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  • National Aviation Week: Aug. 15-21

    Aug 17

    Imagine ... many of your ancestors never flew in an airplane. It was not until 1903 that any real type of plane was flown, in this case by the Wright Brothers. So in recognition of National Aviation Week, which is from August 15-21, here is the opportunity to see if your ancestors were involved somehow in the aviation industry. Looking first at on...

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  • National Aviation Week: Aug. 15-21

    Aug 13

    Imagine ... many of your ancestors never flew in an airplane. It was not until 1903 that any real type of plane was flown, in this case by the Wright Brothers. So in recognition of National Aviation Week, which is from August 15-21, here is the opportunity to see if your ancestors were involved somehow in the aviation industry. Looking first at on...

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  • Delayed Birth Certificates

    Aug 5

    Some of the basic information you want on each ancestor is the birthday, marriage date and death date. The one which can prove to be the most different is a birth date. You would think, just get a copy of the birth certificate from the state the person was born in. Not so easy, especially if you don't know where the person was born. Add to that, o...

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  • Hints Using Genealogy Blogs

    Aug 4

    Even the most experienced family history researcher needs a few hints to help solve those 'brick walls'. A couple sources would be to follow specific online blogs that tend to specialize in certain areas, locations or research problems. So the following are couple such blogs that might interest you. FAMILY TREE KNOTS When we say 'brick walls th...

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  • Canadian Forces- World War One

    Aug 3

    One hundred years since World War One and many nations were involved. This included Canada, a commonwealth nation of the United Kingdom. The Library and Archives of Canada have worked and are continuing on making digital the personnel records of servicemen during WW I -- the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files (includes nurses), Royal Newfou...

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  • Saving Documents

    Aug 1

    You do not want to loose family records, documents, letters, photos, records, journals, etc that have been handed down over the decades. So what is the best method to preserve them? Of course keeping them in a fire-proof, water-proof location is a start. Never expose them to heat, sunshine, cold weather, etc. Keep insects and mold away from your ...

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  • What Will Be Your Legacy?

    Jul 31

    It is always great to be remembered and known for any contributions you have made to make your home, your town or your society a better place. For the month of August, it is known as National Legacy Month. What a great way to extend your legacy, spend part of August to compile your contributions no matter how small. It can be as simple as a goo...

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  • Korean War

    Jul 29

    It was the summer of 1950, only five years since the end of World War II when many men and women were sent to South Korea to help defend that nation from being overrun by North Korea. The border line was referred to as the 38th parallel. Over a period of 3 years, under very harsh conditions on the Korean Peninsula, there were some 1.8 million Ame...

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  • American Revolution – American Prisoners

    Jul 27

    One always likes to have claim they have an American Revolutionary patriot in their family tree. One aspect you might not of thought about are those soldiers taken as prisoners by the British. The British used the ships at Wallabout Bay near Brooklyn, New York, later the site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, for naval prisoners on this side of the Atlan...

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  • Aunt & Uncle Day

    Jul 25

    On July 26th is National Aunt and Uncle Day. What a good time to honor and take the time to learn more about your own aunt and uncle, no matter what age they are. A reminder, an aunt is the sister to your own mother or father and an uncle is the brother to you father. If you have a great aunt or great uncle - they would be the siblings to your gran...

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