Family Tree Magazine

Diane Haddad, the editor of Family Tree Magazine, discusses with us Family Tree Magazine and how it is a valuable resource for genealogists at any experience level.

Continue reading

Champollion 2.0: The Scribe for Savvy Paleographers

In the Famicity blog “Paleography: The Study of Old Handwriting“, we explained what Paleography is and why it is important to genealogy research. Today, we’ll discuss a computer software program called Champollion 2.0 written by Christophe Marin that will be a featured at the Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2017.

Continue reading

How You Can Connect with Other Genealogists

Whether you consider yourself an amateur or professional genealogy, do you enjoy talking and connecting with other genealogists? Do you wish you knew more genealogists to share information with or maybe ask for help on something? There are many places to find them.

Continue reading

Storybooks that Introduce Children to Genealogy

Children can be curious little people. They will ask anything from something simple as “why is the sky blue?” to “why does uncle Bob wear a wig”?. Of course, they will ask these things with the most awkward timing. Or, they might come up with something you might not be ready to answer such as the …

Continue reading

Gregorian and the Julian Calendar Systems

There are very few things in life that we know for sure will happen. One of those things is that every year, the calendar starts over with January 1 and has 365 days…with the exception of an added day every four years. Do you know the history of the calendar system that we use? Did you …

Continue reading