I know, I know: just the term “genealogy” makes you want to fall asleep. Or close the browser tab. Or do literally anything else but talk more about “genealogy.” It conjures up images of sepia-soaked photo albums hidden away in your grandma’s attic. *yawn* Who wants to take a nap? :: slowly raises hand ::
But it can actually be an incredible adventure toward uncovering family secrets and unmasking the people that made you. And by doing a bit of detective work (that you alone are uniquely qualified to do), you can create a beautiful tribute to all the little miracles that made you who you are.
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As genealogists, aren’t we all trying to get as close as possible to our ancestors? We pour through their once-private documents, seek to uncover long-held secrets, and work as hard as we can to fill in as many details as possible. It’s almost as if we are trying to conjure them back from the dead… … Continue reading Review: MyHeritage’s AI-Powered “Deep Nostalgia”
For many of us, the first steps on our family history journey are on a road made up of census, birth, marriage and death records. When you’re just starting out with family history work, this is often all that’s needed to start capturing a smattering of loose dates and names (editor’s note: check out this post on getting … Continue reading Wills, Probates, Estate Records… Oh My!
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