Tips and Tricks

Tips, tricks, and ideas to help with your genealogy research. Explore these posts to find new ways of researching for those elusive ancestors and breaking through brick walls.


Gleanings from the NEHGS weekly e-newsletter

  • Look up Civil War Photo Sleuth. You’ll find an article in Slate and other articles which will explain their use of facial recognition software. One of the photos they examined was from the Maine State Archives. They identified the man as Francis Marion Eveleth who was the assistant surgeon of the 7th Maine Infantry. He was living in Presque Isle in 1860.
  • Some municipal web sites may have cemetery databases.
  • If you’re trying to remove glued on pictures from old photo albums, try using dental floss.
  • About 70 people who participated in the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773 have had commemorative markers placed at their grave sites in 4 Boston cemeteries.
  • As of Jan. 1st, 2019 there will be a mass expiration of copyrights. The last time was 21 years ago. They will now keep expiring every Jan until 2073.