What is the Mayflower Society?

There are all kinds of heritage and genealogy societies. In 2016, we learned about the DAR, better known as the Daughters of the American Revolution. Today, we’ll learn about the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. A society of members who are confirmed descendants of those who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

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Finding Humor in Genealogy Comics

genealogy comedy

Comic strips are a quick comedy relief found in the newspapers, online and other media sources. The Sunday paper was known to have a special expanded section for “The Funnies”. Often they’re just made up, just for fun snippets of the author’s imagination. Sometimes they are humorous reflections of a real-life situation. We all need comedy in our lives…

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Never Have My Ancestors Ever….. Part 2

Earlier, we posted a blog about a twist to the party game “Never Have I ever“. In this blog, we listed some things that our ancestors never experienced in their lifetime either due to lack of technology or other circumstances. Let’s put another twist on this game and list some things that “Never Have We Ever” experienced things that…

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Exploring the Mountain West Digital Library

We often find the need to locate genealogical records that go beyond Ancestry.com, FamilySearch and many other sites that provide access to databases. That doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with those websites, there is just soooo much information out there that has yet to be found. Some of these databases could be more local to you than you…

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Never Have My Ancestors Ever….. Part 1

Never Have I ever, is a popular party game where people make a statement about something that they have never done in their lives. If someone else in the group has done that activity, they must perform an activity. Let’s put a twist on this game and name some common daily activities that our ancestors “Never have they ever”…

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L2 Scrollio Research Kit, Retractable and Editable Scrolling Family Tree and Research Kit

With today’s technology, genealogists and family historians are presented with a multitude of online tools for creating a family tree, fan chart or other graphics that represents a persons’ tree or family line. Often, these tools aren’t flexible to provide creativity or customization that a person might need for whatever reason. Or, a person wants a non-technical option that…

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