Dark Days

Posted by Deidra Burridge Dagner on September 29, 2016 in In The Community

This article was originally featured in Ancestry Magazine, November-December 2007. My grandfather died when his wife and children were still quite young and America was in the grip of the Great Depression. At the time, fatherless families had few options for financial assistance. My grandmother turned to the church for help and placed her children Read More

Find A Grave Community Weekend on October 7-9

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 16, 2016 in Events, Find A Grave, In The Community, Website

Announcing our 3rd Annual Find A Grave Community Meetup! We are hosting this global meetup starting on Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9th to fulfill hundreds of thousands of photo requests still outstanding on Find A Grave, and to document those cemeteries and gravesites that are not currently on our site. Cemeteries are incredibly valuable Read More

Are You a Descendant of a British Home Child?

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 8, 2016 in In The Community

From the early 1860s up to the 1970s, children who were institutionalized in ‘Homes’ across the United Kingdom were sent to countries across the British Empire (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa) to work on farms and as domestic help.  The majority of the up to 120,000 British Home children sent to Canada arrived between Read More

Honoring World War II Service Together

Posted by Jennifer Holik on August 30, 2016 in In The Community

Seventy-one years have passed since the end of World War II. The war in Europe ended on 8 May 1945, but the war in the Pacific raged on until 14 August 1945, also known as V-J Day. The official, formal surrender of the Japanese took place on 2 September 1945. In America after the war, Read More

Desperately Seeking a Place

Posted by Maureen Taylor on August 19, 2016 in In The Community

These pictures depict a timeless moment. Six people went on a sight seeing trip on a hazy summer day in the mid-1940s. One brought along a camera and they posed for candid photos. The photographer went home, had the pictures developed and placed them in an album. I bet your family did something like this Read More

Second Cousins Are Magic

Posted by Dan Bodenheimer on July 22, 2016 in In The Community

“How in the world did you find those great old photos?” “I wish my family had photos like that.” “I’m so jealous, all our family photos were lost in the flood.” We all hear comments like this from time to time, and there really isn’t a good answer to them besides that well-practiced air of Read More