Category : Family Tree

Family Tree / Family Tree - 18 hours ago

MyHeritage Has Added 25.8 Million New Records

Last month we announced that MyHeritage had added close to 10 million records in May of 2018. The company has now shared that in June they added a further 25.8 new records. Additions have been made to the following collections: The Ellis Island &am...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 19 hours ago

The Mystery of the Pale Eyed Woman

The last image in Sandy Eichelberger’s mystery pile is a haunting portrait of a light-eyed woman.  Her pale eyes are prominent in this picture. Since it’s a head and shoulder image there isn’t a lot of detail. What we can observe: She wears her hai...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 week ago

Identifying a Fur-Clad Family Member

Two weeks ago I deciphered the clues in a mystery wedding. Sandy Eichelberger submitted it. She thought it depicted members of her mother’s family. It’s a three-part challenge. This week, it’s a photo that is a relief from the sweltering summer heat....

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 week ago

Three Myths About Your Immigrant Ancestors

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, ggbain 09120 America’s great era of immigration ended less than 100 years ago. For the vast majority of US residents, our ancestors came from other countries to find work, freely practice their rel...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 weeks ago

Photos of the Revolutionary War Generation

Did you know that’s it’s possible to own a picture of a member of the Revolutionary War generation?  That’s right.  Not the Civil War, but the War of Independence.   It’s true.  I know. For 18 years I’ve worked on a personal project to locate images...