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How to Make an Ancestry Calendar with MyCanvas

Family History, MyCanvas Products By October 25, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

At MyCanvas.com, you can sign in with your Ancestry account to create family-oriented custom calendars. Learn how to add birthdays, anniversaries, and names of not only your descendants, but your ancestors! Include as far back as six generations. Begin your Ancestry Calendar by following these instructions:

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How to Make a Successful Family History Book

Family History By October 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

If you’re considering making a family history book, you’ll want to create an heirloom your entire family can enjoy. But how can you share your love of genealogy with family members, young and old, who may not share your enthusiasm? Here are 5 ways to entice family members to open that family history book…

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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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Sharing and Sourcing Oral Histories | David Allen Lambert

Family History, Guest Blogger By March 29, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Genealogy has been a passion of mind since childhood. It is hard to believe it has been four decades since I first asked my grandmother about a tintype photo of her father. From her stories I was hooked into the exciting world of family history. I became the nosey nephew at family gatherings, always asking questions and seeking old photographs or documents. Many relatives would get bored with my questions, however a handful of my older cousins encouraged my research. By the time I was twelve years old I had already typed my first thirteen page genealogy book (on file at NEHGS).

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How to Index Old Family Photos | Physical Copies

Family History, Photography By November 13, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

A lot of family photos today are digitital. Information such as the day, place, and individual can be easy to record on iphones, with Facebook, or during the download process. However, the same cannot be said for the old, tarnished photographs…

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Lost Amongst the Fruits, Health & Wealth | Richard Lee Cronin

Family History, Guest Blogger By November 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Family trees today can still be found having empty branches. Alongside one name is perhaps a year of birth, but little else to explain away that long-lost relative, a loved one who had gone in search of America’s Paradise. But archives can often provide answers, sometimes in the least expected places…

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Hosting Your Family (History) Reunion

Family Fun, Family History By July 7, 2015 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Family reunion season is here! If you haven’t already started a list of attendees, there are a number of services out there that will allow you to keep track of your family and guests (we like to use Eventbrite). But we aren’t here to tell you where the family reunion should be held or what food should be served (although we have some ideas regarding this last subject below). We do however have some very fun ways to get your entire family involved with your family’s history.

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