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Historical Societies - Finding Your Family Story

Uncategorized Oct 06, 2021

Are you researching your family history and have little more than names and dates? Do you feel that there's more to your family story? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? If you know where your ancestors lived and when -- the local historical society can help.

Historical societies are...

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School Yourself: The Best School Records for Genealogy

records Sep 14, 2021

Did you ever think about just how many years we spend in school? At least twelve years if you complete primary and secondary school, which averages out to 15% of your life (based on the average life expectancy of 79 years). If you go to college and graduate school, that percentage rises to...

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Lineage Society Spotlight - DAR

Uncategorized Jul 13, 2021

 

 

What is DAR?

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Any woman over 18 years old who can trace her lineage back to a Patriot in the American Revolution is...

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3 Steps for Finding Your Revolutionary Roots

military records Jun 30, 2021

Many families have stories claiming their ancestors were American Revolutionary War heroes or even signers of the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately when working with these families on tracing their family lore... many of the stories do not survive genealogical scrutiny.

Only 15 of...

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Finding Your Military Ancestors

military records veterans May 31, 2021

Do you have military veterans in your family tree?  Often we do not know who they are or even details about their service because many did not make it home, and those that did often found it difficult to talk about the sacrifices they made.

Thank them for their service by...

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5 Ways to Honor Memorial Day

For many, Memorial day is about barbecues, beaches, and big sales. It's the unnofficial start of summer. But let's not forget what Memorial Day is really about.

Memorial Day is when we remember and honor the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect our nation.

A Brief History of...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Uncategorized May 05, 2021

There's still time to get mom that heartfelt gift. If you love a mom who loves family history, we’ve got some perfect last minute Mother's Day gift ideas.

Decorative Family Tree

An original piece of art like no other!  Maybe your mom has a family tree, but she doesn't have one...

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Irish Surnames Explained

Uncategorized Mar 19, 2021

32 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry. That's over 6X the population of Ireland! So if you are tracing your Irish roots back to the Emerald Isle, you aren't alone. 

And if you are hitting brick walls, you're not alone it that too. Finding records in Ireland can be...

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Finding Your Female Ancestors

We wouldn’t have a family without them but when building your family tree you’ll quickly discover a roadblock.

Where are the women?

Tracing your female ancestors can be frustrating because it’s challenging to find maiden names. Historically women didn't appear in many records...

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Getting Started in Genealogy: Interviewing Relatives

getting started Feb 23, 2021

Welcome back! This week we continue in our Getting Started in Genealogy series.

Step One: Gather What You Know

This is an important step. Gathering and organizing what is known about your family history before you begin your research online will set you up for success. Skip this step and you...

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