FamilySearch Partners with Social Media App Famicity

FamilySearch announced France-based Famicity.com as its newest partner. Famicity is a free and fun social media app (IOS and Android) and website that offers family members a private social network based on a family tree to collaboratively tell and preserve their family story and capture the stories of children as family life happens and evolves. Famicity is an intuitive, app-based tool….

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Restoring Photos to Restore the Memories

Family history often includes a collection of old family photos, videos, and other sorts of media. As we covered in previous blogs about digitizing old photos and videos, there are also services that provide photo restoration. One of these companies is Photograph Restoration Inc. out of Downers Grover, Illinois. Photograph Restoration Inc. is owned and operated by Mark Chamberlain…

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All in a Day’s Work: Four Historical Military Occupations You May Not Be Familiar With

Throughout the 242 years since the birth of the United States and the branches of US Army, Navy and Military there have been many military occupations that have become outdated with advancements in technology and general irrelevance at various times. As genealogists conduct family history research, a military occupation is something commonly found for an ancestor. Have you come…

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Family Health is Important

Your health is one of the most important assets that you can own. However, it’s not only important to you, it’s also important to your family. Do you know what health risks run in your family? What do you and your family do to stay healthy? Let’s review some aspects of our lives that affect the health of us…

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Happy Grandparents Day!

Grandparents Day isn’t as well-known as celebrated and recognized as Mother’s or Father’s Day. Often, we celebrate with our grandparents on those holidays as well as our own parents. Do they deserve their own holiday? Absolutely! If it wasn’t for them, our parents wouldn’t exist. They are responsible for raising our parents into the adults that raised us. This…

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