Family Photos Are the Real Holiday Crowd Pleaser

This is first in a series of guest blogs from professional genealogists Matthew and April Helm. If you’re tired of the same old Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas gathering routine  – a large meal followed by cleanup then football –  perhaps introducing family history into your celebration is a perfect answer to spice up things a bit. Breaking out those old photo albums and boxes is a surefire way to get everyone  interested in talking about the family and here’s how to …

The Takeaway: Just-Released 1940 Census Data Could Reveal Family Histories

Data from the 1940 U.S. census became available to the public online yesterday””and interest was so great it nearly crashed the National Archives website.