Genealogy Friday: Searching Military Records Before 1922

Military Records before 1922 are much easier to access than after 1922. These records include:  The Revolutionary War  The War of 1812  The Mexican-American War  The Civil War  The Spanish-American War  World War I   These records are available through … Continued

Searching Military Records

          Military records are a wonderful resource for genealogy research. Military records provide the muster rolls, which tells you when your ancestor was actively servicing. However, there is additional information that can be discovered in these … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Family History Gift Ideas for Adults

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Jewelry—create special family history jewelry to either commemorate a person in your family or using heirloom jewelry. You can share the story with your child. Family Recipe Book—write out your favorite family recipes, include some memories and pictures and bind … Continued

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

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