The Importance of Photographs – From the Desk of Future Generations

Today, we live in an instant world, our cameras are in our phones and we can take as many pictures as you want, stored digitally and printed basically at-will…..at home or via online ordering service. However, this wasn’t always the situation. Photography isn’t as old as you may think. Photography was only invented in 1839…

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

For anyone that knows or has asked how my genealogy research has been going lately knows that my focus has been on the search for a picture of Joseph Klump Jr. This search has been going on for years at this point. It hasn’t been completely fruitless as I’ve found a sketch of his father,…

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Celebrate National Love Your Red Hair Day

The United States has a lot of holidays. We have holidays to remember and holidays to celebrate. Some of the things we celebrate are pretty common….some aren’t. Today (November 5) happens to be one of those uncommon celebrations…. red hair! Let’s learn more about red hair to properly celebrate National Love Your Red Hair Day.

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Chatting with the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group

DNA is a hot topic and people are realizing that there is a lot to learn about their results and going beyond the ethnicity and medical to find relatives and learn more about family history. Involvement in a DNA Interest Group is one way to look at the DNA numbers and collaborate with others on…

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DNA Learning and Education

Fact: DNA data can be difficult to understand and work with. Myth: You need a Ph.D. to learn how to use DNA data. On the Famicity blog, we occasionally discuss DNA and how it’s an important part of genealogy and family history research. So you take a test, you get your basic results, what else…

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Evidentia Software Helps You Organize Your Genealogy Research

Genealogy research can be a challenging but very rewarding hobby. We all have our reasons, methods and practices when it comes to research. The internet provides us with many tools to help us but errors happen, details are missed and sometimes we just need help organizing records. One great new tool I recently discovered is…

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Genealogy Poetry of Life, Love and Art

Poetry is a form of literature that gives emotion and the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive styles and rhythms. Think of it as the art of making words into a beautiful painting for the ears. Poetry can tell short little stories, provide inspiration, give solace in a time of grief…

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