You’ve all seen pictures of the man in tattered clothes, crawling across the hot desert sands with the sun beating down and buzzards circling overhead. Contrast that scene with the man in Bermuda shorts, lounging under the shade of a cabana, sipping ice-cold lemonade. Full Story
There are 34.5 million Americans who are primarily or partially Irish—seven times more people than the current population of Ireland. Irish is the second-most common ancestry among Americans, falling just behind German. Full Story
Heavily involved in Native American genealogy, Corey Smallcanyon spoke at the 2015 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy presentation. He stated that Native American genealogy can be bubble bursting. That is, while the conference highlighted many new technologies and ever more accessible resources, Native American genealogy remains arduous, time consuming, and very manual in approach. Full Story
The Three Stooges, active from 1925 to 1970, were one of the most endearing and entertaining comedy acts that many of us grew up watching. The characters of Moe, Larry, and Curly made us laugh. They were prolific producers of short comedy films – at their peak, they produced eight shorts every year! I recently spent some time learning more about these beloved comedians by finding their obituaries in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives. Full Story
The latest collections updates include records for Colombia, France, Peru, and Philippines as well as significant digital images for Colombian Catholic Church Records from 1600 to 2012. Significant additions were also made to the Texas, and Wisconsin marriage collections. Over 7 million searchable records have been added this week. Follow the links below to explore these new record collections. Full Story
There are 34.5 million Americans who are primarily or partially Irish—seven times more people than the current population of Ireland. Irish is the second-most common ancestry among Americans, falling just behind German. That means there is a lot of interest in Irish genealogy. But there are difficulties.
The new FamilySearch collections available this week are few, yet mighty. Over 1.2 million records have been added between these two collections. Follow the link below to explore this added content. Full Story
FamilySearch recently announced it is working with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society and the California African American Museum to crowd source the online indexing of 1.5 million Freedman’s Bureau records that FamilySearch has put online. Full Story