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  • So Cute & So True. Lighthearted Genealogy Sayings.

    Feb 17

    Sometimes placing a little humor about a preoccupation a person has, makes it easier for others to understand that obsession. So the following are just a few lighthearted sayings and observations about all of us who love working on our family tree. A genealogist’s filing system usually incorporates the floor. Genealogists don’t get Alzhei...

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  • Organizing Vintage Photos

    Dec 14

    Yes, you might have boxes of old photos, ones handed down through several generations. However, unless they are organization and especially labeled, they are not very useful to the family historian. It will take commitment to achieve such a task of organizing the collection of photos, but once it is finished - you will be so happy. That was one ...

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  • Mug Shots of the 1920s

    Nov 20

    Mug shots are those images taken at police stations for people arrested, whether they are guilty or not. Those photos can be kept by a police department for decades. Online is an interesting collection of about 21 mug shots, some of an individual person, others of a group of men. Many have a name written with the photo along with a date. These w...

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  • ID A Photo

    Oct 26

    There you are going through the pile of vintage photos left by your parents and grandparents. Unfortunately no one took the time to label and identify who or what was the photo about. So you sort what you can label and still have a good number of images that you have no idea about. Was it from a trip taken by your grandparents, are the people dista...

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  • Vintage British Films – BFI Films

    Oct 4

    Photos of hometowns and people are great, but even better are vintage films, action of people and events as it happened. The BFI Films has quite a collection of such vintage films, many dating back to the 1890s, showing royalty and common people of the United Kingdom. They have a simple search box, where you select which format you wish to see (inc...

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  • Public Domain Photos

    Aug 25

    Need some images of a hometown, a historic region, a view of a homeland, of a farm, or city? Using the following public domain photo sites will help located and allow you to download needed images to make your family history complete. For example, you found that your parents came down to the Ft. Lauderdale / Miami area in 1940 or 1941 on vacatio...

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  • Abandoned & Little Known Airfields in USA

    Apr 15

    So many of our ancestors were involved with aviation over the last 100 years; especially those who worked on the plane to build them, the mechanics or the pilots during World War I, World War II and Korean War. There is an interesting site titled “Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields” in the United States. The site has for each of the 50 sta...

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  • Ideas for Less than a Half-Hour

    Apr 13

      Need some ideas of how to further your family history research yet you can only share less than 30 minutes every few days or even once a week. The following are some ideas of simple and quick mini-project you can do in a very short period of time. If you do one a week there will be major advancement in your research.   One grea...

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  • Check-Off List – Ten Ideas to check of your genealogy Check List!

    Mar 16

    Whether you are just beginning or have worked on your family tree for years, there can be many different aspects relating to your family and genealogy you have forgotten to investigate, do, search for, collect, or try. The following are just some ten ideas that you might want to consider completing so you can check it off this important list. Firs...

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  • Capture that Precious Memory

    Feb 28

    Today marks my 63rd birthday, but much more important it is the first time in those 63 years that my 'second mother', my godmother, my name sake, the family cousin was not here to mark the occasion since her passing this January at age 90. She was Alice Louise Walters Leffler Wallace, my mother's cousin - who were like sisters -- both take charge t...

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