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  • Found – Family Photo Slides

    Jul 13

    An item from the past ... photo slides, a very popular method of sharing images taken. Using slide film one took them to a processor and they were made into square negative images that were then viewed in a slide projector on a screen, large size so everyone could view them. There were even smaller individual slide viewers which were used. Now, ...

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  • Numbers Varied of those Killed or Died in Civil War

    Jul 11

    The American Civil War (1861-1865) touched our ancestors and their hometowns more deeply than we thought, and so shaped the course of the future decades in the United States, plus your own family tree. In 1900, historians and the general public have assumed that 618,222 men died on both sides. That number is probably significantly under-counted. ...

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  • List of Vintage English Occupations

    Jul 9

    Some of the names for occupations of our ancestors can be quite confusing, trying to guess what that job entailed. You might have seen a job name on a census record, listed in a city directory, on some documents or records and not have a clue to what it was. Online with the Family Researcher of the U. K. (copyright by Jane Hewitt) they have compil...

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  • FamilySearch – End of Sending Microfilm

    Jul 7

    In this digital age, the sending of microfilm to the Family History Centers of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints for individuals to view ends on September 1, 2017. The last date to order a microfilm to be sent is August 31, 2017. How many have used this service of ordering a specific microfilm to continue your research at the Family History Cente...

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  • US Federal 1870 Census

    Jul 5

    Census day was June 1, 1870 and it took five months to complete. There were 37 US States with 4 news states in 1870 Census, those being West Virginia, Nebraska, Kansas and Nevada. The Census of 1870 also had the US territories: Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Dakota and Indian Territory (l...

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  • Newspaper Details

    Jul 3

    It was so common in medium size and especially small towns with a newspaper to print all types of details about businesses, events, churches, social items, recording of land deeds, and just ordinary citizens. Newspapers did not do just the wedding news and obituaries, but rather everyday life. An excellent source is to spend time and look for the ...

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  • Seeking Boston Irish

    Jul 1

    That could be your family tree search title, Irish immigrates coming to Boston, Massachusetts. Yet, if that is your case, there is a database (by Boston College) now available online with the advertisements placed in the Boston newspaper 'Boston Pilot'. From October 1831 to October 1921 (90 years) the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a “Missing Fri...

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  • London Streets and the Tradesmen

    Jun 29

    Imagine you could view a drawing of an ancestor's business shop, their address for the shop, and the product they produced. Well, this is possible if you had an ancestor who had a shop on any London street between 1838 and 1847. It was John Tallis during those years who did illustrations and gathered the information of the businesses on the variou...

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  • Log Cabins

    Jun 25

    Many of our ancestors spent part or all of their lives in what can be described as a log cabin. It may have been a simple, one-room style or could have been quite large. When you find that family members or family branches moved from the east coast towards the Ohio valley or to Kentucky or to the Great Lakes or into the Deep South or later into the...

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  • BABY BOOMERS RECOGNITION DAY-June 23

    Jun 22

    Who doesn't agree that Millennials have had enough attention for now! Just so we are clear, Millennials are those born between 1977 and 1995. Whereas the Baby Boomer generation covers from 1946 to 1964; when large numbers of babies were born following the return of soldiers at the end of World War II. There are roughly 79 million Millennials vs 76 ...

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