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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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  • Give Back by Returning Letters

    Sep 15

    My husband's grandparents have a quirky little habit. We often send photos of the kids, or us, or letters to them, and they will photo copy them, and return them. It always makes me laugh to get pictures that I have sent them over the years in the mail, back. But, I love to keep those precious memories, and if they are really old, I love getting th...

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  • New York Italian Heritage Resource & Others

    Sep 13

    Many cultural and ethnic groups make up the United States and none is stronger than those with ancestors originally from Italy.  Besides the numerous regional, state and local Italian societies and clubs across the country there is an organization called the Italian Genealogical Group whose purpose is to promote the Italian heritage and genealogy....

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  • California News

    Sep 9

    There is a wonderful free collection from the CDNC - California Digital Newspaper Collection which is online. This source can be extremely useful for researchers with any ancestors from the California area. There are a variety of newspapers from several regions in the state.  Everything from the California Star & California, the Daily Alta Cal...

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  • Finding Refugees Who Fled into Switzerland

    Sep 1

    During the Second World War in Western Europe, beginning in the late 1930s, many individuals and families fled from other European nations to find safety in neutral Switzerland. Some were natives of other countries, but many who came back to Switzerland were also Swiss citizens. The Swiss Archives have put together a database of some 25,604 indi...

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  • Discovering Family Secrets – A Real Case

    Aug 28

    Parents don’t necessarily discuss with their children every aspect of their life, figuring the youngsters might not comprehend some adult issues.  However, once those children are adults, in charge of their own lives would seem to be the perfect time to discuss earlier events covering the parent’s life.  When that is not done, the parent’s ...

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  • Gold Mine Found With Family Histories

    Aug 26

    Libraries, museums and genealogical societies across the country are the keepers for many family histories that have been written over the decades. Copies can be held by numerous families members, but many times those family histories written years ago also are in estate sales and lost to the family. Fortunately, many such family history books h...

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  • Appreciate Our Ancestors’ Early Historical Events

    Aug 24

    So you were not paying attention during high school American history class and now you are not sure of the events during the American Revolutionary War or the Pilgrims of the New England colonies. Yet, these are the great and more important elements that directed affected not only America as a young nation, but most assuredly our ancestors. For ...

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  • Marriages in Westmoreland County, PA

    Aug 18

    Being that Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 states and long has been established, many of our ancestors could have originally lived in Pennsylvania or in a neighboring state. The county of Westmoreland was founded on February 26, 1773 and was recognized as the first county in the colony of Pennsylvania which was located west of the Allegheny ...

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  • Floods, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Etc. Part of Your Ancestral History?

    Aug 14

    All regions across the United States and other countries around the world have experienced numerous natural disasters over the years.  It is not a nation’s government affected as it is the individuals - the families who must then struggle to put their homes and lives back together after any disaster. A unique online site known as GenDisasters...

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