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