#FamilyHistoryMonth – On Day 7 Discover IntoThePast

IntoThePast is a site in development that was introduced at RootsTech 2017 (the largest genealogy and family history convention in the world). IntoThePast will specialize in hosting European records, primarily archival handwritten records, that have been digitized and made searchable with their proprietary Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology, SearchInk.                 "IntoThePast.com is an online meta-search engine that allows users to search for parish records with a focus on European records. IntoThePast.com is powered by the SearchInk Handwritten Text Recognition technology." IntoThePast will be the website where archival materials are hosted and presented to the public for searching. SearchInk is the technology that converts handwritten text to searchable content. ARQI is the company that negotiates with archives to digitize their materials. And Qidenus Technologies is the parent company th…
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#FamilyHistoryMonth – On Day 6 try Storyboard That

On Day 6 of #FamilyHistoryMonth try the free version of Storyboard That, a site that allows you to create storyboards and comic strips online. This would be a fun way to illustrate or tell a personal history. I'm using it to create comic strip versions of my children's daily lives. My kids aren't inclined to journal so I have them draw at least one picture a week of something funny or embarrassing that happened. Now I can take their drawings and put them into digital comic strips that we can enjoy forever. Here's one I made from my own daily life: I asked my son to get rid of the garbage in his room so he threw out items that were sentimental to me. Panel 1: "Your room is a wreck. Here are some garbage bags. Throw away anything you don't care about." Panel 2: Two hours later. "I'm done." Panel 3: Thrown away: his baby book, all K-6 artwork, anything sentimental. "Storyboard That's award-winning, browser based Storyboard Creator is the perfect tool to create stor…
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#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 4 – Free FindMyPast Offerings

  FindMyPast is a family history company based in the UK and its primary focus is UK records but it also has U.S., Canada, and other collections as well.   FindMyPast has some exclusive images from UK parish records which are quite helpful if you have ancestry here. Some FindMyPast freebies include: Building a free family tree, you can import a GEDCOM file or add names one by one                         US Census records, including the 1790 US Census, 1830 US Census, 1840 US Census, and 1940 US Census; you'll need to register for free in order to see search results                             US BillionGraves Index, FindMyPast lets you search the US BillionGraves index for free to find an ancestor's burial site, which may include a …
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