July 2018 is completely focused on providing you with genealogy tips that are …..well,….”out of the box”.
Welcome to DAY 24 of the 31 Days of “Out of the Box” Genealogy Tips series! Need to start at the beginning of the series or catch up? Start here.
DAY 24 – Finding Genealogy Clues on FlickR
FlickR is another great tool to add to your genealogy toolbox! Archives, museums and libraries are posting digital images from their collections. I am even seeing images from archives and university private collections appear.
Take a look at the State Archives of North Carolina Flickr page. Examples of the types of images that can be found include:
- Vintage Postcards of North Carolina buildings, scenery and attractions
- Duplin County Schools, 1953 – Did you have ancestors living in Duplin County, NC? You might find them here.
- The Knowles Collection – These photos from glass plate negatives are attributed to the Tyree and Wharton-Tyree Studios of Raleigh, NC (~1900-1930) Most individuals are not identified. Could your ancestors be among these photographs?
- Do you have Civil War ancestors from North Carolina? Check out the North Carolina Civil War Images album.
- Do you descend from the Darden or Speight families or families that associated with them? Don’t miss the Darden, Speight and Associated Families album!
Other examples of FlickR accounts of benefit to the genealogist :
Now It’s Your Turn!
Explore Flickr for YOUR ancestors!
Check out previous posts in the 31 Days of Out of the Box Genealogy Tips:
- Day 1 – Volunteer!
- Day 2 – Genealogy Wikis
- Day 3 – Cemetery Research
- Day 4 – Newspaper Society Pages
- Day 5 – Vertical Files
- Day 6 – Religious Periodicals
- Day 7 – Unplug Your Genealogy
- Day 8 – Cultural Periodicals
- Day 9 – Facebook Groups
- Day 10 – DNA Education
- Day 11 – Funeral Records
- Day 12 – Occupational Records
- Day 13 – School Records
- Day 14 – Civil War Veterans Homes
- Day 15 – War of 1812 Pensions
- Day 16 – Twitter Chats
- Day 17 – Mortality Schedules
- Day 18 – Non-population Schedules
- Day 19 – 1890 Census Fragments
- Day 20 – Tax Records
- Day 21 – Private Collections
- Day 22 – WorldCat
- Day 23 – Merchant Records
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