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A Look at Church Records

This spring my daughter celebrated her First Holy Communion. It got me thinking about church records. Local churches can contain a lot of valuable genealogical information. Some parish registries may contain baptism and marriage certificates, in addition to death and … Continue reading

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Libraries: Keepers of Local History

I recently attended a family history workshop at my local library. I was amazed at all of the resources that are available there. Many genealogy resources are being digitized and are only a click away on your home computer, but … Continue reading

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Who’s In The Photo?

I came across a box of my grandpa’s old family photos. Some faces are familiar, but many are not. And most have no date recorded. My only clues come from inside the faded black and white photos. I can see … Continue reading

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Map It Out

Maps, we can’t find our destination without them. But they can also be helpful when figuring out where our ancestors lived. Maps Assist With Genealogy Research Maps can provide clues as to the size of town our ancestors lived, the … Continue reading

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Recording Your Own Family History

After collecting family details and records, do you ever wonder what to do with the information? Family history is more than just key names and dates, it’s also about the stories that make your family unique. There are many ways to record … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ellis Island

Ellis Island was one of the main entry points for Europeans looking to start a new life in North America. Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants came into the United States through Ellis Island, in the New York Harbor. … Continue reading

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Where to Start?

Researching your family tree can be an overwhelming task. You need to start somewhere – but where? Often it’s easiest to begin with what you know; or in this case who you know. Start with yourself. Then work back to … Continue reading

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