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  • 1938 Lady-like Behavior

    Apr 27

    Take a step back to see how and what was expected as far a social behavior of our parents or grandparents -- you might be quite amazed and amused. On the 'Mashable' site are scanned pages from a 'guide' to the proper behavior of young ladies in 1938. It was done in photos (acted out scenes) and what a proper young lady should and should not behave...

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  • Check Ancestors’ Historic Connections

    Apr 14

      With this marking the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D. C., it is an excellent time to reflect on if you had an ancestor somewhere - somehow that has any connection to a major historical event. If you had an ancestor living in or around Washington, D. C...

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  • Write About You in World Events

    Apr 7

      You love finding information and photos on your ancestors, did it occur to you that YOUR own life story, including those historical moments, need to be written down for future generations. Who better to recount events that yourself who lived it. No matter what achievements you have made even over just ten years are worth noting. Add to tha...

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  • Your Female Ancestor May have Fought in the Civil War

    Mar 25

    It has been said that America's Civil War was fought “brother against brother”. This is true, for the most part. What many don't realize is that some of the soldiers were women. They had to pass themselves off as men in order to enlist. One of your female ancestors may have been among them. The Smithsonian has an interesting article titled ...

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  • Sisterhood

    Mar 15

    During the month of April is recognized 'Sibling's Day' and in August is celebrated 'Sister's Day'. This month of March is recognized as 'Women's History Month', in doing your family research, check out your female ancestors who were sisters. Some interesting aspects to check are the range of ages, that is noting their birth dates. Also when ea...

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  • Maps & Your Family—Use History Geo

    Feb 25

      With the vast lands of the United States over the centuries, many of our ancestors came over from Europe in quest of a new opportunity and part of that quest was for land ownership, something not as wide-spread overseas. So the vintage maps, homestead records and land deeds have been gathers by History GeoCom to put that information online....

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  • Family Researchers – Use of Time. Try these Six Steps…

    Feb 20

      Everyone needs to set aside time to work on their family tree. It can make a lasting contribution to knowing our ancestral lineage and definitely additional information more about those relatives who helped get us where we are today. Nothing helps be more productive then having a few suggestions of how to wisely use your time in relationsh...

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  • Cost of Living for our Ancestors

    Feb 13

    Here is an interesting aspect to research and add to information relating to your ancestors -- the cost of daily household items or special purchases. For example do some comparison of the cost of items used by your relatives and see quite a few differences. Of course there would be differences based on regions of the country to factor in also. ...

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  • Slang of the 1970s

    Jan 21

    It may not seem like that long ago, but the decade of the 1970s is 45 years ago, nearly half a century. Many of us along with our parents grew up during those years. Just like any other time frame, there were the unique clothing styles, fads and slang words used as was found in any other decade. It can be helpful when doing family research to be...

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  • Names in Wordle Word Cloud

    Jan 13

      This can be a fun project to work on a cold day this winter. Even if you do not have your family complete (and who does?), you do a long list of given names and / or surnames to create your own word cloud. Using the Wordle web site, it can be easily achieved. The more names you can add, especially repeating a surname, such as Johnson - say...

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