As the new year pushes eagerly onward, it’s important to make fantastic resolutions (espcially in regards to family history research!) But, as ever, it’s important to look back and remember your history. Even the history of just 2016.
Though many people have Ancestry.com to build their family trees, there are a few extra tools you can use for free to give yourself an edge in genealogy.
Does your family groan every time you want to take photos of them? Want to wow your friends and family with the best vacation photos? Let your vacation photos speak a thousand words–and really show off the majesty of your chosen vacation spot!
We want to help you find those pioneers in your family! Wherever they came from and for whatever reason, their courage should not go forgotten.
Since military pages don’t transfer from trees to a MyCanvas book, you’ll have to create a military page manually. This is because your family trees in Ancestry are in portrait, where the books are landscape. Luckily, we’ve made this easy to do yourself with a couple of options.
When your family comes together for the Fourth of July, it creates the perfect opportunity to photograph precious summer memories.
If you’re going to a big celebration, chances are that fireworks and sparklers will be the highlight of your photography efforts this holiday. But firework photography can be hard to get just right.
At family reunions, we can gather in all the branches of our family tree to hear their stories, get to know one another, and preserve memories of each other. Those memories will be important in years to come, so it’s vital to save them now.
The best family reunions don’t always involve the most expensive trips or meals, but rather include making and remembering joyful family memories. A great way to accomplish both of these goals is by including family history at your reunion.
Your house–and maybe the houses of your immediate family members–can hold the stories of your ancestors if you know where to look.