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  • Beginning of the Consumer Age

    Jan 13

    Today we think we are the members in good standing of the 'consumer age' but rather it started back with many of your ancestors, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, in the Roaring 1920s. The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation's total wealth more t...

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  • Tennessee State Library and Archives Breaks Ground on New Building

    Jan 12

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives, is located in Nashville, Tennessee. It has been announced that the Tennessee State Library and Archives has broken ground on a new building. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee, State Librarian a...

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  • New Edition of Popular Genealogy Guide Now Available

    Jan 11

    Genealogists who are putting together their family tree often rely on records that can be found on the internet. After exhausting those resources, some genealogists will see out vital records from courthouses and churches. In addition, there are some great genealogy books out there that can help. One of the best known genealogy books now has a b...

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  • The Rabbit Test

    Jan 11

    If you talked with your mother or grandmother, the subject of how and when she realized she was pregnant may have been discussed. The phrase 'rabbit test' or 'the rabbit died' may have been used. This is what was used during most of the 20th century. In 1927, Bernhard Aschheim and Selmar Zondek developed the rabbit test, also known as the 'A-Z tes...

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  • Findmypast has a United States Marriages Collections

    Jan 10

    Findmypast, put together an informative blog about 18 amazing additions of record collections that they added to their website in 2017. One of the collections on the list is Findmypast's United States Marriages collection. Findmypast added millions of additional records to their United States Marriages premium collection in 2017. When complete,...

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  • Questions on the U.S. Census

    Jan 9

    The United States Census includes plenty of questions. Have you ever wondered why certain questions are asked? The United States Census Bureau has some information about that. Name The U.S. Census asks for a person's last name, first name, and middle initial. The name question originated with the 1790 Census. It was added to the ACS in 2005 w...

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  • ‘Boston Marriage’

    Jan 9

    This phrase does not refer to a male-female couple married in the city of Boston, but rather a phrase that was popularly know at the end of the 19th century; the Victorian Era. 'Boston Marriage' was a term used in the 19th century and into the early 20th century to refer to two single women living together, independent of men. The term was origina...

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  • Weatherford Public Library is Downsizing its Genealogy Section

    Jan 8

    Weatherford Public Library is located in Weatherford, Texas. They provide free library services for Weatherford and the Parker County community and inform, enrich, support, and empower its citizens by promoting lifelong learning opportunities and a love of reading. The Weatherford Public Library is downsizing its genealogy section. The found...

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  • Family Legends – Musselman

    Jan 7

    Everyone over their life hears during family reunions or at Thanksgiving dinner gatherings the family “legends“, those stories of ancestors who either met a famous person, accomplished some great feat, was a war hero, invented a time saving device or somehow brought honor and glory to the family name. There are also those stories of ancestors k...

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  • Finding a Federal Prisoner

    Jan 5

    Well, yes it can be a fact that your have a family relative who has been or is still in a US Federal Prison somewhere in America. Not all people found guilty of a crime go to a Federal prison, it can be a state prison. Federal prisons are for those who broke a national law. Using the site 'Bureau of Prisons' you can look up about a prisoner in a F...

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  • Findmypast Introduced the British and Irish Roots Collection

    Jan 5

    Findmypast is a leader in online genealogy. They have over 18 million registered members worldwide and records dating back to 1200. Findmypast has introduced their new British and Irish Roots Collection. Findmypast made this collection free to search when it was first released. The free access will only be offered for a limited time. The Briti...

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  • Consider This Before Contacting a Long Lost Relative

    Jan 4

    Genealogy requires hours of research and dedication. The work pays off when you find more people who can be added to your family tree. DNA testing has, in some ways, sped up the process of finding more relatives. That doesn't necessarily mean you should rush into trying to make connections with one of them. Take a DNA test, from whatever comp...

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  • Obituaries for Michigan 1820-2006

    Jan 3

    Locating ancestors' obituaries is very important to your family research. When it was acceptable to write and have published long obituaries, the information provided can be wonderful. However, note, you could have an ancestor listed in someone else' obituary as a relative. There could be a tie-in you did not know about. Using the FamilySearch.org...

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  • MyHeritage DNA Surpassed One Million People

    Jan 3

    MyHeritage put together an informative blog post about the noteworthy things they accomplished in 2017. That list includes the announcement that MyHeritage DNA surpassed one million people. Over the past fifteen years, MyHeritage DNA has helped millions of people find new family members and discover their ethnic origins. The MyHeritage DNA tes...

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  • FamilySearch Introduced FamilySearch Places

    Jan 2

    FamilySearch has introduced a new tool called FamilySearch Places. It is designed to make learning about places easier. The development of the FamilySearch Places tool is ongoing. Some useful features are already available. FamilySearch Places is not an app. Instead, it is part of the FamilySearch website. Visit FamilySearch Places and you ...

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