3 Reasons Why Women in the 19th Century had such a low life Expectancy

Today, it the average life expectancy of a woman is expected to reach is about 83 years of age. However, before the 20th Century this life expectancy was much lower. Often in researching your family history, you may discover a … Continued

9 Reasons Children Died Before Adulthood

While researching, I’ve come across family members who had numerous children.  However, out of the twelve children born to this family only three lived to adulthood. Today this seems very odd, but before all of the medical advances of the … Continued

First Ladies: Lady Bird Johnson

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Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour as First Lady. She was the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson. Claudia Alta Taylor was born … Continued

Presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson

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Lyndon Baines Johnson assumed office upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy . Johnson designed the “Great Society” legislation upholding civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education, the arts, urban and rural development, public services, and his … Continued

When Searching Naturalization Records

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When doing research, I continued to find naturalization records for ancestors who lived in the American colonies in the 17th Century and early 18th Century before the American Revolution. Common sense said that this was not my ancestors.  They would … Continued

First Ladies: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy

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Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis was the wife of President John F. Kennedy. She worked to renovate the White House and discover the history of the house. She was also present when her husband was assassinated. Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier … Continued

Presidents: John F. Kennedy

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Anyone born before 1960, can more than likely tell you where they were on November 22, 1963 when they heard the tragic news of the events in Dallas, Texas. A nation was glued to a nation in a way it … Continued