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  • What Can You Learn from Grandma’s Pie App?

    Jul 28

    Based on the name alone, you might think that the Grandma's Pie app was focused on family recipes. Instead, the app provides you with pie charts that are based on data from your genealogy research. It gives you an easy way compare the percentage of your heritage from various countries. Grandma's Pie is an app that was developed by Brigham Youn...

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  • Passport Applications

    Jul 27

    Getting a digital or print copy of an ancestor's passport application can provide some great information. Of course, not all individuals got a passport during their lifetime, only if they were traveling from USA to a foreign country. So unless you know for sure a relative never traveled overseas, you do need to check if there was an application for...

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  • New Genetics Associations Found for Migraine Headaches

    Jul 27

    Migraine headaches can be extremely painful and debilitating. A study that was published in Nature Genetics found new genetic variants that are associated with migraine headaches. There is potential that this finding could be a first step toward developing new treatments for migraines. Migraines can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sen...

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  • Sons of the American Revolution

    Jul 26

    Most everyone has heard of the DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution started by Flora Adams Darling in 1890 in Washington, D. C. After the American Centennial celebration in 1876 there had been renewed interest in American history yet over the next 15 years all the history-minded clubs created were male oriented such as first organization of d...

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  • The History of Public Restrooms

    Jul 26

    Today, when we eat at a restaurant, or shop in a large store, we expect that there will be public restrooms available for us to use. Your ancestors, however, were not as lucky. The history of public restrooms is an interesting one! In ancient Rome, public bathrooms were for men, only. These bathrooms consisted of benches that lined the walls,...

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  • Ascent Private Capital Management Preserves Client’s Family History

    Jul 25

    Genealogists and family historians tend to take the “DIY” approach for learning more about their ancestors. Those that hit a “brick wall” might ask for help from genealogy websites or the local genealogy group. You probably wouldn't think to ask a financial firm for help, but some of them have started offering family history assistance to...

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  • Flickr- Photos & Ephemdera

    Jul 25

    The online site of Flickr is a photo sharing site. It has many current images but also many vintage photos, some you may have never seen before. When you know an ancestor's hometown, you can use Flickr to see what images of that ancestral hometown might be available. There could be postcards, photos, advertisements, maps, brochures, letters, etc. ...

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  • Britain’s First “Brexit” was in 286 AD

    Jul 23

    Britain had a “Brexit” in 2016 that, in short, meant it would be leaving the European Union. People on both sides of the issue (those who voted to “leave” and those who voted to “remain”) got very emotional about the way the voting turned out. This “Brexit” is very significant to your British relatives. The first “Brexit”, ho...

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  • Service and Pension Files for War of 1812

    Jul 23

    The American colonies fought England in the 1770s during the American Revolution. However, battles occurred again between the new United States and England in the early 19th century which resulted in what was called the War of 1812, which actually lasted 3 years. You might have some ancestors who were part of the major historical event. They would ...

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  • Things to Look for in Old Newspapers

    Jul 22

    People tend to think that old newspapers should go straight to the recycle bin. Genealogists, however, know that old newspapers could have treasures inside them! The stack of newspapers you found while cleaning a deceased relative's home could have important information. There are many things to look for in old newspapers. Obituaries An old ...

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  • 30 Years of Family Reunions in 300 Words

    Jul 21

    Summer is a good time to hold a family reunion. The weather is much nicer than it is during the winter, and this allows the event to be held outside. People tend to use their vacation days in the summer. What fun things will your next family reunion include? Try something new. Ask your family members to write about the reunion (and previous family ...

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  • Nebraska Sources

    Jul 21

    The state of Nebraska was the territory area where many settlers from the eastern coast of the United States and from foreign lands came in the 1800s to start a new life. You may have had ancestors who were part of the wagon trains of adventurers headed for the territory in the late 1840s or came after it was officially a state in 1867. Homesteader...

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  • Behind the Scenes at Finding Your Roots

    Jul 20

    Finding Your Roots is a very popular genealogy TV show. The host is Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Every episode features a celebrity who learns more about his or her ancestors while the camera is running. There's a lot of interesting information included in the show. There is also a lot going on behind the scenes at Finding Your Roots. The Finding Your...

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  • Print Out Your Family Tree

    Jul 19

    You put a lot of effort into creating your family tree. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to display it in your home and show it to your relatives? One way to make that happen is to print out your family tree. There are professional companies that can do that for you. Ancestry Graphics & Printing has been helping family historians preserve ...

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  • Network with Message Boards

    Jul 19

    Just like business people do, networking can be a great method for other people to know about you and possibly assist you. So it is with doing genealogical research. There could be a distance cousin out there, looking up some of the same ancestors you are searching. By sharing what each has, it is a win-win situation. Using message boards is a grea...

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