Adding color to history

In a grey time The Legal Genealogist is a big fan of the new tool from MyHeritage called MyHeritage In Color™ — a tool that lets us quickly and easily colorize any black-and-white photo we might have. No, it’s not perfect — nothing is. No,...

Expanding horizons

From isolation to broad vistas Feeling cramped? Confined? Isolated? There’s no need for that, y’know. The Legal Genealogist sure hasn’t been narrowing down. Instead, I’ve been expanding my horizons every single day, while still easily...

Because of what today is

The Legal Genealogist is staying home Those who follow this writer and this blog, and are Facebook friends, know the view from today’s office window. On any given Friday in the conference season that begins each spring, it’s almost always a photo of an...

Entering its 25th year

Happy anniversary, Cyndi’s List! It began on March 4, 1996, as 1,025 links on a single web page. It is, today, one of the most remarkable, durable, and valuable genealogical resources anywhere on the internet, one The Legal Genealogist uses — and treasures...

RootsTech from home

LiveStreaming sessions starting tomorrow So you’re watching all the blog posts and social media action about RootsTech 2020 getting underway in Salt Lake City. And you’re feeling left out. No reason for that — you can join in from home, with all day...

2020 alphabet soup: C is for…

It’s not about being nice… You know what next week is, right? It’s RootsTech. One of the biggest genealogical block parties in the world. Thousands of people all converging on the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, and none of them — not one...

Dating history

When we get it wrong It is a stunning piece of American history. The first known written protest against slavery in what was to become the United States. Just about every website that reports on things that happened on this day, February 18th, in history will tell you...

A lesson in why…

Organizing our genealogy files is a good thing The Legal Genealogist’s files are a mess. I keep telling myself that I need to really go through and organize the records I have, record them properly and get them entered into the database. And I keep saying that...

A touch of color

Reasonably accurate too If you’ve ever wondered what that old black-and-white or sepia photo might look like professionally colorized, wonder no more. With a new tool from MyHeritage called MyHeritage In Color™, you can quickly and easily colorize any...