2 Tricks to Find Free Old Photos at LOC.gov (Also: Ancestors' Silly Cat Photos) Posted by Diane

Sometimes you just need a cheerful cat photo. So because today is NationalHappiness Happens Day, and because at least one place saysit’s InternationalCat Day (other sources give that honor to Oct, 29), here aresome cute vintage cat photos I came across in the Library of Congress onlinecollection of digitized photos, maps and more.

MyHeritage Acquires Millennia Corp. and its Legacy Family Tree Software Posted by Diane

Israel-based genealogy website MyHeritageannouncedlate yesterday that it has purchased Millennia Corp.,developer of Legacy Family Tree software and the Legacy webinarsprogram.

"The acquisition will introduce MyHeritage users to Legacy’svaluable genealogical webinars, and will also provide Legacy’shundreds of thousands of users with improved resources and access tonew services," say spokespeople Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage andGeoff Rasmussen of Millennia in a joint email.

New Resource for African-American Genealogy: IAAM Center for Family History Posted by Diane

The International African AmericanMuseum (IAAM), opening in early 2020 in Charleston, SC, willinclude a Center for FamilyHistory dedicated to helping researchers traceAfrican-Americans in their family trees.

It sounds like a long time towait, but the center's websiteis already available, with a growing collection of obituary, funeral and marriage records, aswell as research tips in a Learning Library and a blog byprofessional genealogist Robin Foster.

Five Ways to Have the Best-Ever Virtual Genealogy Conference! Posted by Diane

Can you believe how fast summer is sailing by? Which means the FamilyTree University Virtual Genealogy Conference is right aroundthe corner, Sept. 13 to 15.

This online event has the excitement andshared knowledge of a genealogy conference, without the expense and difficulty oftravel and being away from family and work. Orthe pressure to change out of your fuzzy slippers.

How I Created a Genealogy Timeline To Show My Grandfather's Life Posted by Diane

My grandfather Joe moved around a lot during his lifetime: Texas,North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, back to Texas, elsewhere inTexas, Ohio, more places in Texas, various Ohio cities, SouthDakota, Ohio again.

Timelines organize an ancestor's or a family's familytree data—dates, places of residence, jobs, historical events,children's births—in an orderly fashion. I love them.

Cemetery Superstitions, Little-Known Facts and Genealogy Secrets Posted by Diane

Do you love everything about cemeteries—finding familyburial places, studying the old stones with their intricate designs,taking in the peaceful landscape, discovering old records in the cemeteryoffice?

Then you'll love our new book, TheFamily Tree Cemetery Field Guide, coming in Septemberfrom Family Tree Books. 

In the Cemetery Field Guide, veteran genealogist, blogger at A Grave Interest,and self-described "tombstone tourist" Joy Neighbors introduces you todifferent types of cemeteries and helps you find your ancestors' burialsites, understand tombstone symbolism, and uncover cemetery records you didn't realize existed.

Why FamilySearch Is Ending Microfilm Rental & How to Get Genealogy Records Now Posted by Diane

Guest blog post by Family Tree Magazine Contributing EditorSunny Jane Morton

For 80 years, the FamilySearch FamilyHistory Library (FHL) has made its enormous stash ofmicrofilmed genealogy records available to researchers through an inexpensive rental service through local FamilySearchCenters.

That's about to change: FamilySearch has announcedthat this service will end Aug.

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