Win a Complimentary IN-PERSON RootsTech 2023 3-day Pass!

RootsTech is just around the corner (2-4 March 2023) and this year promises to be an exciting one, offering both an in-person and a digital event. I am back as a RootsTech Influencer for 2023 and am excited to share this fun giveaway with you. The giveaway is for ONE complimentary RootsTech 2023 IN-PERSON 3-day … Continue reading Win a Complimentary IN-PERSON RootsTech 2023 3-day Pass!

Looking Forward

Do you do any sort of review of your genealogy pursuits at the end of the year? I think it's always good to look back and see what you accomplished and then look forward to the new year and new (or continuing) goals. I had some goals that I hoped to achieve in 2022 which … Continue reading Looking Forward

RootsTech 2022

RootsTech 2022 is your virtual passport to great genealogy education! Have you registered for RootsTech Connect 2022? As of today, 22 February 2022, registrations for RootsTech are at 502,000! There will be over 700 classes, by 360 speakers, in 30 languages. The fully virtual and completely FREE conference will run from 3-5 March 2022 and … Continue reading RootsTech 2022

Thinking about going for your AG (Accredited Genealogist credential)? Then this SLIG course is for you!

Earning the Accredited Genealogist credential with the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) is a fantastic way for a professional genealogist to strengthen research skills in a chosen region, gain confidence doing client work, and garner respect in the genealogy community. The SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy) course Becoming an Accredited … Continue reading Thinking about going for your AG (Accredited Genealogist credential)? Then this SLIG course is for you!

RootsTech Connect 2021 – A Global Success!

Were you one of the 1 million individuals who participated in RootsTech Connect 2021? What an incredible event, and the best part, it is on-going, with classes and keynotes available to watch for a year. Plenty of time to watch the many (many!) classes you have on your Playlist! I'm still coming down for a … Continue reading RootsTech Connect 2021 – A Global Success!

South African Passenger Lists Online

Immigrant Family. Image: One of the most common questions I get is from people looking for passenger lists to South Africa. Unfortunately, there is not one big database we can search for that information. Passengers lists for those going to South Africa do exist but they are not complete, most are not indexed, and … Continue reading South African Passenger Lists Online

Ready, Set, Go! RootsTech Connect 2021!

We are about a week out from the launch of RootsTech Connect 2021. Yesterday, I had a chance to meet with the other ambassadors and RootsTech staff to get a sneak peek of the website. I am so impressed and excited! So here's your sneak peek of all things RootsTech Connect 2021! First of all … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go! RootsTech Connect 2021!

Alleged Bigamy at Sunderland

A recent DNA match caught my eye. It was a very good match on a line that I haven't been able to extend past my second great grandfather, John Bruce (born in Edinburgh, Scotland about 1843 but lived most of his life in Tunstall, Co. Durham, England). I immediately sent an e-mail to this DNA … Continue reading Alleged Bigamy at Sunderland

RootsTech Connect 2021!

It's February which means RootsTech! This year RootsTech has gone virtual and is also completely free. From the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world, you can enjoy hundreds of inspirational classes from speakers around the globe, and inspiring messages from celebrity keynote speakers. There will be a virtual marketplace where you can see … Continue reading RootsTech Connect 2021!

Using MyHeritage’s New Color Restoration Tool

Last week I attended the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and one of the lunch time sessions was with MyHeritage's Daniel Horowitz. Daniel introduced MyHeritage's new color restoration tool so I had to give it a go. So what is Color Restoration? From MyHeritage: Unlike colorization, which simulates colors of black and white photos, the … Continue reading Using MyHeritage’s New Color Restoration Tool