Category - Heirlooms

A History of the Postcard

The history of the postcard is an oft-overlooked, but intriguing thing. It shows the history of how and why people mailed things, mailing preferences, innovations in printing images, and even in...

Creating New Genealogists: The Secret

As genealogists, we want our children and grandchildren to be as interested in it as we are, so they will preserve, protect, and continue the work we’ve done. But, how do we instill this interest in...

3 Photo Identification Tips You Never Knew

Most genealogists have at least a few old family photos they can’t identify. It is very frustrating to know you have photos of your ancestors, but can’t place them in time or space, or...

Identifying the Era of a Photo By its Type

Identifying your family photographs starts with identifying what type they are. The type of photograph can reveal the era in which it was taken. I’ll talk about when you know the era… it can be...