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

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