Monday, August 18, 2014

Billion Graves

Has anyone found any ancestors yet on Billion Graves? I am impressed by this website. They seek volunteers to take photos of the graves with their Smart Phone app and upload it to Billion Graves. Volunteers at home on their computers complete the transcription and it is now in the index. This covers the whole world! Please consider snapping a few photos the next time you are visiting at graveside and upload. You must have the app already on your device before sending! Billion Graves Link

Monday, July 28, 2014

Collections Indexed at Family Search

If you are wondering what has been indexed for Michigan at Family Search, take a look at the Collections Indexed. Click here to see the list. Presently there are 13 indexed collections for Michigan. They are working on the Herrick Obituary Index, so that one should be next.
 Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995
 Michigan, Births, 1867-1902
 Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935
 Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952
 Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996
 Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
 Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897
 Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954
 Michigan, Eastern District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1995
 Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995 1,908,148
 Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 1,533,863
 Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 Michigan, State Census, 1894

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Colorized Historical Photographs--Better than ever!

Have you noticed this new trend of colorized historical photography? Black and white photos have always been colorized, my great-grandfather ran a Photography Studio in Erie, Pennsylvania. He would take the photos downtown and have someone tint them. This was the beginning of a trend that is still being done to this day. I am loving all the famous photos I see online that have been colorized by experts. CLICK HERE to see some great ones!
The pictured photo is from Louisville, Kentucky, 1937 (Photo credit: Sanna Dullaway) Ready to try and colorize your old black and white family photos? Go to Youtube, they have many tutorials available to get you started.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wayne County Message Board

Got a question? Try asking the helpful folks on the Wayne County Message Board! CLICK HERE

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wanderlust Polska 2014

Your webmaster for WayneGenWeb spent 3 weeks in Poland on a Genealogical Research Project. The company she hired for guides and translation services was Polish Origins. Please point your browser here to read the daily blog of her travels: Polish Origins

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sketchbook by Roz Chast

SKETCHBOOK BY ROZ CHAST Roz Chast, a New Yorker cartoonist since 1978, is the author of the graphic memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?,” which will be published in May. Read an excerpt, it's brilliant.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ancestry --Favorite International Collections free till December 29

A public service announcement to those who don't have an Ancestry World Explorer subscription: Ancestry is offering free access to their "favorite international collections," including their Canadian records, from now through December 29. Ancestry.com