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Family Recipes & Cookbooks - Dish Up Some Family History

activities recipes Nov 01, 2019

 “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice, and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers."

- Laurie Colwin

Handed down generation to generation, family recipes are part of...

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Cemetery Sleuthing - 3 Steps to Find A Grave

cemeteries records Oct 30, 2019

Cemeteries are often overlooked tools in family history research. Many beginning genealogists wonder if you already know your ancestor's date of birth and death date, why visit the cemetery? Besides honoring them in their final resting place, visiting your ancestor’s headstone can sometimes...

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On Finding Your Roots Tonight - Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2019

Tonight on Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,. comic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet

Episode 2 | Off the Farm
Tuesday, October 15, 8/7c

Two comic actors who grew up on farms in America’s heartland–the descendants of generations of people who worked the...

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6 Spooktacular Cemetery Tours

cemeteries Oct 14, 2019

Us genealogists and family historians are always up for a cemetery visit. Even if we are on vacation. And this time of year, we’ve got lots of company.

These six stand out cemeteries are notable for their residents, manicured gardens, art, architecture, local history, and cultural events....

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Finding Your Roots - Season 6 Premiers Tonight!

television Oct 08, 2019

Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., returns to the
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) for Season 6,
starting on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.

 

The sixth season of Finding Your Roots on PBS features 27 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family...

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School Yourself: The Best School Records for Genealogy

Uncategorized Aug 26, 2019

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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3 Steps for Finding Your Revolutionary Roots

military records Jul 03, 2019

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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4 Ways to Honor Our D-Day Heroes

military Jun 06, 2019

75 years ago today, on June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in the largest sea-to-shore invasion in history. It was the greatest amphibious assault invasion in human history and the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe.  

  • 150,000...

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5 Ways to Honor Memorial Day

Uncategorized May 22, 2019

It’s the unofficial start of summer and for many Memorial Day is about barbecues, beaches, and big sales. Unfortunately, if you are not from a military family, the meaning of Memorial Day is lost.

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

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4 Reasons to Join Lineage Societies

lineage societies Jan 01, 2018

Lineage Societies are member-based organizations that honor a specific heritage or event. Membership is limited to those who can prove they are a direct descendant from an ancestor who meets specific criteria. Depending on the society, that benchmark might be crossing on the 1620 voyage of the...

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