“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]
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some tips for doing Irish genealogy. Joshua Taylor talks about Ireland, it’s communities, historical records and how to take on this family history venture. CONTENT (Timestamp) 0:40 — Tip #1: Check ancestors tombstones at cemeteries find original town or parish they came from in Ireland. This occurs often with New England graves…. [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]
Our resident expert Josh Taylor explains the initial steps in starting your family history. From interviewing living relatives to documenting your research, these tips will get you started and give you the best shot at making discoveries for years to come.
Find out exactly how to search the new collection of British newspapers on findmypast.com. Learn how to both use and have fun with newspaper archives on our site. CONTENTS 0:32: How to search the newspapers on findmypast.com – by name and keyword 1:21: How to specifically search names to get the results you want 2:20: How to use the filters… [Read more]
Want to know more about the new collection of British newspapers on findmypast.com? Listen to Josh Taylor discuss what you can expect with this unprecedented collection. CONTENTS 1:25: The digitization of the collection in partnership with the British Library 2:10: The importance of British newspapers and family history 4:09: Example of what you can find in the collection 4:45: What… [Read more]