Presidents: George Washington

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George Washington has the special distinction of being our first President of the United States and the only President unanimously voted in by the electoral college. George Washington was born to Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington.  … Continued

Am I related to a President?

Today we inaugurate a new president.  So, this seemed a good time to discuss our familial relationships with a President of the United States. So, how can we determine if there might be a connection with one of our forty-five … Continued

Native Americans Were Lower Class Citizens Than Slaves

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Did you know the American government considered Native Americans to be lower class citizens than slaves? I have a 3x Great-Grandfather who married a Cherokee Indian.  He is not listed anywhere on the 1820 or 1830 census records.  However, that … Continued

Tradition of Christmas: Poinsettias

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Poinsettias were first noticed by the Aztecs. They used the plant to produce red dye and medication. In their native language the plant is referred to as “that flower that grows in residues.” The traditional legend says that at some … Continued

Creative Genealogy: DIY Family Tree for Kids

Merry Christmas!  This is a fun project to do with the kids and teach them about family history while everyone is together for Christmas. We made a similiar tree using construction paper for the kids in our family and made … Continued