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

Genealogy Friday: Genealogy Gift Ideas for Children

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Create a placemat of your family tree.  You can go back to grandparents or great-grandparents.  Use pictures for each family member.  On the back, createacollage of favorite family pictures with various family members. Decorate a doll in the dress of … Continued

Genealogy Friday: X Marks the Spot

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    Have you ever viewed old wills, land records or other records and seen an X in the signature? Have you wondered what this meant? Well, this meant one of two things more than likely. The individual was illiterate and … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Vital Records—Marriage Bonds

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  Marriage bonds are different than marriage licenses. Marriage bonds were used by the states before marriage licenses were issued. A bond was often {especially in the late 18th and early 19th centuries} an agreement between the bride’s father {or … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Vital Records— Marriage License

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Marriage license are another great resource, along with death certificates. Marriage license are available to the general public at the probate court in the county of the marriage. Marriage license began to be issued in the early 20th Century.  To … Continued

Genealogy Friday—Vital Records: Death Certificates

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Some death certificates are easier to obtain than birth certificates. Like birth certificates, the death certificate was not a legal document until the early 20th Century. This has also proven to be a frustration in many of the earlier records … Continued