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  • U. S. Military Soldiers Buried Overseas

    Oct 25

    The United States Military branches have tried over the decades to fulfill a commitment to bring every single American soldier back home, even those killed in battle. Yet, over the 20th century with the many wars, it was not always possible.  So special cemeteries, considered American property, were constructed on foreign soil for those fallen sol...

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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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  • Mapping your Family History

    Oct 12

    I have blogged before about how you can use maps when scrapbooking your family history. I love the idea of documenting places, and events on a map instead of just listing where something took place. Recently, I came across this tutorial on how to make a map out of scrapbooking supplies for your scrapbooking layouts. Genius right? I just love her us...

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  • Maps From the United States, Europe, South America and Beyond

    Oct 11

    It is wonderful that maps were made decades and centuries ago which now offer up a window into places across the United States and other continents. The land has always been there, but names of regions, villages, towns, states have changed over the years. An interesting online site, titled David Rumsey Historical Map Collection helps to provide ...

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  • Old U. K. Directories and What They Offer

    Oct 10

    Many family researchers find English ancestors in their lineage. Some immigrates were coming to America in the 1600s and others in the 1900s. My own father, his immediate and extended family came from Manchester, England arriving at different periods between 1893 and 1914. By tracing these family branches, using the U.K. censuses and vital records ...

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  • A Blend of History and Genealogy on Television

    Oct 9

    The television show “Who Do You Think You Are?” originated in the United Kingdom about nine years ago and is hugely popular each season there. They also love their historical programs.  So the history channel in Britain, called ‘Yesterday’ is joining forces with web site findmypast.co.uk to bring to the British viewing public a mixture of ...

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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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  • Family History Month Across the U. S.

    Oct 4

    All across America during the month of October is celebrated National Family History Month. This concept started off small with different genealogical societies in several states back in the 1990s.  Within a few years the idea caught on and was eventually recognized by the Federal Legislature and Executive branches, so proclaiming a National Famil...

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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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