Genealogy Friday: The Dash Matters

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In genealogy we often see dates written as 1865-1932 or May 5, 1865-June 3, 1932. As genealogists we often focus on the two dates that are provided, the birth and death date {or year} for our ancestor. However, what about … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Military Records at the National Archives

  The National Archives have numerous records regarding the history of the United States. They have the originals of various service and military records from the Revolutionary War through to the Vietnam Conflict.  However, all of these records are not … Continued

Genealogy Friday: How to Use Fold 3 in Genealogy

Fold 3 is an online website that provides digital copies of military records. The difference with Ancestry.com is that Ancestry, usually has just the regiment and dates of service.  Fold 3 has the actual records that have been scanned from … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Searching Military Records After 1922

Military records after 1922 are more difficult to access than earlier military records. WWII had Draft cards, much like WWI had.  Both sets of draft cards are available on Ancestry.com. Records for military service is held at the National Archives. … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Searching Military Records Before 1922

Military Records before 1922 are much easier to access than after 1922. These records include:  The Revolutionary War  The War of 1812  The Mexican-American War  The Civil War  The Spanish-American War  World War I   These records are available through … Continued

Searching Military Records

          Military records are a wonderful resource for genealogy research. Military records provide the muster rolls, which tells you when your ancestor was actively servicing. However, there is additional information that can be discovered in these … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Family History Gift Ideas for Adults

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Jewelry—create special family history jewelry to either commemorate a person in your family or using heirloom jewelry. You can share the story with your child. Family Recipe Book—write out your favorite family recipes, include some memories and pictures and bind … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Genealogy Gift Ideas for Senior Adults

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Blankets—older adults often get cold very easily.  However, you can take a picture and have Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Shutterfly or another company create a blanket from a family picture. Coffee Mugs—each morning my grandmother has hot chocolate with her 3 great-grandchildren.  … Continued

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