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  • Reasons to Share Family History with Your Kids

    Apr 19

    Would you like your children to become familiar with their family history? The best way to do it is to actively teach it to them. Children of all ages can learn the stories that have been passed down from one generation to the next. There are plenty of reasons to share your family history with your kids. Your Kids Don't Know the Stories Many ...

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  • Vintage Photos of Places & People

    Feb 23

    From the Library of Congress, US National Archives and state archives, a map of the United States, outlining each state is accessible online to locate vintage photos from that state. The years begin in 1837, then to the mid-1840s, 1850s and beyond. Not every year is represented but as you move more towards the late 1800s and into the 1900s the numb...

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  • Reasons Why Knowing Your Family History is Important

    Jan 27

    When people start searching for information about their ancestors, they often begin by looking for vital records and filling in their family tree. Not all genealogists take the time to also become family historians. There are many reasons why knowing your family history is important. Family History Provides Connections Your family tree can show...

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  • Things Family Historians Should Do Every Year

    Jan 15

    Keeping track of your family history can be a big job. It is the type of hobby that never seems to end because there is always more to do. You might be very busy, but it is important for family historians find the time to do certain things every year. MyHeritage has compiled a list of excellent suggestions! MyHeritage points out that at least...

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  • Ways to Grow Your Family History

    Jan 9

    The way to grow your family tree is to do more genealogy research. Most genealogists have at least some success with this task. If you hit a “brick wall”, you can seek help from other genealogists. Growing your family history is not as straightforward because it relies on entirely different resources than genealogy work does. Here are some ways...

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  • Questions to Ask Your Relatives Before Its Too Late

    Dec 3

    One of the delightful things about genealogy is that it provides genealogist with a never-ending puzzle to solve. Make sure you get the information you need before some of the most important puzzle pieces disappear. There are questions you should ask your relatives before it is too late (and they pass away). Who is in this photo? This simple...

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  • MyHeritage Updated its App

    Nov 15

    The MyHeritage mobile app has been updated. The app is useful for genealogists who use the MyHeritage website. The MyHeritage app allows you to share family moments, discover and edit your family history, and keep in touch with the people you love. The MyHeritage app is available for download at both the App Store and on Google Play. You can use...

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  • Family History Ideas

    Oct 25

    You spend time gathering, collecting and verifying your family history ... so what is the next step. Of course, you never really 'finish' research on your ancestors, there is always something new to discover. However, if you want some ideas for greater enjoyment and to share what you have found, here are a few. First, one of the main items you ha...

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  • Ways to Get Kids Interested in Genealogy

    Sep 13

    Those who spend hours doing genealogy research typically find it to be fun and fascinating. Genealogists understand how all those pieces of information form a picture of an ancestor's life. Children, however, may not be old enough to grasp that concept. Older kids might see your research as a lot of “homework”. There are some ways to get kids i...

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  • Genealogy and Family History are not the Same

    Sep 12

    It isn't unheard of for people combine family history and genealogy together. There are conferences and webinars that are described as being for “genealogists and family historians”. The two can be combined, but genealogy and family history are not the same. The best way to understand the differences between genealogy and family history is t...

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