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Cemetery Sleuthing - 3 Steps to Find A Grave

cemeteries records Oct 28, 2021

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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School Yourself: The Best School Records for Genealogy

records Sep 14, 2021

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 Jun 30, 2021

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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Finding Your Military Ancestors

military records veterans May 31, 2021

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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Finding Your Female Ancestors

We wouldn’t have a family without them but when building your family tree you’ll quickly discover a roadblock.

Where are the women?

Tracing your female ancestors can be frustrating because it’s challenging to find maiden names. Historically women didn't appear in many records...

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Why I Love Marriage Records and You Should Too!

records Feb 10, 2021

It's Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. It’s one of my favorite holidays. As a kid, the wedding section was my favorite part of the newspaper, next to the obituary section (obviously a future genealogist).  I was fascinated by the family stories these announcement...

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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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