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  • Reasons Ancestors Left Their Native Homeland

    Sep 25

    It is a very good item, ancestral homelands, you should try to figure out for your family history. Leaving not only family homeland, but leaving everything behind including other family members was never an easy decision. So here are a few suggestions for the reason why different groups left to come to America. Those from Ireland...


  • FamilySearch and Ontario Ancestors Book Scanning Partnership

    Sep 24

    FamilySearch International announced a book scanning partnership with Ontario Ancestors. Under the agreement, FamilySearch will provide specialized book scanning services and support volunteers in exchange for access to Ontario Ancestors' extensive library of historical and genealogical books. Digitized documents will be publicly availabl...


  • States’ Death Certificates

    Sep 23

    It is good to have bookmarked the up-to-date online digitized death certificates, death records or death ledgers from the various states. Some of the databases are free, some are fee-based. Each state is different on which time frames for death certificates they will allow online. You will find some like Massachusetts covers 1841 to 1915, p...


  • 23andMe Explains Your Privacy Protections

    Sep 22

    23andMe wants you to know that securing and protecting the your data is paramount. They are committed to keeping their customers' trust and providing a secure place where they can explore their DNA, knowing that their privacy is protected. There are three fundamental principals that 23andMe is guided by. The first is “Meaningful & Inf...


  • Life and Experiences of the 1910s

    Sep 21

    The decade of the 1910s was such a transition time in America. New inventions were starting to appear in communities and homes, slowing. It would be a decade of a world war and of a global pandemic. Here are a few items and events to make sure you place in the family history for ancestors who lived during the 1910s. For me it was my gran...


  • Vintage Hairstyles and Make-up 1920-1960s

    Sep 19

    Each decade had its own styles in clothing, hair and make-up. That is what makes it easier to identify a decade for a photograph by looking at hairstyles, clothing and make-up of the ladies. The flapper age of the 1920’s, the 1930’s Hollywood look, the pin-ups of the 1940’s, the golden glamour of the 1950’s, then the mod-look o...


  • Foreign-Born Americans as WW One Soldiers

    Sep 17

    The 'Great War' aka World War One, had been going on for a few years before the United States entered in April 1917, sent troops against the Germans. It is believed seeing the final outcome, the war would have probably ended in a German victory, or sputtered to a stalemate, leaving the Germans in possession of much of France, Belgium and Ru...


  • Findmypast Added New Welsh Family Records

    Sep 17

    Findmypast announced that they have added over 900,000 new additions of Welsh records. This includes brand new records along with major enhancements to existing collections. The Wales Probate Records 1544-1858 collection has been transformed to make it fully searchable. Previously, it was browsable page-by-page. It has now been improved s...


  • Life in 1900 was Strange

    Sep 15

    Wouldn't you like to be able to talk with any of your ancestors who lived as adults in 1900, some 120 years ago? Life was so different then, think of learning what their life was life, whether they lived in a city, town or farm. You could share with them all the advances in technology and the achievements of the descendants. Yet, one of t...


  • MyHeritage Added 19.4 Million Records

    Sep 15

    MyHeritage announced that it added 19.4 million records in nine collections in July of 2020. The new U.S collections include passenger lists from California and Washington (Seattle), an index of Navy and Marine awards, and a New York City marriages collection. MyHeritage has also added an update to the New York City Death collection. There are...


  • Canning – Mason & Ball Jars

    Sep 13

    Everyone has to remember their mother, aunt, grandmother or great aunt doing canning – preserving fruits and vegetables that can be stored safely on the shelf until needed by the family. Some members of the family today may have taken up growing vegetables in a home garden and canning them for future use which is the best method. Well, t...


  • Finding Children In-Between Census Years

    Sep 11

    Maybe one of the hardest items to research, mostly you may not even know about a specific individual ever existed. Infant and child mortality was high in the years of 1700s to 1940s. Visit any older cemetery and you find many infants and children did not survive past childhood. You might think checking the US Federal or State Census ...


  • 23andMe Announced Insights from Lupus Research

    Sep 10

    23andMe collaborated with researchers from Pfizer to learn more about how to treat Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. The research was powered by almost 6,000 consented researcher participants. No new genetic associations were found, but 23andMe did uncover deeper insights into non-genetic factors and symptoms associated with the disease. ...


  • Trading Tiny Portraits

    Sep 9

    If you inherited a collection of photos and there are some people may be from the 1880s to the turn of the 20th century you do not have a clue about, it could be those photos were part of trading. During the Victorian era (1850s – 1900), it was the practice to have a calling card, the wealthy Victorian socialite’s version of a busin...


  • After Labor Day

    Sep 8

    It may have been due to snobbery in the late 1800s and early 1900s that a long tradition of not wearing anything white after Labor Day was born. In the late 19th century, rich, high-society women who came from wealth found themselves rubbing elbows with the so-called "new rich." It was difficult to tell the difference between respectable old ...


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