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]
In the spirit of mother’s day, we wanted to look back on moms of the past whose selfless acts made headlines. We found 15,748 articles recounting extraordinary acts of heroism and sacrifice women made for their family within the collection of British, US and world newspapers on findmypast.com, an archive covering nearly 300 years of world history. While… [Read more]
The British newspapers include original images of local and regional newspapers from England, Scotland and Wales from 1700 to 1950, and encompass nearly 200 titles. The stories featured in this collection are infinite. You can see great events reported as they appeared to people at the time, from the Crimean War to the Boston Molasses Disaster.
Tune in to findmypast.com to view episodes from the hit UK television show, Find My Past, now entering its second season. Each episode links living individuals to real historical events found in their family tree. Findmypast.com is the only US site where you can watch this show! Register on findmypast.com for free and watch Find My Past episodes that aired… [Read more]
As genealogists often do, I found myself wandering through a cemetery on my vacation. This particular cemetery was in Boston’s North End, an area that has seen much of U.S. history, and the headstones were riddled with evidence to prove it. Understandably, one who is strolling through a grave site armed with wax, rubbing paper, cameras, a few pieces of… [Read more]