Need Genealogy Software Recommendations

Tl;dr - I'm looking for a genealogy app or software for Mac that's really heavy on place and migration route research. Know of anything? So you guys know that I'm an amateur genealogist. And like any amateur, I find myself starting out with cobbled together tools. I use Ancestry.com a lot, just because it's so … Continue reading Need Genealogy Software Recommendations

[Follow Friday] Your Daguerreotype Boyfriend, Child Laborers, & an American in Paris

As I approach my 50th blog post, I realized I haven't done a Follow Friday in forever. ...So here goes! Photography My Daguerreotype Boyfriend - Admit it. You thought Robert Cornelius, the photographer of the very first selfie back in 1839, was hot.  (To me he looks like what Heathcliff should look like.) Well, this … Continue reading [Follow Friday] Your Daguerreotype Boyfriend, Child Laborers, & an American in Paris

The Spelling of Your Family Name? Total Accident

This is something that most people who've been digging through genealogical primary sources already know, but I've found myself having a conversation about this with a bunch of interested family members and friends lately, so I thought I would write a post about this. More than likely, your name is spelled the way it is … Continue reading The Spelling of Your Family Name? Total Accident

How to Get Your Old Family Photos Colorized

Remember how I was complaining that I haven't been doing any genealogy or genealogy blogging for the past 6 weeks because I had a big contract? Well, I've turned in the last work on that contract and - save any edits they ask for - I'm finished. I now feel safe to spend a little … Continue reading How to Get Your Old Family Photos Colorized

Online Family Trees or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Live with Bad Genealogy”

This blog post was inspired by a conversation on Facebook with my cousin Leisa Wilkie (another awesome family & local historian!) and some of her friends. Leisa is the authority on ghosts and scary tales in Canton, Georgia. Be sure to like her Facebook page Canton Ghosts or take the Canton Ghost Tour. When I … Continue reading Online Family Trees or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Live with Bad Genealogy”

Tuesday’s Tip: Couchsurfing to Your Past

I'm planning a genealogy trip to upper South Carolina this summer and when I go, I have to admit that I will Couchsurf if I possibly can. When you first tell people about Couchsurfing they generally have one of two reactions: 1.) They're intrigued 2.) They think it's insane and dangerous (I'm looking at you, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip: Couchsurfing to Your Past

Census Sunday: The World’s Oldest Profession in Cherokee County, Georgia

I don't even know if I should post this, but what the heck. Facts are facts... Do you know when you get those little nagging feelings that you're not done researching? That there's something out there that you really want to see? Long story short, one of my great-grand-grandfathers married twice. Being a bit of a completist, … Continue reading Census Sunday: The World’s Oldest Profession in Cherokee County, Georgia