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 (although most people still know it by its original name). Pathé News produced newsreels and documentaries worldwide from 1896 to 1978. Its collection of news film and movies has been digitised and is free to searc
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 looked at quite a few to try and improve my own historical writing style). Formerly a professional genealogist, Carol is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and works as a full-time writer and speaker.
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 and after photos of Your Family Genealogist's great great grandmother circa 1870. The photo was first enhanced then colourized using the My Heritage tools. Some of the more obvious white spots visible on the origin