Proof

Building your family tree is like building a house, brick by brick. The bricks are your ancestors, their names, life events and details. But the mortar that holds the bricks together is absolutely essential, if that house is going to stand up. What is the ‘mortar’ in your genealogical...

How Am I Related? Cousin Relationships Explained

If someone walked up to you and said “Hi, I’m your third cousin, once removed,” would you know what they meant? Most of us don’t think about our relationships in such exact terms (“cousin” seems good enough), so many of us aren’t very familiar with what these words mean....

Learn How to Trace Your Family History

It can be very interesting to trace your family history. But, be forewarned, that it can take a lot of time and effort on your part to track everyone down. Records haven’t always been well maintained, names change, etc. Probably the best place to start at is by talking...

How to Get Safely Remove Photos from Old…

Many of us are in possession of one or more magnetic photo albums. These albums, which first achieved popularity in the 1960s and 70s, were made from a thick paper stock coated with glue strips and included a thick Mylar plastic covering for each page. Conservators have discovered, however,...

The Beginning of Your Genealogy Family Tree

If you are planning to start to build your family tree for your family, you are likely very excited at the possibilities about finding details of your long-last uncle, or the side of the family you know very little about, or how those 2nd cousins are related to you....