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  • Good Reasons to Put Family Photos on Instagram

    May 21

    Family photos are precious. That is why so many people are taking the time to digitize their family photos. That way, if the original eventually disintegrates in to dust, the image itself won't be lost forever. You might be posting some of your family photos on Facebook. There are several reasons why it is a good idea to put family photos on Instag...

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  • How to Write a Family History People Will Want to Read

    May 20

    It is important to write down your family history. Writing is one of the best ways to send the family history stories that you've heard thousands of times to your future descendants. Ideally, you will want to write a family history that people will want to read. Don't Start Chronologically Some of the most interesting novels start with the main...

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  • TapGenes Helps You Discover Your Family Health Story

    May 11

    Genealogy has always involved the creation of a family tree. In recent years, it has become equally important for genealogists to create their medical family tree. Putting together all the health related information that you discover about your family can be difficult. TapGenes can help with that task! TapGenes is there to help you discover your...

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  • Quaint Sayings

    May 1

    Yes, every family at all generations have quaint sayings or phrases used all the time. It can be interesting to look back over some of these and recall how many times you would hear them and especially which relative was known for saying each. They are sometimes referred to a hometown sayings or back porch advice. If you can recall some of your fa...

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  • Some Favorite Foods in the 1800s

    Apr 15

    To know everything about your ancestors, one major area is about the type of foods they may have enjoyed. Many of such meals are still enjoyed today having been handled down through the generations. However, there are a few, less consumed now-a-days. To start, 'Pressed Duck' was a favorite in the 1800s. The butchered duck would be semi-roasted in ...

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  • How to Get Younger People Interested in Genealogy

    Apr 11

    All ages find they really enjoy searching and learning about their ancestors once they get started. This true of younger people, say those under age 30. So here are some ways to spark the genealogy 'bug' in the younger folks. Find just one or two characteristics to the younger person what was also a characteristic of an ancestor. Such as any arti...

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  • A Historical Look at Dinner Time

    Mar 18

    How does your family eat dinner? Does everyone gather at the kitchen or dining room table and turn off their smartphones? Do you all grab a plate and sit in front of the TV? The way that families have eaten dinner has changed over time. NPR points out previous to the late 18th century, families did not eat dinner together. The reason has a lot t...

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  • Histography Puts Historic Events on a Timeline

    Jan 6

    Genealogists often focus on locating the vital records of their ancestors. Much effort is spent on trying to sort out where to put each ancestor on the family tree. These are both worthwhile activities. However, it leaves out a big piece of what your ancestor's life may have been like. Histography can help you fill in that part of the story. His...

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  • New Year’s Day Foods for Luck

    Dec 31

    People around the globe plan for the coming year, eager to get off to the best possible start! Many people will "eat for luck", those special foods that, by tradition, are supposed to bring them good luck. Throughout history, people have eaten certain foods on New Year's Day, hoping to gain riches, love, or other kinds of good fortune during the ...

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  • Holiday Interviewing of Relatives

    Dec 27

    Don't miss the opportunity during the holidays to pull aside one or two relatives at a time to begin asking questions about them or ancestors on the family tree. You might only meet with your aunt once or twice a year, use the time when you are together. Some ideas to help with your interviewing: Have a prepared list of questions. Be very spec...

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