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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 what's on the top of their wish list. Items ranged from the practical to the adorable,...

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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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Surprising Genealogy Clues Carved in Stone

Uncategorized Oct 28, 2020

Headstones are often overlooked tools in family history research. Even if you know the birth and death date of your ancestor, their headstone might contain surprising information not recorded anywhere else. These details can fill in the gaps in your ancestor’s family history,...

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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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Final Call - Season 2 Casting of Legacy List with Matt Paxton

Uncategorized Aug 22, 2020

 

We're Casting for Season 2

Legacy List with Matt Paxton is casting now for the last episode of Season 2! This is your final chance to be featured on the show.

What treasure is hiding in your basement?

Legacy List with Matt...

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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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