3 Websites to Spark Family Memories

If you have family gatherings coming up (Thanksgiving and other holidays), then this is the perfect time to brainstorm with family and record some memories related to family and traditions. Parents, spouses, and siblings reminiscing is a wonderful way to get ideas for stories to record. Three great sites to check out while you're visiting with family are WhatWasThere.com, TheClio.com, and HistoryPin.org. Each of these sites allows you to upload photos and descriptions and pin them to locations. Remembering what your hometown looked like back in the day can spur a lot of memories and stories and help you better understand each others' lives and history. WhatWasThere.com WhatWasThere.com provides a free platform "where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year. If enough people upload enough photographs in enough places, together we will weave together a photographic history of the world (or at le…
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RootsTech Connect 2021 Video Tour

Here's a 5-minute video tour of the RootsTech Connect 2021 Genealogy Convention. At the end of the convention hall tour is a 5-minute video explanation of Relatives at Rootstech, a new and improved feature that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home or office. There's also a free Surname Search tool if you haven't added yourself to the FamilySearch family tree (so they can't compute your Relatives at RootsTech). Be sure to visit www.rootstech.org, join Relatives at RootsTech, and see if we're related. I'm Alyson Tayler (maiden name) in the FamilySearch tree so that's how to search for me. And visit the Expo Hall vendors for free Conference swag and promotions. Some promotions and swag include: subscription discounts, free downloadable books, free downloadable genealogy magazines, resources from genealogy societies, and at the OnGenealogy booth I have a couple of free, fillable-pdf family tree art 8x10s you can download, fill out on y…
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Genealogists

Here are some great gift ideas for the genealogists in your life.

These are primarily US sites. If you have a genealogy business, product, or service you'd like to see included in future posts, please reach out to me at [email protected] to be added to our listings!

Keepsakes Family Tree ChartsGenealogy WallChartsTreeSeek (free downloads)*Family ChartmastersFamily Tree and MeOther Charts and Forms from listed at OnGenealogyFamily Tree ArtThe Mango DesignThe Tapestree EtsyFamily History BooksMyCanvas*(imports tree data from Ancestry or build tree on site)Tell Me Their Stories - personalized family history children's booksOther Books and Publishers from RootsTech, etcWrite a family story or stories to share*Digitize family photos and give them on an external hard drive*Gift any heirlooms you're ready to part with, but first, write a story about its meaningPhoto books created through Mixbook*, Chatbooks, Blurb*, etcPersonalized DNA books ordered through…
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