Family-Owned Businesses are What Make America

Did you know that there are many family-owned businesses in the United States? Some that are even older than the United States? There are hundreds and thousands of family-owned businesses of all sizes all over the United States. Many started by immigrants who had the simple dream of building a better life for themselves. Check out just a few of this historical family-owned businesses!

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Genealogy and Family Television

For as long as there has been television, we’ve had the pleasure of watching family sitcoms and dramas. The television families in this blog will explore the differences in the various families such as the time periods they lived in, the areas they called home and situations they encountered as a family unit.

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Museums: There’s a Place For That

History is defined the whole series of past events connected with someone or something. What happens to history? Ideally, it’s recorded on paper or digital media and it’s preserved for the future. What happens to assets related to historical events? People collect items as antiques. Items are destroyed over time. Some items are stored and displayed at places called…

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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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Copying Books for Preservation and Sharing

Modern technology gives us many advantages when it comes to books. Many books are available digitally as well as the old-fashioned paper or hardback copies. Book reproduction of books is also easy, quick and cost-effective for publishers. But what about older books? Books that are more one-of-a-kind or were specially created for one-time publication such as a local history…

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What Year Was That Picture Taken?

There it is. A big box of photos full of people frozen in time that you can’t identify. There are no names, locations or specific event noted on the back. How are you supposed to know who is in that picture or where it was taken? A big step you can take to solve these mysteries is to date…

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