genealogists

OpenAI Sora's “historical footage” of the 1849 ...

We have two known “Forty-Niners” in our family tree. The knowledge of these two men is based entirely on an account written in longhand (reminder: stories matter for future genealogists!)...

OpenAI Sora's “historical footage” of the 1849 ...

We have two known “Forty-Niners” in our family tree. The knowledge of these two men is based entirely on an account written in longhand (reminder: stories matter for future genealogists!)...

A 1998 Taiwanese soap opera prompts a family history quest

A 1998 Taiwanese soap opera prompts a family hi...

I have an anecdote to share. It’s an unusual story, and contains a bit of a mystery that touches upon everything from media preservation to family history to Family Guy....

A 1998 Taiwanese soap opera prompts a family hi...

I have an anecdote to share. It’s an unusual story, and contains a bit of a mystery that touches upon everything from media preservation to family history to Family Guy....

Digital reality check: CD-ROM database of WW2 airmen can only be opened on Windows 98

Digital reality check: CD-ROM database of WW2 a...

Last fall, data scientist and amateur World War 2 historian Mara Truslow Storey shared the picture of an ancient laptop on her social media account, along with a plea for...

Digital reality check: CD-ROM database of WW2 a...

Last fall, data scientist and amateur World War 2 historian Mara Truslow Storey shared the picture of an ancient laptop on her social media account, along with a plea for...

4 ways old maps can help genealogists

4 ways old maps can help genealogists

I recently got back from Northern New York, where I stayed at The Sherman Inn, a wonderful history-themed B&B located in a former elementary school. One of the rooms has...

4 ways old maps can help genealogists

I recently got back from Northern New York, where I stayed at The Sherman Inn, a wonderful history-themed B&B located in a former elementary school. One of the rooms has...