Tag Archives: genealogy

G is for Graveyard

  I love graveyards! The older the better. They are so…peaceful. So full of stories. A trip to your ancestor’s grave may not be feasible, but there is an ever-growing number of cemeteries and gravestones that have been documented and … Continue reading

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F is for Field Trips!

Gravestone of Sarah Niles One of the most enjoyable aspects of doing family history is visiting the places where your ancestors lived. With so much available on the internet now, some may feel like they can get away with being … Continue reading

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E is for Emigration

What causes a person to leave his home, friends, all that he’s known, and move to a new country or place he’s never been before? Your ancestor’s emigration story is an important part of YOUR story–who you are and where … Continue reading

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D is for Death (Records)

Death records Most states began recording deaths between 1900 and 1930, but each started a different year. For example, New England states started recording deaths on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town. New England … Continue reading

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B is for Birth Certificate

   One of the best primary sources for genealogical research is the birth certificate. The reason this is one of the best is because it contains information usually provided by a person who was actually there at the time of … Continue reading

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A is For Ancestor

It’s serendipitous that the theme I have chosen for my 26-day A-Z Challenge starts with the first letter of the alphabet. As you may have learned from some previous posts, one of my passions is genealogy and family history. I … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Golden Years

Write…a synopsis of your memoir. What are some significant milestones in your life? Which age was the best, and which was the worst? For this challenge, I was reminded of a book I ran across called, “Not Quite What I … Continue reading

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Collecting Dead Relatives

Over the past 40 years of practice, study and research, I have become quite adept at collecting dead relatives, or to be more pc, genealogy and family history. Some people’s eyes may glaze over about now, but I guarantee you, … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Tracing Family

We’re looking forward to reading your interpretations of what it means to leave your mark, and honor those before you. A synchronicity of an assignment! I will leave my mark by honoring those who came before me! My “thing” for the … Continue reading

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Knowing your place

I read an interesting blog post here on the link between family history and children’s self-esteem. A study done by MARIAL followed several families with children aged 9-12, recording how often the family discussed ancestral stories, including stories of the parents … Continue reading

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