• Ideas for Less than a Half-Hour

    Apr 13

      Need some ideas of how to further your family history research yet you can only share less than 30 minutes every few days or even once a week. The following are some ideas of simple and quick mini-project you can do in a very short period of time. If you do one a week there will be major advancement in your research.   One grea...


  • Check-Off List – Ten Ideas to check of your genealogy Check List!

    Mar 16

    Whether you are just beginning or have worked on your family tree for years, there can be many different aspects relating to your family and genealogy you have forgotten to investigate, do, search for, collect, or try. The following are just some ten ideas that you might want to consider completing so you can check it off this important list. Firs...


  • Capture that Precious Memory

    Feb 28

    Today marks my 63rd birthday, but much more important it is the first time in those 63 years that my 'second mother', my godmother, my name sake, the family cousin was not here to mark the occasion since her passing this January at age 90. She was Alice Louise Walters Leffler Wallace, my mother's cousin - who were like sisters -- both take charge t...


  • Winter Time Photo Scanning

    Feb 8

    This just might be the opportune time to get some scanning of the family collection of photos done. If you have put it off in the past, make the time now before you discover there is nothing left to scan. Even if you have many of the images already scanned there still might be the ones you skipped over earlier or new ones you have acquired in th...


  • African-American Genealogy

    Feb 2

    Using this free online database titled 'Afriquest' with multiple types of records can be quite a resource for those looking into ancestors of African-American heritage. Much of the scanned documents, records and images come are shared by fellow researchers. The type of records and images are not just individual families, but also include collec...


  • Panoramic Photographs

    Jan 21

    There is nothing like soaring over an area to get that 'bird's eye view'. That experience is very possible in an airplane, hot air balloon or glider. However, to have that aerial view of a hometown, city or area say in 1920 or 1900 or 1890 is impossible. The Library of Congress Panoramic Photographic Collection does offer that experience in imag...


  • Finding Published Family History Books

    Dec 14 has collected some 40,000 digital family history books along with periodicals and gazettes all relating to genealogy and individual family research. This makes it very simple to locate, read and even download the material if you desire. The seven sources for this collection range from the Allen County Public Library, to Brigham ...


  • Edit Those Photos–Simple Method

    Dec 6

    It can be very helpful to have a simple photo editing software whenever an old or recent photo needs something special. You may not think to touch up, fix up, enhance any of your old vintage family portraits, but sometimes those are the ones that need that special touch up. Scanning the image is the first step. If you do not have a scanner, yo...


  • 1906–Photos of Everyday People

    Oct 14

    How things can change and others events remain the same after one hundred years. Viewing photos can really help put us back in another time and place, providing us today with a sense of how our ancestors lived. Generally we only see photos from the turn of the 20th century as formal portraits, staged images in a conventional studio. However, ther...


  • Patriot Day 9/11

    Sep 11

    With such a national tragedy as occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington, D. C. and the fields of southwestern Pennsylvania, everyone's lives were deeply affected. Now that it is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, some people may be ready to talk more about their feelings and reactions that day and the weeks that followed. ...