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Serendipity | Linda Eccles

Family History, Guest Blogger By July 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

The word “serendipity” was first used in 1754 by Horace Walpole in a letter wherein he remarked on “making discoveries, by accident or sagacity, of things that they were not in quest of”. In family history it applies when the researcher finds useful information that they were not intentionally looking for. This is a tale of one such instance.


The Perfect Family History Cemetery Kit

Family History By May 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

If you’re an avid family historian, chances are you’ve wandered around a graveyard more than once searching for ancestors. Regardless of whether you are an old pro, or a beginner, you’ll find there are several handy tools to have with you when visiting a graveyard to archive history. Be sure to include…