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  • American Revolutionary Rolls 1775-1783

    Dec 7

    Using the free to use 'FamilySearch' online you can investigate if you had any ancestors who were listed on available American Revolutionary Military Rolls covering 1775 to 1783. The collection consists of images of muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other personnel, pay, and supply records of the American Army during the Revolutionary W...


  • Prince Harry will Marry Meghan Markle

    Dec 6

    Prince Henry of Wales (who is often referred to as Prince Harry) and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27, 2017. Since then, people have wondered if this makes Meghan Markle a princess. How does their marriage affect the line of succession to the throne? Will Meghan Markle be a Princess? There are two answers to this questi...


  • Spice Up Your Family Tree with Historical Events

    Dec 5

    Each branch of ancestors on your family tree lived during a certain time frame or era in American History or of other nations in the world. They may or may not have been affected by each historical events (weather, wars, economic depression, elections, etc) but you can do some research to better learn of what events happened during their life. The...


  • Ancestry Introduces We Remember

    Dec 5 has introduced a new website called We Remember. We Remember helps you celebrate your loved ones so that their story lives on. explains this new product this way: “With We Remember, you can quickly and easily create a free public memorial page for a loved one. Rather than being a research page, the We Remember page ...


  • The Most Popular Christmas Toys by Decade

    Dec 4

    Every Christmas, there are specific toys that are so popular that every child seems to want them. The exact toy changes from year to year, and decade to decade. The most popular Christmas toys when you were a child are probably not the same ones your older relatives wanted. 1910s – Teddy Bear The teddy bear became popular thanks to Presiden...


  • Help Give Back

    Dec 3

    There are so many artifacts, documents, journals, and photos you would love to add to your family tree. Even if you can not locate all for your family branches, how about giving back a bit, and help reunited a family heirloom to its rightful family. Probably millions of “lost” family items are out there, waiting to be found in flea markets, ...


  • Female Ancestors Wearing Trousers

    Dec 1

    Now that just might an area about your female ancestors you never thought to investigate. Were they ever part of the daring females who wanted a bit more 'freedom' to wear what they wanted? Whether it were bloomers, trousers, knickerbockers, slacks, pants or trouser skirts. The online site 'Women in Trousers' still in development gives you enough ...


  • Sources for Ancestors in Military Service

    Nov 29

    A big addition to any family tree is finding an ancestor who serviced in the U. S. Military. It may not have been during any war, many men entered the service because it provide any income and skills. The following sources may be of assistance in your quest for military ancestors. First, ask any living relativ...


  • To Do List

    Nov 27

    No matter what project you might be working on, there does need to be a 'to-do-list', to help you  be organized and stay on the right path. This concept is especially true for those doing their family tree / family history. You might not work on your research every day or once a week, it might be weeks to months in-between. By having to begin with...


  • City Directories Sources

    Nov 25

    The use of city directories for learning more about an ancestor’s home or business at a certain time period is excellent. However, trying to locate a city directory for the ancestral hometown can be difficult. Do try the hometown's public library and their history museum, great places to check. Also, the local genealogical society might have a ...


  • Rough Going for those on the Mayflower

    Nov 23

    First, the voyage along across the Atlantic Ocean took 66 days, from their departure on September 6, first from Holland and then England until Cape Cod in North America was sighted on November 9, 1620.” During the first half of the voyage, things went fairly smooth. The crowded conditions with 102 people packed aboard a smelly cargo ship...


  • Help to Create a Photo Book

    Nov 23

    Yes, you have a box filled with family photos but wouldn't be great to have the best ones in a print book that can be shared easily? There are several companies that can assist you to create one, and here is one of them online -- ReSnap. From the home page you see there are several different sizes and styles to select from. You select the size and...


  • Lineage Societies

    Nov 21

    A great source for working on your family tree would be a Lineage Society. One of the most famous is the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution). There is one for Sons of the American Revolution. There are numerous societies all willing to assist you to find your lineage. Some other examples include: Mayflower descendants, those who had fami...


  • Never Assume the Following

    Nov 19

    The following are 10 concepts that can be a mistake when doing your family tree.   1. Your family tree will not be totally online as part of someone's tree and there could be some major mistakes. 2. Never depend solely on free databases; you will need some of the subscription databases and sending letters to courthouses. 3. Not all vital recor...


  • FamilySearch Recommends You Sign-In

    Nov 17

    FamilySearch is a non-profit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. It is a free service that is provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch recommends that you sign-in when you use it. Have you used FamilySearch without taking the time to sign-in? It's not unheard of. ...


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