Finding ancestors, learning facts, locating headstones – these are activties genealogists are passionate about. However, when some family members hear the words “Family History” or “Genealogy” they tune out. So how can you share your family history with your loved ones without getting an eye-roll? Try some of these ideas:
A family history book is a journey through time that shares your family’s past, and it can inspire changes in the lives of those who see it.
MyCanvas’ free, online software comes with a selection of designed, inspirational quotes you can include…
The blessing and curse of genealogy is that, well, there’s a lot of it. Each additional generation researched doubles the amount of ancestors. That’s not even including the various cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters of your ancestors! So how can you enjoy working on your family history without feeling genealogy burnout? Try these 5 ways:
When just beginning the genealogy journey, there are common pitfalls new genealogist need to watch out for. However, there are mistakes that can catch even pro genealogists unless they are careful. Are you making any of these surprising genealogy mistakes in your family history research?
The word “serendipity” was first used in 1754 by Horace Walpole in a letter wherein he remarked on “making discoveries, by accident or sagacity, of things that they were not in quest of”. In family history it applies when the researcher finds useful information that they were not intentionally looking for. This is a tale of one such instance.
Back in October, we mentioned that we’d be making some changes to the MyCanvas website. Now, we are pleased to announce that those changes have arrived!
Not only have we integrated our new logo colors to the design, but we’ve updated the website by adding beneficial features such as new navigation, layout display, and…
Sweden. A country that conjures up images of ABBA, safe cars and furniture that you buy flat and have to put together. If you have ever done any research into Swedish ancestors, however, Sweden will also conjure up names like ‘Johan’, ‘Olaf’, ‘Anders Andersson’, ‘Olaf Olafsson’ and of course their children ‘Anders Johansson’ and ‘Johan Olafsson’. But Swedish genealogy doesn’t have to be all headaches and mazes of Johans. With careful preparation and an understanding of how Swedish archives work, research in to Swedish genealogy can be very rewarding very quickly.
At one point every genealogist hits the proverbial brick wall in genealogy research. Everything comes to a standstill and we try to decide what we want to know and how we should proceed. The answer will be different for each researcher, and even within separate family lines. For instance…
Grandma C. was a special lady. She always knew the right thing to say – always. She was Irish by descent, but cooked a mean Italian Sunday dinner. Perhaps most importantly, she knew how to have a good time. When we visited, it was a tradition to…
I was a single, military parent with three (very hyper) little boys, aged nine, seven and four.
It was too easy getting them involved in my genealogy research, because for them it was another adventure!
Our first road trip was to a local cemetery to photograph some stones for a special commission in Ontario.