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  • Step Families

    Sep 15

    Today, you would be hard pressed to identify any families that did not a step parent or stepchildren. Step families are created through death of a parent, a divorce or separation. A step mom or dad comes into a person's life many times accompanied by a step brother or sister. Decades ago, most marriages lasted for life. Separation and divorce were...

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  • Teacher’s Day

    Sep 5

    This special day to recognizes teachers affects everyone. You all had teachers during your years of schooling, you may have been a teacher yourself, or had an ancestor who was a teacher. Using this theme, you can add some new information to the family history. Interview family members and get them to tell about their favorite teacher and include ...

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  • Google Newspaper Archives

    Sep 3

    Newspapers are a wonderful resource to learn more about families, individuals or businesses in a family hometown. The are several fee subscription databases for newspapers available, but there is also the Free Google Newspaper Archives. If you have not attempted to use it, give it a try for sure. Even if it has been awhile since you did a search u...

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  • Missing Documents and Vital Records?

    Aug 25

    Oh yes, it can happen, there can be one or more ancestors of your direct lineage of your family tree where you can not locate any document or vital records (a paper trail) to support or learn more about that ancestor. Very frustrating for sure!! Here are some ideas of how to gather some information on that ancestor. First check and do the researc...

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  • Brothers’ Day Aug 24th

    Aug 23

    Brothers can have a tight bond together, just like sisters can. The brothers growing up in the same household, doing similar activities and sports, usually will carry that closest into adulthood. It is usually a brother who will be the best man at a brother's wedding or the godfather for a child. The brother can be that guy to hang out with, tell s...

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  • National Aviation Week: Aug. 15-21

    Aug 17

    Imagine ... many of your ancestors never flew in an airplane. It was not until 1903 that any real type of plane was flown, in this case by the Wright Brothers. So in recognition of National Aviation Week, which is from August 15-21, here is the opportunity to see if your ancestors were involved somehow in the aviation industry. Looking first at on...

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  • National Aviation Week: Aug. 15-21

    Aug 13

    Imagine ... many of your ancestors never flew in an airplane. It was not until 1903 that any real type of plane was flown, in this case by the Wright Brothers. So in recognition of National Aviation Week, which is from August 15-21, here is the opportunity to see if your ancestors were involved somehow in the aviation industry. Looking first at on...

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  • Delayed Birth Certificates

    Aug 5

    Some of the basic information you want on each ancestor is the birthday, marriage date and death date. The one which can prove to be the most different is a birth date. You would think, just get a copy of the birth certificate from the state the person was born in. Not so easy, especially if you don't know where the person was born. Add to that, o...

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  • Hints Using Genealogy Blogs

    Aug 4

    Even the most experienced family history researcher needs a few hints to help solve those 'brick walls'. A couple sources would be to follow specific online blogs that tend to specialize in certain areas, locations or research problems. So the following are couple such blogs that might interest you. FAMILY TREE KNOTS When we say 'brick walls th...

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  • Canadian Forces- World War One

    Aug 3

    One hundred years since World War One and many nations were involved. This included Canada, a commonwealth nation of the United Kingdom. The Library and Archives of Canada have worked and are continuing on making digital the personnel records of servicemen during WW I -- the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files (includes nurses), Royal Newfou...

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