Accessing Your Ancestor’s Memories?

I'm going to delve deep into theoretical things here, but it's something that always sort of fascinated me. Since the completion of the human genome project and the advent of more accessible DNA testing for us "normal" people, there have been amazing things coming out of that area of science and … [Read more...]

One Billion Graves

I ran across a website recently that is a really clever idea. I know I've stumbled upon it before, but for some reason I never stayed. Now I'm hooked. is a site, similar is some ways to Find-A-Grave. To be honest, while I love Find-A-Grave and I will always use it, its age is … [Read more...]

The 1940 Census Hunt Begins

How can I go through this week without a post about the 1940 Census? The digital images were released on Monday, April 2nd free for everyone, though I personally never got to see them until late on Monday night. I don't think they expected as much traffic as they got on day one. I heard somewhere … [Read more...]

Quickly Searching Wikipedia

While doing genealogy research, I end up going to Wikipedia a lot to do many things from finding locations of cities in Europe to finding which county a city is in. It takes a few steps to browse to Wikipedia, then to the English version, and then try to find my entry. Google Chrome  and Mozilla … [Read more...]

Tech Tuesday: Pinterest

My wife, Darcy, made me aware of Pinterest. She does a lot of work with the web and is always finding these new, interesting sites. Pinterest is best described by a story about it on the MySanAntonio website: [Pinterest is] a "virtual pinboard." Creative types often use actual pinboards or … [Read more...]

The Tech-Savvy Genealogist

Geniaus created The Tech-Savvy Genealogist Meme, I borrowed it from Genea-Musings. This one is more up my alley since I've been involved in technology since I was a little boy. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you … [Read more...]

Looking for Genealogy on Netflix?

NOTE: This post is from 2011. Some of these videos may or may not be available to stream as of today. I've been a customer of Netflix for many years now. Back when I first signed up, it was only DVDs by mail. Now you get instantly streaming shows and movies into your living room through a PC or … [Read more...]

Does Facebook Hate Your Blog?

My wife, over at "Tales From the Nursery" posted a great article on some of the things Facebook may do to your blog posts. Two interesting things about Facebook has come to my attention: Facebook hates busy bloggers and keeps trying to hide us from our fans. It’s nothing person, but it’s what … [Read more...]