What do flowers have to do with family history? This morning’s walk around my neighborhood was lovey with flowers blooming in flowerbeds, trees in full leaf and lovely summer sunshine. It occurred to me that as we write our family stories, it’s important to capture little details like flowers in our written accounts. Let’s look.
When you're not finding the records you expect in the usual places, it helps to look at other avenues to find the records you need. For those of you who have ancestors that settled in the western United States, BYU Idaho has a special collection of marriage records that covers western states. Let’s look.
As genealogists we’ve received more access to digital records in this last year. During this time, MyHeritage.com has made June a bonus month. Let’s see what I mean.
According to the MyHeritage blog, in June 2020, there will be a different set of records available to access and view. To see what records are available on which day, check out this blog. It’s great that they have a list by day of the records so that you can plan accordingly. For example, I’ll be scooping out the Canadian newspapers on June 15th. This also is a great way to better understand what records are available at MyHeritage. Many of the records they are making available are unique and many are collections outside of North America. For example they have records for Greece, Norway, and Denmark to name a few.
MyHeritage will require you to register to view the information. Just your full name and email is required. No credit card or other information is required but perhaps you’ll find their records useful and you can then convert to a paying subscription.
I’m grateful for these opportunities provided by key genealogy sites. I’ll continue to share as information becomes available. Happy Searching!
Isn’t it wonderful when we find a photograph of an ancestor? Or find out who the nameless person is in a box of dusty old photos? While we can’t always find a photograph of our ancestor, we can do the next best thing… find photos of people who were living around that time with similar occupations or circumstances. Let’s look at one source of these types of photographs.
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.