Markers in Time
During the pandemic there have been some dedicated souls who have been recording and capturing burial information for their local cemeteries. I remember when this effort was done many years ago by local historical societies. Those efforts were published in books. Now the results of these dedicated hours are published on websites and popular sites like FindAGrave and Billions of Graves. Let’s look at our options for finding family history research in cemetery records.
Castle Garden and Ship Records
There’s something satisfying about finding the passenger list/ship record of the arrival of our ancestors to America. It provides that critical connection between the old and new country. Over the years it has become easier to find ancestors on ship records that were delivered by the ship’s captain when they reached port here in the United States and Canada. We’ve talked about many resources in past blogs, and I thought today we could delve into Castle Garden. Let’s look.
Using Vivid-Pix RESTORE for Photos
As mentioned in past Blogs, I’ve been on a mission to scan, label and update my family history photos for myself and future generations. There are several websites that delve into tools as well as magazine articles that we can explore. This week we’ll check out Vivid-Pix RESTORE to see if this photo editing tool will work for you. Let’s look.
Genealogy and Search Engines
Recently I’ve been searching for additional information about one of my family branches. My default search engine is Microsoft’s Bing. Usually, I’m happy with the search results but sometimes I cannot find a site that I’ve seen before (and forgot to bookmark or save to favorites.) This has reminded me that I should be leveraging other tools to see what else is out there. Each database search result is slightly different. Let’s look.
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.