Found Cameras and Orphan Pictures. This site tries to reunite people with their lost cameras by using the photos that are found with them. It apparently has had some success, too. Check out the “Success Stories” section.
Food tells a family story. As this Philadelphia Inquirer story points out, there may be some family history lurking in your kitchen.
The Brothers’ War. The Civil War left deep scars on this country, especially those families who were pulled in opposite directions by their loyalties. David Christy, columnist at the Enid News and Eagle, offers up some little-known tidbits from that tragic conflict. For example, did you know that four of President Abraham Lincoln’s brothers-in-law wore Confederate uniforms?
A bucket list for family history. It’s a fact of life that we will probably never live to see the end of our ongoing family history projects. With a little planning and organization, though, you can ensure that your efforts don’t go to waste.
Earthcam. Whether you’re searching for a web cam of your childhood home town, that of an ancestor or just want to check someplace out, this is the site for you. It has links to thousands of web cameras around the globe offering everything from a real-time view to time lapse photography.
Larry Lehmer is a personal historian and chief legacy planner at When Words Matter in Urbandale, Iowa, where he connects generations through their stories. To learn more, visit his web site, send him an e-mail or follow him on Twitter.
Flickr photo courtesy of dedrawolff.