The History of Trick or Treating

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The practice of dressing up for Halloween and going trick or treating originates from a Scottish custom known as souling.  The earliest reference to wearing costumes dates back to 1585, although the practice is believed to pre-date this first recording. … Continued

Local Societies Say Thank You to the Community

Recently I ran into the president of my local DAR Association. We struck up a conversation and she began to show me photos of some of the community work her group had done.  The photos that really touched my heart … Continued

What is a 3rd Cousin 5x Removed

I recently had someone ask me this very question.  What does a 3rd cousin 5x removed mean? This is a very common question in genealogy. So lets see if we can break it down.  How do we understand genealogy relationships? … Continued

Sharing old Photos

Recently I stumbled across a family sifting through old photographs. Observing this family, I observed several things: There were smiles on all of their faces The lines of communication were open I heard ”I remember…” Memories were shared Photos were … Continued