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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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  • Where to Find Korean War Records

    Aug 1

    The Korean War began on June 25, 1950. It ended in July of 1953, after 5 million soldiers and civilians had lost their lives. Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea and more than 100,000 were wounded. Here is a list of where to find Korean War records. Korean War Records at Ancestry.com: * U.S. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957 ...

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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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  • Ancestry Discusses AncestryDNA and Jewish Genealogy

    Jul 26

    Ancestry.com posted an interesting article that points out the complexities involved with AncestryDNA for people who have Jewish ancestry. In the article, Janette Silverman, who specializes in Jewish research at AncestryProGenealogists describe how she and her team have used DNA to solve cases for clients. AncestryDNA looks at autosomal DNA. O...

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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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  • Cemetery Superstitions

    Jul 25

    To a genealogist, a cemetery is a great place to find out information about deceased relatives and ancestors. Taking photos of the gravestones of other people's ancestors, and sharing them online, is a nice way to help out fellow genealogists who cannot travel to the cemetery. A trip to a cemetery may be exciting to a genealogist, but scary for s...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Akron-Summit County Public Library

    Jul 24

    The Akron-Summit County Public Library is located in Akron, Ohio. It was founded in 1874. The Akron-Summit County Public Library is comprised of a Main Library, 17 community branches, and a Mobile Services division. The Special Divisions Collection houses the library's genealogy and local history materials. They hold a variety of sources i...

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  • Shared Ancestors–Cousins Day

    Jul 23

    That is the wonderful part of having cousins, even second cousins, you share common ancestors. With the date of July 24th, it is a good day to recognize your cousins as great family members and the shared heritage. First cousins are the children of your aunts and uncles (your parents' siblings). Second cousins would be the children of your great a...

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  • Customers of 23andMe Can See their Contributions to Research

    Jul 23

    People who have taken a DNA test from 23andMe know that the information their saliva sample yields is important. Your DNA results can point you towards people you might be related to, and can also provide some information about your health. Now, 23andMe customers can see their contributions to research. 23andMe gives customers choices that all...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Paradise, CA Genealogical Society

    Jul 22

    The Paradise Genealogical Society is located in Paradise, California. They were started in 1968 by a dedicated group of volunteers. This Society is unique because it maintains a library that is not subsidized by a church or tax funds and is not housed in a church or tax supported building. The Paradise Genealogical Society library contains a wea...

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  • Before the Civil War – the 1860 Census

    Jul 21

    The taking of the U. S. Federal Census of 1860 occurred June 1, 1860 until October 1860. The Civil War officially started in April 1861. So you can get as close a picture of your family ancestors who lived across the 33 states of the eastern coast at that time. Some of the information now placed on this census of 1860, that had not been in previou...

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  • International African American Museum Launches Genealogy Center

    Jul 21

    The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the launch of its new center for Family History. It is the IAAM's first program launch. The International African American Museum (IAAM) will be an innovative national genealogy research center dedicated solely to celebrating and researching African American ancestry. The center will e...

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  • What Did the Pioneers Eat?

    Jul 20

    Your ancestors may have been among the pioneers who traveled across the United States in search of a place to call home. They didn't have the luxuries of refrigeration, a set place to make a meal, or the ubiquitous fast food places that we see when we travel today. What did the pioneers eat? Dictionary.com defines the word “pioneer” as: ...

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