Italy's oldest family business has been creating bells for churches and cathedrals for 26 generations. It’s a skill that has been handed down to each generation since AD 1000. The Marinelli brothers can immediately identify the sound of one of their bells wherever in the world they might hear it. Maybe your family doesn't have a tradition that has been inherited since the Middle Ages, but... View details ⇨
Family photos and videos are an important part of family history. They offer a better view of our ancestors’ lives and personalities. But how do you make these resources last longer? Take a look at five different apps that can help you preserve these memories.
Living memories are more than just family photos and family stories. Take a look and read about how FamilySearch is capturing them all around the world, then use these 6 tips to get started making your own living memories!
When we look at the life of an ancestor, we can be inspired and influenced by his or her example. Who are some ancestors who have been instrumental in shaping your life? Tell us more using #familysearch. [ Familysearch.org Link ]
This is the first-ever photograph captured of humans. Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the #daguerreotype, took this photo in Paris. The technology took 10 minutes to capture a photo, so it couldn’t capture fast-moving subjects, like the street traffic. However, a man getting his shoes shined in the bottom left corner stood still long enough to show up in the photo.
Once you’ve digitally uploaded your photos, now what? With the availability of high-speed internet almost everywhere, it makes sense to use a cloud platform for storing your old #familyphotos. Learn what cloud-based storage options are available and a few more options available when uploading your photographs.
Have you been avoiding digitizing your old #familyphotos because you feel overwhelmed? Sorting your photos into smaller piles can help you get organized. Take a look at five big reasons you should digitize your photos today:
This mother is preserving memories and strengthening bonds with her daughters with these great photos of them matching each other. Preserving moments and memories is all part of family history! What is your favorite way to make a moment memorable?
Whether through natural disasters, accidents, or everyday wear and tear, it’s easy to understand why family photos don’t last forever. Discover what you can do to better preserve your photos and six reasons digitizing them can help.
Millions of passport applications have been collected through the years of 1795 and 1925. These applications contain vital information that can help you in your research – such as date of birth, name of a parent, location, occupation and much more! How has a passport application helped you in your family research?
Many people bake by creating a list of ingredients they need to buy and then following the recipe. Thom's grandma Theora, on the other hand, grew up making recipes that included a popular town crop, the sweet potato. This resulted in a delicious tradition in Thom's family: sweet potato pie. What recipes have been passed down in your family?
Despite tragedy in her family, Eliza Luella Stewart Udall remained strong and tried to do what was necessary for her family. Now, generations down the road, her example is still recognized. [ Familysearch.org Link ]