Genealogy Friday: Basic Genealogy Terminology

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When tracing your family history there is some basic terminology you will hear.  If you have been doing genealogy for a while you’re familiar with this, but if you’re new to genealogy these terms may be foreign to you.  I … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Gems in Old Letters

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I often wish I could time travel and talk with my great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents and other ancestors. The closest resource I have to know more about my ancestors are through old letters.  Unfortunately, I only have a few of these. However, … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Check the Family Bible

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             One great place to check for clues to your ancestry is in the family Bible.  Many Bibles have an ancestry chart in the front. Check to see if your parents or grandparents have filled … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Interviews Can Lead to More Information in Family History

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Now that you’ve written out everything you know and gone through your pictures, interview older family members to begin piecing together the missing pieces.  Make a list of questions to ask and allow these older members to help you fill … Continued

Life Events in 1912

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Today we are required to register all life events we experience with a government agency. The birth of a baby means a birth certificate, a loved one’s death requires a death certificate {insurance agencies and social security demand one before … Continued