Living History to Learn About the Past Through an American Revolution Reenactment

Everything that we know about the American Revolution is through hand-written documentation and records from those who lived it because it happened well before there was television or the internet to broadcast news out to the masses. There is also no photographs or video to document this time in American History. Today, we learn about the American Revolution in the classroom…

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Restoring Photos to Restore the Memories

Family history often includes a collection of old family photos, videos, and other sorts of media. As we covered in previous blogs about digitizing old photos and videos, there are also services that provide photo restoration. One of these companies is Photograph Restoration Inc. out of Downers Grover, Illinois. Photograph Restoration Inc. is owned and operated by Mark Chamberlain…

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All in a Day’s Work: Four Historical Military Occupations You May Not Be Familiar With

Throughout the 242 years since the birth of the United States and the branches of US Army, Navy and Military there have been many military occupations that have become outdated with advancements in technology and general irrelevance at various times. As genealogists conduct family history research, a military occupation is something commonly found for an ancestor. Have you come…

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Online Security and Keeping Yourself Safe

Online Security is a hot topic and it can affect every aspect of our digital lives. There’s always someone out there trying to steal our information and digital files. It maybe someone or something that hacks into our various online accounts or even trying to gain access to our computers remotely. How do we keep ourselves and our digital assets secure?

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Careers in Genealogy

Interest in genealogy has dramatically increased since the year 2000 as the internet grew and became readily available and with TV shows such as Who Do You Think You Are and Genealogy Roadshow.  With this increase of interest, there has been an increase of careers in genealogy that can employ anyone with just a little experience and computer knowledge to those with advanced degrees….

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