September 2, 2020

The biggest news in genealogy this week is the announcement that RootsTech 2021 will be held totally online and FREE.

 2021

Hosted by FamilySearch, RootsTech is the world's biggest genealogy conference and is held every year in February in the mecca for family history, S...

August 19, 2020

My Heritage is providing free access to both of its Enhanced Photo and In Colour features until 10 September 2020.  Not only is it free, you are able to upload and enhance and/or colour an unlimited number of photos during the free-access period. 

Above : Before an...

July 17, 2020

A little known and seldom used record repository for genealogists is the Pathé News video library which also includes the Reuters historical video collection.

Pathé News aka British Pathé

Originally known as Pathé News, the organisation is now called British Pathé (alth...

July 13, 2020

I've just watched an excellent free webinar by Carol Baxter titled "Turning dry facts into exciting narrative".  Lasting 90 minutes, I easily found it the most interesting and useful webinar on the topic I have seen to date (and I don't mind admitting that I have looke...

July 10, 2020

My Heritage is offering free access to all its birth records from 10-16 July 2020. 

Births are, of course, vital records and they frequently contain additional information beyond the parents' names.  Details could include their dates and places of birth, religion, occup...

July 8, 2020

My Heritage has done it again.  This time releasing another photographic tool which, in one step, takes our old, out of focus, family photos and drastically improves them.  The tool is called simply, Photo Enhancer, and the results can be startling.

Above : Before...

July 8, 2020

Legacy Family Tree (LFT) is unlocking two of their best webinar series for individuals to access free of charge in July 2020, namely, Foundations in DNA by world-renowned Blaine Bettinger and Family History: Getting Started by Cheri Hudson Passey.

Foundations in DNA is...

May 22, 2020

Ancestry has released a new collection of World War 2 records which contains index cards for German military personnel killed-in-action.

Conclusion

This is a very welcome addition to German military personnel records and complements Ancestry's World War 1 military record...

May 21, 2020

To commemorate Memorial Day in the USA, two of the  genealogy database giants are providing free access to their military records.

They are:

  1. Fold3;  and
     

  2. My Heritage.

Fold3 is owned by Ancestry however, an additional subscription is usually required to acces...

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