Do you have an album or box of old family photographs? Are they labeled? Unfortunately, most were not as it was assumed families knew the person in the photo. All is not lost, though, as you may still be able to identify your ancestors by knowing what decade a photo is from – by learning how to date old photos.
For those of you who weren’t aware, October is Family History Month here. First approved by the United States Senate in 2001, Family History Month has helped to encourage genealogy to become the second-most popular hobby activity in America. However, it’s important to realize that there’s more to family’s story than just genealogy.
One of the best things about the internet is the power that it has to bring people together. Not only have services such as email and social media allowed friends and families to stay in touch, but they’ve also helped simplify the exchange of photos, videos and other memorabilia, both from the distant past and the immediate present.
One of the greatest joys of family is the sense of continuation from one generation to the next. This is never more apparent than during Family Reunions.
Ellis Island played a turning point in many American’s family history . In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 40% of all Americans can trace at least one ancestor back to Ellis Island. Do you know your family history?
Read on to learn more about Ellis Island and the part it may have played in the life of one of your ancestors.
What is a Video Biography? It is a memoir on video, capturing the life story, family history and memories of an individual, often for their children, grandchildren and beyond.
Memories of people, places, and things are documented on video or film, often combining interviews with family photographs, documents, maps, and other memorabilia.
If you could travel back through time to visit your great Grandparents, what would you ask them? What would you want to know?
If you could travel forward through time to visit your great Grandchildren, what might they ask you about your life? What would you like them to know?
Imagine if you had a family time machine.