Using Technology to Map the Lives of Our Ancestors

It’s not a genealogy research secret that census records are extremely helpful when learning about our ancestors. They provide names, relations, occupations and where they lived. If you can find the records, they also provide underlying details of where ancestors may have moved to throughout their lives. How do census records from the past work with resources of today such as…

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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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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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The Ancestor Hunt

There are a lot of great resources on the internet to research history, family history and other topics of general interest involving people. Recently, I discovered the website “The Ancestor Hunt” as a free resource for finding online newspapers from all over the United States and Canada. Website owner Kenneth R. Marks has collected a multitude of newspaper, obituary…

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Heraldry: The Coat of Arms

heraldry coat of arms

Coats of Arms have been around for centuries and are very interesting and sometimes elaborate pieces of artwork that represent the individuality of many things. A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design, logo or emblem on a shield that celebrates the name and honor of a person, family or country. They come with a sense of wealth, royalty, prestige and…

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Fashion Throughout Our Generations

Men and women throughout the centuries have worn clothing for various purposes; weather, occupation, social mandates, cultural celebrations, religious requirements, etc. Let’s look at some fashion trends through out the past couple generations. The Victorian Age of 1830-1900 The Victorian Age in Europe was a time of progress in England. With the influence of Queen Elizabeth, clothing styles evolved tremendously…

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