As part of my effort to digitize and protect family documents, I have been exploring better ways to store those originals. As you write your ancestors’ stories, the family photos you share bring their stories to life. Let’s look at ways to protect your family photos.
With so many things cancelled this past year, I am looking forward to attending…albeit virtually…the 2021 RootsTech. RootsTech has gone global with this year’s online event. My understanding is that you can watch 24 x7, the better to accommodate all the global time zones. They have key speakers from the main stage and genealogical sessions to help us all learn and grow our family trees. You can view the main stage information here and read about all the courses available in this PDF.
All of this is free. If you haven’t yet, you can register using your FamilySearch login or complete your registration information at their site. RootsTech is February 25-27. Enjoy this learning opportunity!
Sometimes genealogy is a bit like medicine—part science and part art. Thinking beyond the usual solutions is how we often break through brick walls. I have recently discovered information on tools for capturing memory that are meant more for patients with dementia or memory loss, but exploration of their offerings would suggest that they might prove useful for capturing family memories too. Let’s look.
This week we will continue to look at Polish research records. Have you taken time to understand your ancestor’s name and spellings? Did you dip your toe into the history of Poland, ensuring that you have identified the correct person and village/town to research? This week we will look at vital records and census records.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.