Development Update

Mobile App Development Update

Development Update Last week we passed the 1,000 download milestone! For the devoted readers of my blog I thought it would be nice to provide an “inside” look at the development status of The Family Nexus mobile app. Since RootsTech we have been focusing on some key enhancements to the free version as well as adding

Mapping Ancestral Residences

Family History Discoveries: Mapping Ancestral Residences

Columbus Day Today we celebrate Columbus Day. We honor this explorer who had a dream and set out to find a faster, shorter route to India. We honor him as the Discoverer of this “New World” for Europeans. Never mind that the Welsh claim that Maddoc was here almost 300 years earlier. Never mind that the

Traveling to Ancestral Homelands: Destination Belgium

Traveling to Ancestral Homelands Nothing compares to the experience of visiting ancestral homelands. Whether to a small town in Pennsylvania or a village in the British Isles, the trip will change you forever. Standing in the places in which your ancestors lived, breathing the same air, seeing the views they awoke to every day, connects

Iowa Farmhouse

Vintage Photos: Preserving Rural America

I stumbled across a real treasure this week: an archive of 25 million vintage aerial photos. “Where?” you ask? www.vintageaerial.com. Their collection of vintage photos is primarily of farmhouses, small towns, and landmarks from rural America. With images from 41 different states you are likely to find something that has a family connection. The company

Virtually Walk Where Your Ancestors Walked

(Virtually) Walk Where Your Ancestors Walked

My fourth great grandparents, Isaac Chilton and Ann Watkins, were from Wales and emigrated to the United States in 1860. Someday I hope to visit and walk the green landscape of Wales and learn about the rich cultural history of this land. In the meantime – thanks to Google Maps – I can take a