getting to know our ancestors

Getting To Know Our Ancestors

There Can Be Clues Hiding In Those Papers Researching a family tree can lead to a huge collection of papers and things. A second or … Read more

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The Tradition of Bringing Home America’s War Dead

Some interesting facts about the tradition in our country of bringing home the dead during American wars.   Civil War The American Civil War had over … Read more

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The Genealogical Importance of an Individual Deceased Personnel File

Finding information about family members in the military when records were lost or destroyed. Sadly, many of us, me included, have ancestors that were killed … Read more

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The Importance of Teaching Our Children Their Genealogy and Family History

I have been interested in my family tree for as long as I can remember.  I always loved listening to everyone’s stories, trying to store … Read more

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The Importance of Digitizing Family Research

Family tree research leads to acquiring a lot of things.   Things like photos, letters, wills, and jewelry.  It can be a little overwhelming trying to … Read more

backgrounds in photos help you find dates and places

Background Items Help Find Places and Dates

The background tells a great story – Items or events in the background of photos can help you determine where and when the photo was … Read more

Information about photographers can help you date photos

Dating Photos using Photographers

How to Date Photos Using the Photographers This can at least give a general date or time period for the photo. Also it helps when … Read more

Using surname migration tool to find family

Surname Migration Research

Migration Help on Surnames Can Help you Break Through Some Brick Walls  If you have never been to this page of Ancestry.com, this is worth … Read more

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Why and How to Save Old Photos

Some Tips for Saving Your Old Photos Did you know?  Instead of putting those old family photos on display on the wall.  You really need … Read more

How Get Started on a Family Tree with Tips and Resources

How to Get Started Building a Family Tree

If you are new to genealogy or know someone that starting to gain interest, here are some steps to help you build a family tree … Read more

What Cars in Photos Can Tell You About Your Family

Automobiles in photos can give you clues or set you on the right research path. I love it when cars are in the photo! Why? … Read more

Using Old Newspapers to Tell a War Story

Old Newspapers and The Story of a World War Flying Ace

Nothing like finding a great story and having hundreds of people with the same name come up. You have to find the facts first, before … Read more