MyHeritage Photo Colorization

This is really cool.  MyHeritage has just added a photo colorization tool.  It extrapolates the colors that were likely present when a photo was taken, and adds those colors to the photo.  RootsTech is coming up next week, so now is the season for announcements from genealogy companies.  Judging by the positive response to this… Continue reading MyHeritage Photo Colorization

Mayflower Costuming for the 400th Anniversary

This year we celebrate 400 years since the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock.  Many will be celebrating this year and next year, the 400th anniversary of the first Pilgrims' Thanksgiving.  My daughter and I were invited to ride on the Mayflower float in the 2020 Rose Parade.  We needed to wear period-appropriate pilgrim… Continue reading Mayflower Costuming for the 400th Anniversary

Genealogy Jamboree 2019, Free Streaming!

Next week is the annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank.  If you can go, it's awesome.  If not, a number of sessions will be live streamed, for free!  You just need to register.  The schedule of live streamed sessions is here: Friday, May 31, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 FR010 Funeral Homes and Family History: They're Dying… Continue reading Genealogy Jamboree 2019, Free Streaming!

Register to LiveStream 2019 NGS Conference Lectures

The NGS annual conference gathers some of the most talented genealogy lecturers for a wonderful educational experience.  As in recent years, the organizers are offering packages to stream a subset of the lectures online.  The packages include, either of two sets of five lectures or a set of ten.  Some people who attended the conference… Continue reading Register to LiveStream 2019 NGS Conference Lectures

Insight from Interviewer Terry Gross

Genealogists should interview their relatives to learn more about the past.  Terry Gross is a professional interviewer for NPR's Fresh Air.  Recently she was interviewed by The New York Times.  The article How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross includes tips about interviewing and general conversation.  I wish it were longer, but it is… Continue reading Insight from Interviewer Terry Gross

Review: The Stranger in My Genes, by Bill Griffeth

This weekend I had the privilege to attend a lecture by Bill Griffeth; CNBC financial journalist, genealogy enthusiast, and author of The Stranger in My Genes; as part of the Silicon Valley Reads events series.  His book describes his journey taking a Y-DNA test that led to the discovery that the father who raised him was… Continue reading Review: The Stranger in My Genes, by Bill Griffeth