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Tips, tricks, and ideas about recording the past so future generations can understand their family history. Learn about great preservation methods, web links, and how to have fun creating your family’s history.

Using Facebook for Genealogy | Terri O’Connell

Family History, Guest Blogger By October 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Facebook is for more than keeping in touch with friends from grammar or high school and watching cute videos of animals. Facebook is a very important tool that should be part of every genealogist’s toolbox. If you are looking to find distant cousins, assistance or a bit of genealogy inspiration, Facebook is a great place to start.

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Researching the Probate Estate of Mary Robertson | Shirley Obrzud

Family History, Guest Blogger By October 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

When a person dies Intestate, this means that they have passed away with some form of property (be it a building or a bank account with a value greater than their owed debts and funeral expenses) without leaving a Valid Will…

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Gifting Family History | Christa Davis Chandler

Family History, Guest Blogger, MyCanvas Products By September 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

When I was in junior high school, I was given an assignment to learn more about my family history. This is the first real research project I remember. Ever since then I have been curious to learn more about my family history…

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Digging Deeper into Family Stories | Mary Tedesco

Family History, Guest Blogger By September 22, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Something important I’ve learned from being immersed in genealogical research, both as a professional genealogist and as a host on “Genealogy Roadshow” (PBS), is that every family history contains amazing stories.

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Letters From Home | Heather Wylie

Family History, Guest Blogger By September 15, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

I grew up listening to family love stories. As a little girl I was often told that my paternal grandparents knew each other for a few weeks before they were married. How romantic! During World War II my paternal grandfather, Grandad, was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. My parents and other relatives told me that…

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