6 of My Favorite FREE Genealogy Tools
While I love my Ancestry account, I still find myself on the search for FREE genealogy tools that help me accomplish my research goals. Below are six of my favorites. I use most of these specifically for genealogy, but a few come in handy for my food history and heritage research, too. Bonus, right!
1) Internet Archive
Founded in 1996, the Internet Archive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a digital database of historical collections. I have been using ...
5 reasons to use Wikipedia for genealogy
Wikipedia used to be the one places teachers and professors would NEVER let student pull research from ... for various reasons. I remember those days, not fondly.
Now, however, Wikipedia is one of the best online resources we have. It has replaced the need from my 27+ volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica that I used to pour over ... but, I still have these, too. Wikipedia has a pretty serious quality control system now, so I have no issues whatsoever using it my ...
The family tree
I found this on Tumblr this morning and reblogged it. I love it. The painting, titled Family Tree, is by Vladimir Kush.
Everyone interprets art differently, but this definitely represents the building of family and ancestry to me. My favorite part is the string of flags flying between branches ... representing the diversity in all of us, not just all around us.
How to make Spaetzle
I remember the first time I saw my mom make spaetzle ... I wasn't quite a teenager ... and I wondered what I had done to deserve such punishment! Spaetzle wasn't something I was overly fond of as a kid, I much preferred spaghetti and meatballs as my pasta of choice. I wasn't old enough to appreciate the German squiggly pasta or the tradition it represented in my family.
Both of my parents have strong German roots ... ancestors from both sides came to the USA by way of the southwestern part ...