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Must-Have Genealogy Tools for Family Historians

gifts resources Mar 20, 2020

I surveyed hundreds of genealogists and family historians to find their favorite products and services. The essential must haves, and the things that make their research and life just a tiny bit easier.

The following products are the perfect combo of brilliant, practical and some are...

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Her Mayflower Moment - Are you a Mayflower descendant?

mayflower Mar 09, 2020

My client grew up hearing she was a Mayflower descendent. They had a framed family tree, but no documentation. I researched her roots, and it turns out the story was TRUE!

I confirmed her lineage to these six Mayflower passengers: 

  • Robert Bartlett
  • William Brewster
  • Love Brewster
  • William...
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The Ancestry Clues Hiding in Voting Records

records Mar 06, 2020

As you cast your vote in this year’s election, have you ever wondered about your ancestors in past elections? What issues were important to them? Where did they vote? Could they even vote? It wasn’t that long ago when women and African Americans in the United States were denied the...

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Why I Love Marriage Records and You Should Too!

records Feb 14, 2020

It's Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. It’s one of my favorite holidays. The heart was the first shape I learned to draw. As a child, the Wedding section was my favorite part of the newspaper.

I poured over all the details in the engagement and wedding announcements. Not because...

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Family Tree

As we celebrate and honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. today on his birthday, an examination of his family tree shows deep preaching roots. His father was a pastor for the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. His maternal grandfather, the Reverend Adam Daniel A.D. Williams was famous for his...

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How are We Related? Eliminating Cousin Confusion.

Uncategorized Dec 06, 2019

You know you are related because you’ve been sitting around the same holiday table for years... but how? What’s a second cousin or a third cousin twice removed anyways? Read on to clear up cousin confusion and download our handy cousin calculator.

This time of year, I frequently...

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The Best Gifts for the Genealogist or Family Historian on Your List

gifts holiday Nov 29, 2019

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 to find out what's the best best gift they ever got, what can't they live without, and what's on their wish list this year....

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Our Family Recipes

gifts Nov 22, 2019

This time of year everyone is talking about their favorite family dishes. Why not preserve and organize all your family’s favorites in this new keepsake recipe journal?

I created the Our Family Recipes memory journal because I couldn’t find a recipe book that included all the sections...

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This Veterans Day Learn Their Stories

Uncategorized Nov 11, 2019

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day. It’s a day that honors all veterans living or dead. 

Veterans’...

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Happy 244th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! 11 Facts You May Not Know

Uncategorized Nov 10, 2019

Today November 10th is the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. This year, I’ve had the privilege learning more about the history of the Marine Corps and their traditions. Last week I had the honor of attending an early birthday celebration where I discovered their birthday is kind of a...

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