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  • Best Free Genealogical Websites – Updated

    Feb 20

      With utilization of the Internet and computers, either in your home or those in libraries, there is a vast assortment and variety of websites to assist you in genealogy research. The following is an essential list of some of the free use web sites that should become familiar to every researcher. 1. Family Search The 'gold-standard' reso...

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  • Add Data to Scanned Family Photos

    Feb 19

      One of the best activities you can do to help preserve the family heritage is to scan the numerous family photos. That includes gathering those collections of photos from other family members. During the cold winter months or in the heat of summer, set aside time to at least start or finish that project. It is so great to have all those ima...

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  • Skeletons in the Family Closet

    Feb 17

      If you are one of those a bit afraid to go searching too deep into your family past -- have no fear, everyone has on some part of their family tree a couple scandalous characters, or a bigamist, or the notorious relative or even the illegitimate child. It can turn out to be a fascinating journey trying to uncover their hidden, secret life. ...

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  • A ‘Famous’ Ancestor

    Feb 1

      It appears everyone has a secret desire that as they work on their family history that a famous relative will be found. Viewing the recent 'Genealogy Roadshow' on PBS, that is a common theme. Checking a dictionary, the word 'famous' means a renown, notable, illustrious, eminent, distinguished or celebrated person. To include a former U. S....

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  • Digital Scrapbook

    Jan 31

    With these very cold and snowy weeks coming in February, it will be an excellent time to get some of the scanning of the vintage family photos. Better yet, start creating on your computer a complete digital scrapbook -- one that can later be shared easily with family members. When the traditional cut and paper scrapbook is put together, there is ...

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  • Checking Your Research

    Jan 15

    It is called human error and there were many mistakes in the vintage vital records of our ancestors. Some errors due to carelessness along with inaccurate information known or provided to an official. These are just documents, but there were mistakes even done by stone cutters in making headstones for grave sites. So as a family history researcher,...

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  • Slang Words from the Fabulous 1950s

    Dec 29

    Either you grew up during the decade of the 1950s, or you parents or even your grandparents. It was a period for America's youth when they really set their own path, creating a new style of music (Rock-n-Roll), dancing, favorite foods, clothing styles and especially their own style of slang words. So to better understand what your parents may ha...

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  • Related to a Celebrity??

    Dec 27

    Everyone loves to knows the life and times of the famous, the notables, celebrities and the stars. What is even better to find they are part of your family tree. You can't go just by a person's surname, since many celebrities have changed their birth surname to a stage name. Some are easy to locate with a surname. I located a second cousin, Glenn ...

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  • Storage of Photos with Amazon Cloud

    Dec 11

    Many methods to store one's digital photos and using a couple different ways is the preferred and safest avenue. You have the scanned and digital photos on your computer. Also have them on a disc and / or thumb / flash drive. Use the 'Cloud' method as an alternative method also.   One of the recommended 'cloud' storage services is with Amazo...

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  • Did You Think To Ask?

    Nov 25

    Thanksgiving is in two days, and you will be visiting with different family members over the next few days or by the December holiday season. So this is your opportunity, don't miss it. Focus on one or a couple different relatives to ask the following - the most often forgotten questions to make the family history more complete. Be prepared befo...

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