What Can I Learn From Census Records?

Census records are a great resource for genealogist.  When I began researching, I had to go to the library and search individual microfilms.  Today with the advance in technology, Ancestry.com makes it easy to search for and find an individual … Continued

Schools in 1924

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                    Last week we discussed the toys and games children played with in 1924. Today, let’s talk about what the schools were like.  They were much different than they are today. Until the early 20th century, most schoolhouses … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Why Are Census Records Such a Great Asset

Census records are a wonderful resource for the family historian.               Often the census records are the only resource you may be able to find on your family. Census records have become very easy to search and are a great … Continued

Children’s Toys in 1924

  We’ve been discussing life in 1924. We all know that as children we had our favorite toys.  So what toys did children of the 1920s play with?  What were some of the games they enjoyed at that time? Vintage … Continued

1924 In the News

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We are profiling the year of 1924.  Last week we discussed the prices of 1924.  This week, let’s look at the headlines and items of interest from 1924. In 1924, news moved much slower today.  Most people still received the … Continued

Prices in 1924

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In Honor of my Grandmother’s recent 90th birthday, we are going to take a look at life in 1924 for the next 9 weeks.  1924 figures Average income                       $2,196 Unemployment                        5% New Car                                  $265 New House                             $7,720 … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Fun Activities for a Family Reunion

Pie Eating contest—see who can eat a pie the fastest {or substitute another food such as hotdog or pizza}. Family Auction—everyone brings an item to be bid on {you could also do this as a silent auction}.  The money that … Continued