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The Ultimate Genealogy Gift Guide

gifts holiday Nov 29, 2020

Wondering what you could possibly buy for the genealogist or family historian on your list?  Look no further!

I surveyed hundreds of genealogists and family historians again this year to find out what can't they live without and what's on their wish list this year. Items ranged from the...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day Virtually

military Nov 10, 2020

Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive. Why November 11th? Originally known as Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of World War I when the peace treaty was signed during the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

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Happy 245th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! 11 Facts You May Not Know

military Nov 10, 2020

Today November 10th is the 245th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. What do you know about the U.S. Marines?

11 Surprising Facts About The Marines

# 1 The Marine Corps is older than the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

On November 10, 1775 the Second Continental Congress ordered the...

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Finding Your Military Ancestors

military Nov 09, 2020

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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Surprising Genealogy Clues Carved in Stone

Uncategorized Oct 28, 2020

Headstones are often overlooked tools in family history research. If you already know the date of birth and death from vital records, why visit the cemetery? But headstones sometimes contain surprising information not recorded anywhere else. These details can fill in the gaps in your...

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Cemetery Sleuthing - 3 Steps to Find A Grave

cemeteries records Oct 28, 2020

Yes, cemeteries are spooky but there is a good reason genealogists love them.

Visiting your ancestor’s headstone can sometimes provide surprising information about their life not recorded anywhere else. These details can fill in the gaps in your ancestor’s story, give you a sense...

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3 Tips for Finding Your Italian Roots

Uncategorized Oct 23, 2020

Over four million Italians entered the United States between 1880-1930. My ancestors were among them. Are you looking for yours?

Many of us have a dream of finding our ancestral roots in Italy. It took many years, but I was able to trace mine back to Grimaldi, Italy.

Walking in the...

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He's Back! Finding Your Roots Returns with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

television Oct 13, 2020

Season 6 of Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., returns to the
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) on October 13th. 

After a long hiatus, season six of Finding Your Roots returns on October 13 with Episode 11 "Fashion's Roots" featuring the ancestries of fashion...

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4 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

Uncategorized Sep 12, 2020

It’s National Grandparents Day! Celebrate and do something Grand today. Take time out and engage with another generation to discover and celebrate your family history.  

Here are 4 Activities to do with the Grandparents, today or any day!  

# 1 Wise Words -...

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Protect What’s Priceless: 8 Tips for Disaster Proofing Your Family History

Uncategorized Sep 11, 2020

Catastrophic fires are raging here in the west, while hurricanes barrel toward the gulf coast. In the news, daily stories of families who’ve lost everything, including irreplaceable family photos and keepsakes.

 

If disaster strikes, are you ready 
with a plan to save your family...

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