Family Tree Photo Book


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We’ve all seen it–the zoned-out, eye-glazed-over effect we have on our family members when we enthusiastically share our newest genealogical discoveries. But I finally figured out a way to elicit responses that aren’t as lackluster. After scanning and re-scanning the … Continue reading

Getting Organized aka Photos Everywhere

imageThis mess really does have some order to it. It has been a long process to organize, identify and scan…and all of these photos are only from one box. This is step one for me to making a family tree book for a part of my family. The goal is to scan and save high quality digital images of the photos, digitally clean up the ones in poor shape, and to share them with the family.

Puerto Rico Civil Registrations indexed and searchable at

A big THANK YOU to for creating a searchable database of indexed records for the Puerto Rico Civil Registration.  These records have been available online for free for a few years now at FamilySearch, and previously available to view on microfilm.  I’m so happy those FamilySearch resources are still available for free for all the research I still need to do.  So while you do need a paid subscription to use the indexed records at, this may encourage more people with Puerto Rican roots to do some searching since it was not easy to look through records image by image until going cross-eyed.  Hopefully with more people researching, there may be many more cousins out there for making connections.  Check out this blog post for more information:

Here is a direct link to the database on Ancestry and the link for their pdf “how-to”: