By Rebecca Stevens

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

How Did the Wrong Family Info Get There?

You may think you have everything correct as far as names, places, and dates for all the individuals on your family tree, including the extended families … but there could be some wrong information there or every individual who does not belong to your family tree. So how does that happen? First, d...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

MyHeritage Improved their One-To-Many Chromosome Browser

MyHeritage has implemented improvements to their recently released One-to-Many Chromosome Browser. These changes were made because users requested them. Three new additions make it easier to use the Chromosome Browser pages and provide additional information about your DNA Matches. The first impro...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

Access to New York City Vital Records Could be Restricted

Share this: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) wants to bring awareness to an amendment that could restrict your access to New York City vital records. They ask that genealogists sign a petition and register an official comment online about the amendment. The NYG&...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

Archives for Photos

You might not have thought you could find photos of family members in a state’s, or county’s archives but it is possible. First, see what archives for a state, region or county are available. Whenever visiting any size archive (this includes Museums), always ask about their Photograph Collection....

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

Collections of Church Records at Ancestry.com

Share this: Ancestry.com frequently updates their existing record collections. The best way to find what’s new is to check out the Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry page. Ancestry recently updated and added church record collections. Evangelical Records – new collectionsThe reco...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

Ancestor NOT on a Census – Why?

We all have at least one ancestor who we believe was alive but we can not find them on a specific census year record. There can be reasons a relative was not counted on a certain census year. Here are a few of the ideas. Many people were out of town and missed the count – especially traveling for...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

23andMe Adds FHI Carrier Status Report

23andMe announced that they have added a new Carrier Status report on a serious, but rare, condition that can lead to excessive insulin production. The condition is called familial hyperinsulinism. 23AndMe users can now discover if they are a carrier of the gene that causes this rare condition. Fa...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

Locating Obituaries for Female Relatives

Because of maiden names, and what could be numerous married names, it can be difficult to locate an obituary on a female relative. The following are some suggestions to help in the search. A common practice in more recent years is for families to place a free obituary write-up with the funeral hom...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

A Brief History of Civil Rights Laws in the United States

Share this: The civil rights movement in the United States was a struggle for social justice that took place during the 1950s and 1960s. The goal was equality for black people. Here is a brief history of Civil Rights laws in the United States. 1868 – The 14th Amendment granted citizenship to all...

Family / Blog Posts - 2 months ago

List of Pastors and Ministers

What a great resource, a listing and information of pastors and ministers in the United States over the decades. With presently a listing online of 92,104 individuals, there are many to investigate. Not all pastors and ministers listed but quite a few for sure. The listing starts in letter order b...

by Rebecca Stevens - 3 months ago

Twile joins the Findmypast family

We’re really proud and excited to announce that Twile has today joined the Findmypast family. We’ve worked closely with Findmypast since they invested in Twile in 2016 and are really looking forward to working together even more closely to help families record and share their family history. You ca...

by Rebecca Stevens - 9 months ago

Add PDF documents to your milestones

One of the most-requested features for Twile is the ability to attach PDF versions of documents to milestones – the wait is over as we’ve added that feature today. For a while, you’ve been able to add documents as JPEG photo files to timeline events, but no other formats were supported.  As of toda...

by Rebecca Stevens - 10 months ago

Control which photos show on your timeline

We’ve recently made some changes to the way you control which photos appear on your Twile timeline.  Here’s how it works… When you have an event that contains photos, Twile will automatically select up to three of those photos to show on the timeline. If there are more than three photos in the even...

by Rebecca Stevens - 10 months ago

A fresh, new look for the Twile timeline

Today we’ve launched a new version of the Twile timeline, designed to make your family history look even better! We’ve introduced a number of changes to make everything clearer, brighter and easier to use.  Your milestones have more colour, your photos are larger and you can see more about each eve...

by Rebecca Stevens - 11 months ago

Timeline of the Tour de France

Halfway through this year’s race, we’re celebrating the Tour de France with a timeline of its 114-year history. The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race in France, which occasionally passes through neighbouring countries too. It started in 1903 with a 2,428km round-trip route from Paris and has...