Family Heritage

  • Railroaders

    Jun 9

    The railway system across the United States has been important for transportation of freight and people since the early 1800s. The trains did not run by themselves but always needed railroaders to maintain and run them. Many people over the decades had as their occupation something having to do with the railroads. Using the online site, Railroad...


  • United States Newspapers

    Jun 3

    The United States Listing of free or fee based available online newspapers are listed by states. Select one of the states your ancestors may have lived in at any time frame and see what is available. You will see cities and / or county names, so know both. The dates of newspaper coverage for that location is to the right. Keep in mind many counti...


  • Digital Public Library of America

    May 11

      This online site, Digital Public Library of America, has a massive collection of many photos, letters, documents, maps, records, etc from across the United States - all in digital format. Using the broad search page you see many topics / subjects in which to search. You can also use the search box in the upper right side to look for a spec...


  • Why are You Having Problems Locating an Ancestor?

    Mar 27

    Have you asked yourself that question more than once? Don't worry, everyone, no matter how experienced has one or more ancestors that they barely have a partial name much less any other information about. So the following are some approaches or ideas of what might be cause. Number one reason you might be able to locate more on a specific ancesto...


  • Additional Michigan Death Records

    Mar 25

    Being able to view an ancestor's official death record is very important as a primary source in doing the family tree. Not only to have birth and death dates listed on the document, but person who provided information on the decease as well as what the person died of. The burial location, cemetery name, is usually provided and if there was a surv...


  • Some Strange English Idioms

    Mar 23

    You could have heard some of the following expressions and sayings all your life and never knew how or why some of them started. Well, they all started with our ancestors, for one reason or another. See how many of the following idioms you recognize. All the origins of the phrases come from Anais John, an English Language specialist. Rub the Wr...


  • The ‘Old Kentucky’ Home

    Mar 21

    Kentucky has a long history, first as a pioneer region for those who wanted a new area to settle, away from the Atlantic coast. Most early settlers were along the Ohio River, which borders to the north. If you has ancestors at any time born, raised or lived in the territory or state of Kentucky you will need to review this site, 'Kentucky Digita...


  • March – Women’s History Month

    Mar 6

      Since a measure was first passed the US Congress in 1981 and the first celebration held March 1982, the month of March as been recognized as 'Women's History Month' - that time to reflect and fully appreciate the massive contributions by women across the globe and over many different decades. There have been and will be numerous programs an...


  • Add Data to Scanned Family Photos

    Feb 19

      One of the best activities you can do to help preserve the family heritage is to scan the numerous family photos. That includes gathering those collections of photos from other family members. During the cold winter months or in the heat of summer, set aside time to at least start or finish that project. It is so great to have all those ima...


  • Celebrate your Heritage with Christmas ornaments that reflect it.

    Nov 7

    Want to add a little bit of genealogy to your Christmas tree? Add some ornaments that reflect your family's heritage. Doing so adds a personalized touch that can be a conversation starter when the guests arrive. Children who notice these special ornaments might ask questions about their family history. A new generation of genealogists can grow from...