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  • Pioneer Certificates

    Aug 11

    Just like you can be part of a lineage organization such as the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) or Colonial Dames or Daughters of the War of 1812-- there are special certificates of recognition of a person's historic heritage offered by different states and or counties. To learn more do a Google Search for either “pioneer certificat...

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  • Special Mother’s Day Idea

    May 11

    Here is a unique idea if you have several photos of female ancestors who were mothers. Create a collage of photos any and all family females (grandmothers, siblings, aunts, cousins), including present-day who were / are mothers. You gather the available photos (ask other family members also), even if other individuals are in the picture (the female...

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  • SmartPhones to Record Family

    Mar 9

    You take hundreds of photos with your smartphone but how about using the device to make recordings of your living relatives. Any age, age relative, could be beneficial years from now. We can start with the popular Apple IPhone. going to the itune apps store there are many recorder software to select from. One with audio, transcription and dictatio...

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  • Spice Up Your Family Tree with Historical Events

    Dec 5

    Each branch of ancestors on your family tree lived during a certain time frame or era in American History or of other nations in the world. They may or may not have been affected by each historical events (weather, wars, economic depression, elections, etc) but you can do some research to better learn of what events happened during their life. The...

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  • Missing Documents and Vital Records?

    Aug 25

    Oh yes, it can happen, there can be one or more ancestors of your direct lineage of your family tree where you can not locate any document or vital records (a paper trail) to support or learn more about that ancestor. Very frustrating for sure!! Here are some ideas of how to gather some information on that ancestor. First check and do the researc...

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  • Aunt & Uncle Day

    Jul 25

    On July 26th is National Aunt and Uncle Day. What a good time to honor and take the time to learn more about your own aunt and uncle, no matter what age they are. A reminder, an aunt is the sister to your own mother or father and an uncle is the brother to you father. If you have a great aunt or great uncle - they would be the siblings to your gran...

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  • Shared Ancestors–Cousins Day

    Jul 23

    That is the wonderful part of having cousins, even second cousins, you share common ancestors. With the date of July 24th, it is a good day to recognize your cousins as great family members and the shared heritage. First cousins are the children of your aunts and uncles (your parents' siblings). Second cousins would be the children of your great a...

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  • Favorite Family Stories to Preserve

    Jul 15

    You might say no one is interested in any family stories ... well you are mistaken. Look at it this way, what if you located a journal, diary or letters written by your great grandfather from the 1890s? Would you not be very excited to read his own words on events and people in his life? So keep looking for anything written by ancestors, but remem...

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  • National Teacher Day

    May 7

    In 2017, National Teacher Day is May 9th. It is the Tuesday of the first full week of May. Teachers certainly are among the most deserving individuals over the decades. This day honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to. Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction, affecting who they are and who...

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  • Follow the Clues in a Photo

    Apr 27

    Who doesn't have a stack of vintage unlabeled photos? You need some ideas to assist labeling who, when and where in the image. Take each one and exam it carefully. You just might then notice a certain physical family characteristic. Compare with known images of relatives. I did just that when I located a photo of my father when he was 9 years old....

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