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A Beginner’s Guide to Swedish Genealogy | Erin Tilley

Family History, Guest Blogger By June 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Sweden. A country that conjures up images of ABBA, safe cars and furniture that you buy flat and have to put together. If you have ever done any research into Swedish ancestors, however, Sweden will also conjure up names like ‘Johan’, ‘Olaf’, ‘Anders Andersson’, ‘Olaf Olafsson’ and of course their children ‘Anders Johansson’ and ‘Johan Olafsson’. But Swedish genealogy doesn’t have to be all headaches and mazes of Johans. With careful preparation and an understanding of how Swedish archives work, research in to Swedish genealogy can be very rewarding very quickly.

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Messages From the Past | Connie Yen

Family History, Guest Blogger By May 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 4 Comments

When I first began collecting postcards, I was primarily interested in cards with local images. I gradually expanded my collection to include holiday and birthday postcards. One day, while browsing through a large rack of postcards at an antique store, I noticed several cards that were all sent to the same address. At that point, my interest in old postcards converged with my lifelong interest in family history…

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Family Friday | Madam Ancestry

Family Fun, Family History, Guest Blogger By April 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

Family Friday is something that I like to promote to help strengthen family bonds and get families involved in genealogy & family history. From one family historian to another, I’m sure you can relate to sometimes feeling like you’re on a genealogy island alone when relatives don’t always seem to share the same enthusiasm as you do. Sometimes they don’t know they’re enthused until you get them enthused (smile)! That’s where these Family Friday activities come in!

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Compiling My Family Tree | June Terrington

Family History, Guest Blogger By October 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

My name is June Terrington. I have Charcot Marie Toothe Syndrome, am confined to a wheelchair and have been since I was 16.
With little resources and money, I was able to compile my family tree from the very little I knew to, what has become, a major work in progress…

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We Built More Than a Book | Lynn Palermo

Family Fun, Family History, Guest Blogger, MyCanvas Products By September 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Danette and I were not close as cousins go. We were born 10 years apart; she lived in Virginia, I lived in Canada, plus with 45 cousins in the family, we naturally migrated towards cousins closer to our age. However in 2007, as adults, we found a common interest—a family history book.

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