9 Ways to Enjoy Christmas with Family

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[learn_more caption=”Merry Christmas” state=”open”] Merry Christmas[/learn_more] This is a great time to make family time and family history count. Some of these ideas include: Share your favorite Christmas memory—either from adulthood or as a child Share how certain family traditions … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Online Indexes Can Save Time

Many libraries and counties have online indexes that can save a lot of time before you take a genealogy trip. Check with your local library or library of interest to inquire if they have an online index. However, online indexes … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Don’t believe EVERYTHING you see

The hunt to find our family history has exploded with the advent of the internet. Research is at the tip of our fingertips and records are much easier to find than ever before. However, with this ease of information we … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: Christmas Carols

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Christmas Carols originated as pagan dance rituals and gained popularity during the American Civil War.  Huge choruses began assembling and singing carols to celebrate the Messiah’s birth.  By 1928 there were over 2000 American cities with carolers. Most popular Christmas … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Importance of sources in Genealogy

Sources are very important in genealogy.  These provide the proof that is needed to document each person’s life. In genealogy there is such a things as a standard of proof.  Too often information is provided that is inaccurate and untrue. … Continued

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