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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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  • Winter Time Photo Scanning

    Feb 8

    This just might be the opportune time to get some scanning of the family collection of photos done. If you have put it off in the past, make the time now before you discover there is nothing left to scan. Even if you have many of the images already scanned there still might be the ones you skipped over earlier or new ones you have acquired in th...

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  • African-American Genealogy

    Feb 2

    Using this free online database titled 'Afriquest' with multiple types of records can be quite a resource for those looking into ancestors of African-American heritage. Much of the scanned documents, records and images come are shared by fellow researchers. The type of records and images are not just individual families, but also include collec...

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  • Panoramic Photographs

    Jan 21

    There is nothing like soaring over an area to get that 'bird's eye view'. That experience is very possible in an airplane, hot air balloon or glider. However, to have that aerial view of a hometown, city or area say in 1920 or 1900 or 1890 is impossible. The Library of Congress Panoramic Photographic Collection does offer that experience in imag...

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  • Finding Published Family History Books

    Dec 14

    FamilySearch.org has collected some 40,000 digital family history books along with periodicals and gazettes all relating to genealogy and individual family research. This makes it very simple to locate, read and even download the material if you desire. The seven sources for this collection range from the Allen County Public Library, to Brigham ...

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