Posted in Research Notes

Using Backward Design in Genealogical Research

From AncestorCloud blog:

Contrary to physical brick and mortar structures, genealogical brick walls can be surmounted.  Although it may seem counterintuitive to look backward to be able to move forward, that is often the needed approach to take in solving genealogical mysteries.  Backward design is another tool to add to your genealogical toolbox.

Visit AncestorCloud to learn more.

Posted in Archives

World War I Portal at National Archives

Gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, firing 37 mm gun during an advance on German entrenched positions. View in Catalog.

The National Archives has just opened the World War I online exhibit and invites you to “browse the wealth of records and information documenting the U.S. experience in this conflict, including photographs, documents, audiovisual recordings, educational resources, articles, blog posts, lectures, and events”.

Included in this exhibit is more than 110,000 photographs and almost 300 reels of film related to the war thanks to an anonymous donor whose donation made this digitizing project possible. These photographs take you from the home front to the battlefield.

Visit the World War I Portal to view these amazing photos and many other records, articles and educational programs.

Posted in Storytelling

Your Family Infographic

Have you checked out Twile yet? It’s the gorgeous way to create a timeline of your family’s history. They have always had this very cool infographic showing stats about your family, but it was only in digital format. Not any more!

Previously only available as a digital version to share online, you can now order your infographic as a high resolution print, to add to the family album or show off in a frame over the mantelpiece.

There’s more to Twile than just this infographic. See for yourself!

Posted in News

Free 5-Day Western European Family History Conference

 

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Need help researching your Western European ancestors? FamilySearch can help!

FamilySearch’s world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be holding its free Western European Family History Conference, May 15 to May 19, 2017. Guests can attend classes in person or online. The conference will focus exclusively on select Western European research and is intended for beginning and intermediate researchers. Classes are free, but registration is required due to class size and webinar bandwidth limitations. For more information or to register, go to FamilySearch Wiki.

Classes will be taught by the Family History Library’s staff of experts and guest genealogists. Content will focus primarily on how to research records from Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Topics addressed will include census, church, immigration, and vital records.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Use the following links to register for deisired conference classes online or in the library: in-person guests or webinar guests.

Get registration details and complete course descriptions at FamilySearch.