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  • Resources from Western Maryland

    Feb 21

    The state of Maryland has a long history, going back to 1634 as a colony and then admitted as the 7th state in 1788.   It is not a large state in land size, but based on its early and then later settlement, it has portions known as an eastern and western region.  Some of the western counties include Washington, Allegany and Garrett as well as Fre...

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  • Create Your Own Family Website

    Feb 19

    A new year and now half-way through the second month of this year, so how about trying something really different?  If you do not have your own family Internet site created by you already, begin your own family web site this month. The California based company called Weebly has made it so simple for anyone to design, set up and get their own we...

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  • New York City Tenement Life

    Feb 15

    If you had to name the one location in America where many of our emigrant ancestors may have lived for years, it would have to be New York City.  It being a very large city, there were certain neighborhoods where different ethnic groups congregated. Those early immigrants usually had to live in small apartments on crowded streets with all types of...

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  • Dayton, Ohio in Focus

    Jan 14

    Photos can ‘speak’ volumes about our ancestors and their lives long before we knew them. You might not have a family collection of images but those with relatives from Dayton, Ohio can find a nice collection of photos online at the Dayton History at the Archive Center.  Of course there won’t be photos from the area taken in 1810, but in gene...

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  • Indiana Wants Me

    Jan 12

    If you have ancestors from Indiana, you are in luck. The Indiana State Digital Archives has an expanded online site with many collections available to researchers. Right on the Home Page is an easy search box where you can select from some 2.8 million records in the categories of the Indiana Death Records, the Institution Records, Military Records,...

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  • The Overlooked Female Ancestors

    Jan 6

    It is always great to find interesting databases and Internet sites established that assist the researcher in learning more about their ancestors, especially our female ancestors.  This site titled Women Working 1800 - 1930 is done by the Harvard University Library - Open Collections Program. Women’s History is presented on the site in a vas...

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  • Preservation of Newspapers, Scrapbooks and Photos

    Jan 2

    Sometimes it can be amazing now long certain heirlooms we possess have lasted over the years. Yet, the question arises, how many have faded, been torn or even crumbled and lost to the ages?  So that is why it is so important to make every effort to preserve those documents, photos and paper items now. Newspapers were never meant to last. They w...

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  • Ideas for the New Year 2014

    Dec 31

    A fresh start, a new year and a great opportunity to achieve some genealogical goals relating to your family history. First, have a positive attitude. Researching our ancestors is extremely rewarding, but does require patience and continuing to be persistent in your quest.  If you believe you can collect, organize, save and share all the family hi...

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  • Blending Family History with the Holiday Gifts

    Dec 8

      Here are some suggested ideas to blend family history with some holiday gifts and cards:   Rather than placing a written name tag on gifts instead us an old photo of that person, especially as a child to identify who is getting the gift.  It might just keep everyone guessing. Place on cardstock and print the images out.  It s...

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  • Scenes of Old New York City

    Nov 26

    Finding any old photographs is of great assistance to historians and those researching their family background. With so many people having lived at one time or another in the many boroughs of New York, the online collection of vintage photos offers a wonderful treasure chest to explore. The site, Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s - 1970...

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