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  • Remember Your Maine Ancestors

    Apr 30

    If you find you have ancestors from the New England region; Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island, it is beneficial to examine any neighboring states within the New England area. This is especially true if there were any Canadian ancestors. Many over the years left Canada and resettled in Maine, Vermont or New Ha...

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  • Learning about Welsh Ancestors

    Apr 28

    Anyone who has ancestors from the United Kingdom just may have an ancestor from Wales. This country is part of the United Kingdom and on the island of Great Britain. Bordering Wales is England, the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. With a present population of approximately three million, its ethnic make-up is Celtic with its own distinctive cultur...

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  • Vital Records of Shelby, Tennessee

    Apr 24

    In Shelby County, Tennessee there are cities of Memphis, Germantown, Collerville, Lakeland, Arlington, Bartlett and Millington and many others in-between. All the locations have had families reside within the county for decades. The county has placed online many of its vital records. They include birth records 1874 to 1906, marriage records (inc...

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  • Any Ancestors Who Were Prisoners? Part Two

    Apr 20

    To assist in finding an elusive ancestor the following is a listing of some states with the prisoner information online. Checking out some names just might answer some questions. Michigan The prisoners in the state prisons in Michigan from 1847 to 1885 who were sentenced to life. Their name and the county where the crime was committed is provi...

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  • Any Ancestors Who Were Prisoners?

    Apr 18

    You may have some trouble locating a certain ancestors. You have located their siblings, maybe even their wife and children. One possibility for this elusive relative is that they might be serving prison time. The crime could have been house breaking, stealing a horse, robbery or murder. Some of the states have online a listing of their state pe...

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  • What was the Money Valued for Your Ancestors?

    Apr 4

    One of the interesting aspects of searching one's family history are learning those small details, those things that made relatives from a hundred years ago more real to life. Nothing speaks to the reality of living than money. It has been a very necessary element in our ancestors' lives just as it is today. So as you gather information on ...

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  • The Elusive Ancestor on the Census

    Mar 31

    The use of the U. S. Federal Census or any of the state censuses conducted in-between the each decade of the federal population count are a wonderful source of data about our ancestors. It is a way to gauge who was living with their parents, ages, occupations, property values and birth places. Following each decade that an ancestor lived is a min...

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  • Memorabilia in a Shadowbox

    Mar 29

    Working on family history is not just names, dates, locations and family stories. Various family members can have heirloom pieces which can be displayed in a shadowbox rather than tucked away in a closet. A shadowbox is an enclosed case where specialize memorabilia is sheathed for display. Encasing the objects does protect them from light on mos...

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  • An Ancestor Wall

    Mar 15

    Growing up, my Mom had old family photographs on the wall. Central in those photographs was a glamorous picture of my maternal grandparents. It is interesting to see your "old" relatives in their younger years. I love that photo of them, and have a copy of my own as well. In my husband's home, he had a similar wall. His Mom jokingly called it th...

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  • Finding Any Ancestral Patents & Trademarks

    Feb 2

    Since 1790 the United States has been officially registering the thousands of innovations and inventions created by Americans. By a person registering their unique idea or product, this protected the individual from someone copying their exact idea and making a profit from it. The federal organization handling the registration is the United States ...

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