Genealogy vs Family History – Graphed!

A lot of genealogy types discuss (argue?) which term is a summary of what we do. A common result is that genealogy is about names and dates, as well as DNA and relationships. And Family History is more about the life stories of our ancestors. What happens when we graph the usage of the terms […]

Have You Checked Out WhooWe? A Fascinating New App for Saving Your Legacy

For those of you who follow The Ancestor Hunt, I like to make you aware of new offerings that you might wish to explore. In late 2020 I was introduced to a new app called Whoowe. I published an interview with the CEO at that time. Since the app is going to be in the […]

Interview with CEO of Memorygram

As always, I am interested in new products and services that will help family historians to document their finds for future descendants and associated family members. Recently I became aware of a service called Memorygram. It is a service that builds a biographical/autobiographical book for you based on a prompted set of questions. There are […]

Introducing “Ancestor.Photos” – Images of Your Ancestors from the Victorian Era

Recently I became aware of a new website – “Ancestor Photos” Essentially, it provides scanned copies of Victorian-era photographs. The database numbers in the thousands and includes (from the website): “We provide a unique opportunity to find images of your ancestors from the Victorian era and to purchase scanned copies.  We only stock photographs from […]

The Library of Congress Digital Collections

The Library of Congress Digital Collections are large and growing. Currently there are 486 different collections. They are divided into 15 different topics (number of collections is in brackets): American History [209] Government, Law & Politics [157] World Cultures & History [128] Performing Arts [105] War & Military [85] Local History & Folklife [64] Art & Architecture [55] Social & Business History [41] […]

Interview with Founder of Shotbox

As always, I am interested in new products and services that will help family historians to document their finds for future descendants and associated family members. Recently I became aware of a product called ShotBox. I had personally used a light box to photograph some custom jewelry that my daughter had created. Frankly, my crude […]

Three Very Cool Online Collections from the National Archives

The National Archives, has just announced the third in a series of online finding aid tools: the Donated Collection Explorer. Rather than me trying to explain it, please go to the link above. As of September 2021, there are 829,815 scans from Donated Collections online representing 1.500% of the estimated total number of 55,316,116 estimated total textual pages. Yes, they have a […]

Doing Your Autobiography or a Memorial? Try Audiobiography – A Fantastic Option!

I have been having discussions for the last year or so with my friend Alan Martin about recording one’s family history as an alternative or adjunct to writing it. I have been writing my ancestor’s family history through blog posts on my two family history websites for years.  I fully intend to write a book about […]

Need Help With Your Genealogy Research? Check out Trace

About a month ago. I came in contact with Wesley Eames of Trace.com. After a lengthy discussion, I asked Wes if I could interview him and share the exciting work that Trace is doing for its customers. Below is that interview. If you are like me, you have been doing your own genealogy research for […]

This Link List is In Construction

My apologies.  The list of links that you are seeking is currently being researched and constructed.  They should be available in the next 30 days or so. Your patience is requested. ​Thanks!