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The 11 Best Genealogy TV Shows for Quaran-streaming

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2020

Trying to avoid public places and coronavirus?  When you take a break for working on your genealogy,  there are a variety of great genealogy shows to chose to stream right now. All educational, inspirational, and entertaining!

I took an informal poll in my Family History...

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12 Essential Tips for Working From Home

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2020

For me, working from home is not the new normal. I've spent the majority of my career working from a home office in some capacity. For the past three years, I've exclusively worked from home, alone, and on an island. In a sense, I've been practicing self-distancing for years.

Sure there are some...

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7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Researching Your Ancestry

Uncategorized Apr 09, 2020

Researching your family history is an exciting journey. With DNA test kits and genealogical websites housing billions of searchable records, it’s never been easier to begin. But if you embark unprepared, rookie mistakes can lead to wrong turns, and suddenly your journey is a bad trip.

To...

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Family History Activities for Kids

activities kids Mar 26, 2020

Children who know their family history are more resilient and
have higher levels of self-esteem.

Are you dealing with school closures and anxious kids? A solution might be in your past. Family history isn't just educational, it has powerful emotional benefits for children. 

Emotional...

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10 Binge-Worthy Genealogy Shows

television Mar 20, 2020

When I'm not doing genealogy or talking about genealogy, you can find me watching genealogy on TV! Here are eight of my favorite binge-worthy genealogy shows and why you should watch them. Tune-in for tips and inspiration.

1. Finding Your Roots

Using records and DNA, Henry Louis Gates Jr....

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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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