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  • The Netherlands and Michigan

    Jul 23

    Have you discovered any ancestors from The Netherlands, especially from the Drenthe Province (in the northeast section) and if they immigrated to Michigan between 1847 and 1880? There is a small group of Dutch young exchange students from the Groningen Province in The Netherlands who are visiting Holland, Michigan. Their goal is to find direct d...

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  • Alabama on My Mind – Archive Photos

    Jul 19

    Was the state of Alabama a place of residence for any of your ancestors, then you will want to check out the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History Digital Collections. Of special interest is the Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection. This large image collection has over 15,000 pictures, illustrations and photographs relating to Alabama ove...

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  • Maryland Photos and Documents

    Jul 13

    The state of Maryland was one of the original 13 colonies and then a state, so its history is very long. Many of your ancestors may have lived at one time in Maryland. Available online is the statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. The name of the site is now Digital...

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  • Heirlooms on eBay

    Jul 9

    You just never know or when something relating to your family will turn up. I had just completed some research in reference to two unmarked graves in a family's burial plot at a local cemetery. I located the information using the local newspapers of the times of 1910s to eventually pin point which two relatives were in the only two unmarked graves....

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  • Heart of Kansas – Photos

    Jul 7

    If your ancestors ever lived or worked in the 'Heart of America' ... that would have to be Kansas, either when it was a territory or later a state. So you will be interested in the large collection of information and photos from the University of Kansas. Check the collection of photographs first. Start by browsing the categories. Click on that l...

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  • New York State Newspapers

    Jun 25

    The state of New York has a long history, being one of the original 13 colonies of the 1770s. So it is very possible you have ancestors who may have lived in some part of New York. Newspapers are one of the best sources for information on our ancestors, especially the local hometown papers. Available at the Fulton History web site are some 639 d...

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  • Sixty-five Years Ago

    Apr 27

    On this date, 65 years ago, a Wednesday, my parents were married in Bay County, Florida. The groom was a Captain in the United States Air Force and the bride was a LT in the Women's Army Corps. As you can imagine they met on a military base. It had been November 1948 in Virginia and they both had just voted on the base in that presidential election...

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  • HathiTrust Digital Library

    Apr 23

    This collection of the HathiTrust Project has numerous magazines and periodicals especially aimed at assisting family historians. A major older periodical is "The Genealogical Advertiser" which was a quarterly magazine of family history. Besides the use of treasures from genealogy magazines, especially the vintage ones, check out the magazines w...

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  • April 18th – International Day on Monuments and Sites

    Apr 18

    Every small town, major city, county and state has a vast array of monuments representing some event, a person, an activity -- anything that is important for the present day and future generations to know about and remember. One generally thinks of historical monuments or sites such as battle fields, or a the place where something new began (such a...

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  • Women Postmasters

    Mar 13

    Only until recent decades have women really had opportunities to pursue just about any occupation. For the most part they were expected to be housewives and care for the children. Some jobs such as a teacher were acceptable. We generally don't think of our female ancestors as 'postmistresses' but rather many ladies did hold that position by off...

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