First Ladies: Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman

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Elizabeth Virginia “Bess” Truman was the wife of President Harry S. Truman. She currently holds the record of longest-lived First Lady, at 97 years and 8 months. Elizabeth Virginia “Bess” Wallace was born on February 13, 1885 in Independence, Missouri. … Continued

7 Reasons to Revisit Brick Walls

No one likes to run across brick walls in their family history, but let’s be honest we all probably run across one or more at some point in our research. I’ve shared tips on breaking the brick walls and one … Continued

First Ladies: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the best known, but controversial First Ladies we’ve had. She was outspoken, independently minded and was regarded at the time of her death as “one of the most esteemed women in the world”. Anna Eleanor … Continued

Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as President longer than any other president. He was also a distant cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York to James and Sara Ann … Continued

5 Things to keep in mind for a destination family reunion

Are you interested in having a destination family reunion?  There are many families that enjoy these get away.  This is allows for more time to catch up and a fun vacation in the process. However, as you begin planning for … Continued

9 Way to Find Missing Family Members

Would you like to host a family reunion, but don’t know where the descendants for a given ancestor are living?  When I was hosting the McKee Family Reunion, I ran into this issue on over half of the still living … Continued