Traditions of Christmas: The Christmas Tree

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Each Wednesday during the Christmas season we are going to take a look at the  origins of some of our Christmas traditions. The Christmas Tree was originally a pagan symbol of fertility and regeneration.  The evergreen was a symbol to … Continued

Celebrate the History of Thanksgiving

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  Thanksgiving is upon us!  However, many of our ancestors did not celebrate the modern Thanksgiving we know today. Yes, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621.  Not until George Washington was President, was another Thanksgiving celebrated … Continued

Genealogy Friday: When Families Intermarry

Are you searching for children for an ancestor and wondering where they went? You may want to try searching the records of neighbors and other family members in the same area. I have a couple of family groups that lived … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Divorce 19th century style

Have you wondered how ancestors were divorced in the 19th century? Do you have an ancestor you know was married before but have been unable to find a marriage record? I’ve ran across this situation on several occasions.  I have … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Ways to Scrapbook family history

Scrapbooking is a popular past time and hobby for many people today. Have you thought about scrapbooking your family history? With scrapbooking you can have fun and explore various ideas. You can even upload your scrapbook and have copies published … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 8 Tips to Finding an Illegitimate ancestor’s parentage

Somewhere along the lines you may find that you have an illegitimate ancestor or two.  What does this mean? This means that your ancestor was born outside of wedlock.  Often, this means the parents did not marry one another. So … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Finding Land Records

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Have you wondered where an ancestor lived but had trouble finding them? Recently, I heard a great piece of advice when reading a biography.  To find the person they were searching for the researchers began with the census records.  Using … Continued

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