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  • Some Interesting Free Databases Online

    Mar 28

    There are all types of family lineage information available, you just have to be willing to look and review different sites to see if they can be of any assistance. The easiest ones to try in your own home or at a public library are those listed as ‘Free’ on the Internet. The following are just a few to get you started. To begin there is 'Bo...

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  • Chicago – What a Town!

    Mar 24

    Along Lake Michigan is the great mid-west city of Chicago, Illinois. It has served as a magnet for thousands of people to settle in and around this city for decades.  You may well have ancestors who at some time lived in Chicago. There is an online site titled Chicago Ancestors, sponsored by the Newberry Library in Chicago which offers a variet...

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  • New Additions to FamilySearch.org

    Mar 18

    FamilySearch.org is always free to the public.  This non-profit Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints web site offers to millions of people around the globe the use FamilySearch records, resources and services to learn more about their family history. For decades it has been made possible due to the volunteers who transcribe  and index th...

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  • Florida’s Memories in Photos

    Mar 8

    Compared to many of the other states of the union, the State of Florida may appear to be a fairly recently settled state.  Yet, the history of this peninsula goes back to the oldest city in all of the United States, that of St. Augustine in the northeast corner of the region. It has been a colony of the Spanish, English, French and a territory of ...

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  • Leap Year Day and Your Relatives

    Feb 29

    Here is that special day once every four years where an extra day is added to the calendar to keep in line with seasons and astronomical events - calendars because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days.  Since one can not add a ¼ of a day, the four quarters will make one day, so one extra day every four years is the soluti...

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  • Ancestral Patent Medicines & Home Remedies

    Feb 25

    For our grandparents and great grandparents, most did not go to doctors on a regular basis. Instead people around 1900 (in many countries) used various home remedies, homeopathic methods or an array of ‘patent medicines’ such as Omega Oil which claimed to be "natures own remedy for pain, with a sparkling green color, and there’s nothing else ...

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  • Early 20th Century Death Certificates of Utah

    Feb 23

    A most important vital record is the official death certificate issued by a state where an individual died. The person may not have lived in that state any length of time, but if they did die for whatever reason with a state’s border, the certificate of death would be issued. However, an obituary in a newspaper could be from another location, the...

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  • Resources from Western Maryland

    Feb 21

    The state of Maryland has a long history, going back to 1634 as a colony and then admitted as the 7th state in 1788.   It is not a large state in land size, but based on its early and then later settlement, it has portions known as an eastern and western region.  Some of the western counties include Washington, Allegany and Garrett as well as Fre...

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  • Create Your Own Family Website

    Feb 19

    A new year and now half-way through the second month of this year, so how about trying something really different?  If you do not have your own family Internet site created by you already, begin your own family web site this month. The California based company called Weebly has made it so simple for anyone to design, set up and get their own we...

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  • Recording Those Family Tall Tales

    Feb 17

    Everyone at some time in their lives has heard stories told by family members 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 may also have been a few tales of the “black sheep” of the family who even had a shady...

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