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  • Unlikely Occupations in the 21st Century

    Jun 25

    It can be fascinating to look back and attempt to see what occupations our ancestors performed. In the various census records you do see 'laborer' quite frequently -- which could be a variety of jobs. Another common listing is a farm worker since most people in the 18th and 19th centuries and earlier lived on a farm. However, even into the early 2...

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  • Four Appalachian States

    Jun 22

    The four southern Appalachian states are Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, due to the fact the Appalachian Mountains encompass part of the state. If you have any ancestors from these states and specifically from the Appalachian region, you will find the online site titled 'Appalachian Mountain Families' a most informative data...

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  • Directories – Time Stands Still

    May 29

    The use of city directories is invaluable for all family history researchers. They offer a moment in time of the businesses, careers, shops, professionals in any given community. Besides a person's name and address will be their occupation. If they paid for an advertisement in the city directory, even better, since it offers even more details. E...

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  • Check Ancestors’ Historic Connections

    Apr 14

      With this marking the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D. C., it is an excellent time to reflect on if you had an ancestor somewhere - somehow that has any connection to a major historical event. If you had an ancestor living in or around Washington, D. C...

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  • Immigrants to England – 1330 to 1550

    Mar 13

      Most family researchers are happy if they can locate ancestors back 100 - 150 years. That is an accomplishment verifying actual relatives who were 2 to 4 generations back. There are others doing their family tree that can take the lineage back even further-- even to 17th through 14th century. Now available through the United Kingdom Natio...

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  • Public Online Records

    Mar 3

    There are not just vintage documents, photos and records on genealogical databases, but many sites carry recent records on living individuals considered 'public records'. The online site of 'Persopo' has a variety of available public records. Now what is available will vary from state to state. Informational records can come from towns, cities,...

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  • Alabama on My Mind – Archive Photos

    Jul 19

    Was the state of Alabama a place of residence for any of your ancestors, then you will want to check out the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History Digital Collections. Of special interest is the Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection. This large image collection has over 15,000 pictures, illustrations and photographs relating to Alabama ove...

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  • Forgotten Photos

    Jun 15

    What better method to remember all the Dads (grandfathers, great grandfathers, gr gr grandfathers etc.) on Father's Day than to preserve those treasured photos, many of which they may have taken over the decades. A recent online site titled "Forgotten Photographs Project" tries to help preserve and share long lost photos. You know at antique shows...

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  • Map and Chart Tools

    Apr 21

    There are types of specialty maps and charts today to help better understand how our ancestors lived. The University of Oregon's Mapping Project has a wealth of historical time periods and events in digital maps to see the progress and changes over the decades. It starts off with North America and where were the early English, French and Spanish s...

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  • Eastman Presentations

    Mar 16

    Some wonderful ideas and suggestions were offered during the six hour presentations done March 15th by Dick Eastman in Stuart, FL for the Martin County Genealogy Society. The following are just a few of the interesting hints and suggestions offered: In the MyHeritage.com - online databases (sign in free creating a user name and password): They h...

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