While researching family history, it’s important to cite your sources. Learning how to accurately cite sources will save you, and other researches, valuable time. Source citing gives everyone the opportunity to go back and double check where you’re getting your information so that it can be established as fact.
Family reunion season is here! If you haven’t already started a list of attendees, there are a number of services out there that will allow you to keep track of your family and guests (we like to use Eventbrite). But we aren’t here to tell you where the family reunion should be held or what food should be served (although we have some ideas regarding this last subject below). We do however have some very fun ways to get your entire family involved with your family’s history.
With the world swimming in summer sunshine, it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoor crafts! If you’re looking for some creative ways to spend time with your kids this summer, try painting pet rocks.
When recording your family history, you’ll want the most accurate information available to you. After all, what you discover will sculpt your own history, as well as the history of those who use your research as a spring board to learn more about their own. Information is most accurate when it’s learned from a primary source, as opposed to a secondary or even tertiary source. To know the difference between primary and secondary sources, check the lists below.
If you’re looking for creative ideas for your baby’s upcoming photoshoot (or anytime!) check out these adorable baby photo ideas.
The New York Times said it best when speaking about the recent trend in genealogy, “At this point there’s probably no stopping the genealogy craze, which for a few decades now has been causing people to go rooting around in their familial past.” Here are the most viewed genealogy TV shows…
Creating a memorable photo project can be difficult if you or someone you love is camera shy. Next time you find a camera directed at you (or need to convince someone to let you take their picture), pull these quick, easy tricks to ensure a natural, yet flattering photo.
Creating a custom photo book, particularly ones themed around history or genealogy, can seem overwhelming. Consider these simple tricks to help you get started with your history.
After searching the web we’ve located 5 more fantastic Family History blogs for your enjoyment. To see what blogs we’ve spotlighted in the past, be sure to explore Family History Blogs Part 3, Part 2, and Part 1.
Family history sites and photo book publishing sites are in such high demand these days. We are doing our best to accommodate all of you family historians and genealogy experts by providing the best online research tools and services.