"Here’s an ultimate fashion history find! Can you imagine finding the actual cloth worn by a Tudor monarch—cloth that was depicted in a famous painting from 1602? Queen Elizabeth I had a splendid wardrobe, but none of her luxurious clothing was known to have survived until a dress historian noticed a remarkable altar cloth in a 13th-century parish church. The cloth resembles the fabric worn by Elizabeth I in the Rainbow Portrait. Historians traced the history of the cloth and... how it came to be in the church. It was likely brought there by one of Elizabeth I’s favorite ladies-in-waiting. After careful renovation, the cloth will be displayed in Hampton Court—its former Tudor home.
“When I saw it for the first time I knew immediately that it was something special. As I examined it, I felt as though I had found the Holy Grail, the Mona Lisa of fashion.” —Eleri Lynn, historic dress curator, Historic Royal Palaces
This summer's family reunion could be the perfect time to fill in the gaps in your family's DNA story! Find out all the tips and tricks to bringing your family together and making new discoveries about your heritage.
Did you know BYU has free online records for genealogists? Learn how to access their family history website and other tips and resources resources available from Genealogy's Star.
Have you ever wanted to discover more about your African-American roots? Starting with what you know and writing down the things you and your family remember is the first step. Take a look at three more steps as you celebrate Juneteenth!
As a young boy, Jonathan helped his mother cook dinner every Wednesday. He learned how to make adobo, a traditional Filipino dish. He felt a close connection to his mother as he learned something that she had learned in her childhood. What recipes remind you most of your childhood? https://familysearch.org/recipes
Home renovations can reveal little historical secrets. Contractors found a 1957 report card hidden in the walls during a home renovation in Edmonton, Canada. The report card for young Maureen Kiernan had poor marks, so perhaps she had hidden it on purpose. The homeowner found Maureen’s son, but Maureen had passed away in 2012. She was remembered as a considerate, kind, and dependable person. Atlas Obscura
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, funerals—these and other major life events can be great opportunities to connect with family, make special memories together, and preserve important moments for future generations. Find out how you can make the most of these moments and turn them into memories that will last forever.
Harlan Reed's trip didn't go entirely as planned. See how his 1976 trip from his Seattle home to Texas and Oklahoma uncovered a “gold mine” of totally unexpected information about his Kickapoo Indian ancestry. The primary objective of the trip was not genealogy but an opportunity for Harlan, an airplane buff, to learn to fly a vintage airplane stored at an air museum in Paris, Texas.
If you’ve been thinking about beginning indexing—or starting again if you haven’t indexed in a while—this is a great time to start! FamilySearch recently released web indexing, so now you can index right in your browser. There’s nothing to download or install, and it’s easy to learn.
Family history can be shared in the exchanges of conversation between recipe steps or passed on through the teaching of a culinary skill. A bread pudding recipe was passed down from Edgar's great-grandma in Mexico. She was well-known for her cooking skills and chose to share her legacy with her family. What are some of your favorite family recipe memories? Add them to FamilySearch.org. https://familysearch.org/recipes
What temple traditions have your family started through the years? Whether you live 10 minutes or 10 hours from the temple, you can help your family create traditions that will keep the strength of the temple and the Spirit in your home. Read the experiences of families who have done just that, and get some ideas to help you start your own family temple traditions!