History

Shaping Europe: 5 important events

This is a guest post by Andrew Koch, an editor and content producer for FamilyTreeMagazine.com. In addition to the print and digital versions of Family Tree Magazine, he and a team of editors publish how-to genealogy books, webinars, and online courses. Let’s face it:...

 

Ellis Island: Was your name changed?

This is a guest post written by MyHeritage Blog editor and contributor Schelly Talalay Dardashti, MyHeritage’s US Genealogy Advisor. Was your name changed at Ellis Island? The simple answer...

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Halloween Competition: Win a MyHeritage Complete Subscription!

Halloween is celebrated differently around the world and each country has its own traditions. Everyone who celebrates Halloween can name different costumes they have worn, and how their traditions...

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After 70 Years of Searching, I Found My Grandpa’s Brother

As the newest addition to the MyHeritage Marketing team, I want to introduce myself through my personal story of a family discovery that changed my life forever. One year...

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Everyday Items That Have Been Changed Beyond Recognition

Have you ever wondered what everyday items used to look like years ago? Some things we use every day are so common that it’s hard to imagine what they...

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Back to School Quiz

It’s that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter and summer is coming to an end. Students of all ages everywhere are beginning to prepare for...

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History in Living Color

A new trend has emerged — people are taking old black and white photos and meticulously adding color to them. In some cases, the colorized photos look so modern,...

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Finding Your Medieval Roots: Five Simple Tips

Danièle Cybulskie, author of The Five-Minute Medievalist, is a featured writer at Medievalists.net. Her work has appeared in The Medieval Magazine, Medieval Warfare Magazine and Ancient History Magazine. She has...

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What Was Life Like for Women 100 Years Ago?

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of women throughout history. We decided to survey our collection of more than 7 billion...

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Halloween 100 Years Ago

Happy Halloween! Do you remember trick-or-treating as a child on Halloween? Did you dress up in costumes? Halloween is a holiday full of long-standing traditions. We decided to take...

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Extinct Professions: Barber-Surgeon

Would you ask your hairdresser or barber to pull a painful tooth? We wouldn’t, but that’s exactly what they did do in medieval times. Your friendly neighborhood barber-surgeon provided...

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50 Years of ‘Star Trek’

Fifty years ago, on September 8, 1966, the first Star Trek episode was broadcast in the US, on NBC. Has it really been a half-century? We feel that time...

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Life Before the Internet

What was life like before the internet? I think that people had more free time before the internet. Days were longer, more time was spent with family. Well, perhaps...

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