How to Get Old Newspapers: 17 Places to Look

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Newspapers are an amazing source of genealogical information. Plus, they’re just cool. It’s fun to see what was going on at specific historical moments. So how can we get old newspapers? Old newspapers, whether the copy is an original print, a digital version, or a reprint, can be found online and in person. They can … Read more

5 Fantastic Ways to Preserve Family Videos

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When we’re talking about family videos and how to preserve them, it’s always a great idea to keep those fun family moments. But then we remember about all of the different ways we’ve taken family videos over the years. We’re talking about film reels, slides, VHS tapes (of all sizes), and more. So, how do … Read more

Genealogy Centers to Know About: Free, Low-Cost, and Nearby

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When you’re doing genealogy, sometimes you just get stuck or need some help. That’s when having an online or local genealogy center might come in handy. But where do you find free (or low-cost) genealogy centers when you need them? Genealogy centers can be online hubs or physical library locations. Libraries can be locally-run entities … Read more

Conservation Defined for Genealogy and Family History

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Accidents happen – especially when you have small children. So with that in mind, I began to wonder what would have to be done if an heirloom or another important piece of history were damaged. So I looked up conservation and talked about it with Breanne. Conservation means preserving historical family artifacts and cultural heritage … Read more

What is Preservation for Genealogy and Family History?

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As I’ve gotten more into genealogy and family history, one term keeps popping up: preservation. What is it – and how does it relate to genealogy? I messaged my genealogist pal and amazing friend Breanne – and she helped me look into it. Preservation, for genealogical and family history materials, means actively protecting items from … Read more