Family History Month Day 31 – Use Elephind for Genealogy

On Day 31 of Family History Month, use Elephind for genealogy research. Elephind is a free, historical newspaper site that is able to search across more than 3,000 newspaper titles at 25 institutions. The website has a very clean design and is easy to use.   Elephind includes titles from Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. They have a specific list of titles from each country on their site. As well as institutions they are able to search (in the image below).   Elephind has some standard search features you'll want to use including: using the OR search operator if multiple words don't need to be in the same search result using the - search operator to exclude a word Madison -James would return mentions of "Madison" but not mentions of "James Madison" this is helpful if you're searching for an ancestor, James Wells, and see tons of articles with someone of the same name involved in oil drilling, …
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Family History Month Day 29 – StackExchange for Genealogy

  On Day 29 of Family History Month, use the Genealogy and Family History StackExchange for your genealogy questions. StackExchange is a Q&A network for computer programmers that has expanded into Q&A for other topics, including genealogy and family history.   Anyone can read questions and answers on StackExchange, but in order to post questions or answers you'll need to be a registered user. You don't have to be that heavily invested to benefit from StackExchange. I often go to StackExchange when I'm digitizing photos to remember the recommended file type and size. It's a great site for a quick refresher on various genealogy topics and is worth checking out. If you become a registered user and want to post questions and answers you should understand more about the community. Registered users gain or lose Reputation or trust within the community based on how other StackExchange users rate their questions and answers. A higher reputation ear…
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Family History Month Day 27 – TinEye Reverse Image Search for Genealogy

        On Day 27 of Family History Month try out TinEye for Reverse Image Lookup. If you have an image in your digital files and you don't know the source of the image, you can upload it to TinEye and let them search for a match online. The searches and image returns are free. "Using TinEye, you can search by image or perform what we call a reverse image search. You can do that by uploading an image, or searching by URL. You can also simply drag and drop your images to start your search." "TinEye constantly crawls the web and adds images to its index. Today, the TinEye index is over 23.2 billion images."       I had a map in my digital files but didn't label the image with the website where I found the map. I uploaded the image to TinEye and let them search for matches. In the picture below, TinEye found two matches on the internet and the second match, www.antiquemapsandprints.com, was where I'd found the map. Now…
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