Category : Family Tree

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 month ago

Real Cowboys or Make Believe?

Last week we began our investigation by reviewing the handwriting on this photo postcard. To further our investigation, let’s have a look at how these cowboys were related. In this image the caption on the back led the owner to believe that bot...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 month ago

Ancestry.com Search Tricks and Strategies

Are Your Searches Turning Up Effective Results? Ancestry.com has millions of records in over 37,700 record collections, so if you’re not getting the results you want when you search the site, why not try a different approach? In this week’s How to Ma...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 month ago

5 Most Important Ancestry.com Updates

If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet, you’ll know that things are always changing. Whole websites come and go, and even the most visited domains get a face-lift every now and then. Ancestry.com is certainly no exception. The...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 month ago

Wranglin’ the Truth: The Tale of Two Cowboys

Wranglin’ the Truth These two cowboys are driving me to distraction and it’s not their handsome faces. It’s a classic case of “who’s in the picture combined with is the caption correct.” This picture was taken in a studio and printed as a Real...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 months ago

Color Your Family Tree Green

Our ancestors reduced, reused and recycled more than we do. Think of the stereotypical grandmother who grew up during the Great Depression with the phrase “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without:” She might save slivers of soap...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 months ago

German Genealogy Book List

German genealogists can be hard to shop for during the holiday season. After all, you can’t wrap an archive or cemetery (yet!). But never fear! We’ve put together this German genealogy book list for the Deutsche researchers in your family. Research...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 months ago

A Mystery in a Framed Wedding Certificate

Peggy Mabb knows who’s in this framed wedding certificate. They are her paternal grandparents – Charles and Laura (Farley) Brooks from Atchison County, Missouri. The date on this one appeared to have been changed, so she recently went to the c...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 months ago

13 Ways to Get Lucky on FamilySearch.org

Congrats! You’ve survived another treacherous Friday the 13th. While you’re dodging black cats and walking around ladders this weekend, curl up with one of the 13 amazing genealogy books on sale this weekend. One of them, the Unofficial Guide...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 months ago

10 Weird Taxes Our Ancestors Paid

Hats From 1784 to 1811, Britain levied a tax on men’s hats. It was intended to tax the wealthy more than poorer folk. The former presumably owned more, fancier hats. Hat retailers had to buy a license, and each hat had to have a revenue stamp glued...