An Intimate Look at Life During the Great Depression

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 17, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

An Intimate Look at Life During the Great Depression For many Americans, Dorthea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photo is the defining image of the Great Depression. But it’s just one of over 170,000 commissioned by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information during the 1930s and early 1940s. Meant to boost public support Read More

It’s Not Too Late for Holiday Family History Projects

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 28, 2015 in Research

This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator The holidays are not far away and it’s time to start planning family history gifts for relatives and friends. Online photo services make it easy to create custom family tree charts, ancestor sketches, history books, and gifts from digital images. But what if you Read More

Dating Family Photographs Using Historical Fashion Clues

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 27, 2015 in Research

The women in this photo are wearing soft, formal gowns of the early 1930s. Their short hairstyles and coronet-shaped headpieces are of the era except for the bridesmaid on the right who is somewhat fashion forward, her hair is longer as worn in 1935. The men are so classic and well tailored it is hard to specifically date Read More