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

Great Ideas to Make Your Family Reunion More Memorable

Tour the Past—I held a reunion one year at the church where the grandparents of all present were buried.  We also took a 10 minute journey to the cemetery where the parents of origin parents and grandparents were buried.  In … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Don’t Forget Census Records

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Census Records are a great resource for discovering more about your family.  Census records are conducted every 10 years in the United States {on years that end in 0, such as 2000 and 2010}. Census records are released in the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Writing Dates in the Family History

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Often when tracing your family history, you will see dates written various ways.  Let’s take a look at some of the things you may see. In the United States dates are written mm/dd/yyyy   {month/day/year} In the United Kingdom dates are … Continued