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

Genealogy Friday: 16 Places for Searching Offline Records in Family History

With Ancestry.com, Fold 3, FindAGrave, Newspapers.com and FamilySearch.org there are numerous genealogy records now available online.  These are wonderful, saves time and has increased an interest in family history. However, there are numerous records that are still not available online. … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 9 Places to search for records before Vital Records

    Vital records were not standardized until the early 20th century.  For most states this occurred from 1910-1920, but some states may be earlier or later. What are vital records?   Birth certificates, marriage records and death certificates So how … Continued