You can now glimpse into your past with our new app, I Once Was. Free to download and available to all iPhone users, I Once Was is a fun take on what your job might have been in the past and what you would have looked like. Would you have been a fisherman, seamstress, priest, judge, maid or even a… [Read more]
Celebrities are notorious for giving unorthodox names to their offspring. While unusual first names make family historians happy, the recent announcement of Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West, has caused the usual onslaught of critical conversations across the internet. To be fair, celebrity parents do have a history of tossing out traditional baby name books and christen their… [Read more]
Findmypast.com has discovered records linking the family of Reese Witherspoon to nearly every major American conflict since the American Revolution. Service records indicate Witherspoon ancestors were active in the service during conflicts including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Creek Indian War, the Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. As America reflects on… [Read more]
“The best accessory to identify period men’s fashion is a woman.” (Listen to part 1 of this episode: Women’s Fashion History) On Mother’s Day, we had mother and fashion historian, Paulette Uris, call in to the podcast for the second installment on using fashion trends to identify the dates of old photos. Discussing history and the very subtle evolution of… [Read more]
It’s that time of year again! As the days become more temperate, love birds start to tie the knot across the globe. Throughout history, May and June have been the most popular months for weddings and the time of year we congratulate all the couples we know for the success of their unions.
For those of you attending Rootstech 2013 family history and technology conference in Salt Lake City, you may have picked up an issue of the findmypast Post. On page three you can find a crossword puzzle to fill time between sessions once you visited every booth in the exhibit hall. If you weren’t able to make it to Salt Lake,… [Read more]
We spend so much of our time looking to the past, let’s take a moment for the future – FGS 2013 Conference in August! For those of you not familiar, this is a fantastic event for the US genealogy community. The findmypast team even held the conference’s first karaoke party in 2012 and the attendees definitely proved how much fun… [Read more]
Tyler chats about fashion history with guest expert and fashion history buff, Paulette Uris (his mother). Putting the family in family history. Fashion in the mid to late 1800′s can often be hard to grasp. Because clothing was much more expensive and and old items were more often repaired, fashion trends lasted longer than today. Listen in on how to… [Read more]