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  • Why Keep Old Family Stuff (Oh, I Mean Heirlooms)?

    Oct 17

    Some families are very fortunate that many personal items from their grandparents or earlier ancestors have remained in the family lineage and passed down over the decades. In some cases there is so much that has been saved, that some people feel overwhelmed keeping so much of someone else’s property or stuff. However, there are solutions to k...

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  • The Photo Faces of America

    Oct 13

    The United States Library of Congress has joined with the online photo site ‘Flickr’ to help bring the massive collection of photo images to the homes of researchers. Inspecting this homepage offers up such a variety of topics. Known as the Library of Congress’ Photostream, there are seventeen major set of photos.  They range from images...

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  • Getting the Most from the U. S. 1880 Federal Census

    Oct 5

    The 1880 U.S. Federal Census, under U.S. President was Rutherford B. Hayes, was the tenth enumeration of the United States population and represented more than a 30% growth in the country compared to the 1870 census. Many of our ancestors came from Europe, Canada, South America or Asia during the 1860s and 1870s, so it is understandable the nation...

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  • YOUR ANCESTRAL GERMAN TOWNS AND CITIES

    Oct 3

    So many of us within the United States, England, Australia and Canada have ancestors who originated in Germany. Just looking at the many German-based surnames such as Schroeder, Bixler, Groff, Smythe, Braun, Neumann, Schwarz, Kaiser, Klein and Hahn to name a few; nearly everyone has some German heritage. In doing your family history research you...

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  • Hawaiian Marriages-Divorces and Deaths

    Oct 1

    The islands of Hawaii had been a territory of the United States for a long before it became the 50th state on August 21, 1959. The main islands are Hawaii, Lanai, Oahu, Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Kauai, and Niihau. Before it was a U.S. territory the islands were an independent kingdom from 1810 to 1893 and then an independent republic from 1894 to 1...

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  • Newspapers, Photos and Postcards of New York

    Sep 27

    Some of most creativity Internet sites for genealogical information are put together by original citizens, not just governmental agencies. So those fellow researchers who have taken the extra step to display their collection of information for others to share are highly applauded. There is a great such site titled Fulton History but this is not ...

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  • Finding an Image of Your Ancestral Ship

    Sep 25

    Since most Americans and their ancestors were immigrant, the majority arrived to these shores on ship. The greatest influx of people coming across the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans was from the 1870s to the 1930s. If you have some ancestors who made that journey, a must-have for your family history collection is an image of that ship. The free onli...

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  • Create a Historical TimeLine on Your Ancestors

    Sep 23

    There is always something new out on the Internet to add sparkle and interest to your family research. The site titled OurTimeLines has a charming and super simple method to put together a timeline of historical events that any particular ancestor may have experienced or lived through. Once you see and then study further some of the local, national...

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  • Images of the New England Region

    Sep 21

    So many people have roots in the six New England states;  Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine; that it essential you explored as much as possible about the region, especially if you do not live near that section of the country.  Using the online site; Historic New England, it offers a variety of interesting ...

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  • The Other Half of Our Ancestry

    Sep 19

    It is very unfortunate that many of our female ancestors do not get the full recognition that the male lineage obtains by family history researchers.  Check your family pedigree chart and you will have numerous locations along a female line that just the first name is filled in and no maiden name.  Those lines are at a stopping point until more c...

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