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  • Sayings of Our Ancestors

    Oct 15

    The many ways to express feelings and ideas - our ancestors of more than 100 years ago had quite a variety of phrases and sayings. Here are just a small sampling and where they were located in a newspaper of the day by Mary Harrell-Sesniak: It’s up to the lovesick youth to take his from a spoon. From Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), 1 January ...

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  • 19th Century Slang Forgotten

    Sep 5

    Every era has its own way of expressing emotions or events. Some of those regional or national expressions or slang words remain in present-day vocabulary, but most are dropped over the decades. The following are from newspapers during the 1800s (19th century). A few are a bit strange, but were considered accepted at the time. Here are some for...

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  • Taboo — What to Do With Family Secrets?

    Aug 13

    Oh, it will happen ... you'll come across some information on an ancestor that might be seen as scandalous. Of course in today's standards versus decades ago, the news may not be that disgraceful. You want to backup with facts or proof anything you do find, never accept the first thing you find is correct. Once you do have all the proof do make...

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  • Find the Humor

    Aug 7

    You are busy collection and researching the vital records on your ancestors, did you ever spot some notation or phrase that made you break out into full blown laughter?? So where might you find such humor? Start by really examining what was written in an ancestor's Will. Many times the decease had the last word, by placing some unusual or strange ...

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  • Ancestors – Most Were Farmers

    Aug 5

      When looking about ancestors 2 to 3 generations back (pre-1930s) and further, more than likely they would have been farmers, somewhere in the country. There are many journals and newspapers produced over the decades for farmers and ranchers. On the site titled 'The Ancestor Hunter' is a section about the many farmer related newspapers that...

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  • Australian Records – Ryerson Index

    Jul 15

    The Ryerson Index Online Database contains 5,030,350 death notices and obituaries from 285 different Australian newspapers. If you have had any ancestors who may have died in British Territory and later nation of Australia, this is a must online site to check. The exception might be those military servicemen from other nations who died during Wor...

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  • ‘Juicy’ Stories About Your Ancestors

    Jul 11

    Whether you are just starting or have been working on your family tree for while, you might think there are no interesting, fascinating or intriguing stories about your relatives. The real life facts are that every family tree does have interesting stories about their ancestors -- it is just a matter of uncovering them. Most of the time family ta...

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  • Newspapers Online

    May 3

    Local newspapers are some of the best resources about individuals, families, historic events, hometowns, businesses, daily life and social events for anyone researching about their family. There are several subscription newspaper archives but always check with the Free to use online newspapers available. Here are a few to select from. Those that...

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  • DeadFred

    Apr 25

    Being on the outlook for other sources of family photos is an important aspect of your research. One interesting outside of family source is an online site named 'DeadFred', a genealogy photo archive. It is an unusual name but just might have a family image you were not aware of. This site has over 18,700 surnames with photos plus some 117,000 docu...

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  • The ‘Old Kentucky’ Home

    Mar 21

    Kentucky has a long history, first as a pioneer region for those who wanted a new area to settle, away from the Atlantic coast. Most early settlers were along the Ohio River, which borders to the north. If you has ancestors at any time born, raised or lived in the territory or state of Kentucky you will need to review this site, 'Kentucky Digita...

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