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Back to School: Continuing the Family Legacy

Posted September 6, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is upon us in the U.S. as children get ready to start the new school year. Do you have little ones in your family about to start their first day of school? As you are researching your family history, you may find a tradition of relatives, generation after generation, attending the same schools. In many cases, family’s that share deep roots within a community and have stayed relatively… Read the full story

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Recap for September 3, 2013

Posted September 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! Here’s your weekly genealogy round-up to get the new week started. The Genealogy Sphere Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You ( – An interesting article about your ancestors’ sleep patterns American Woodmen – A Black Benevolent Society (My Ancestor’s Name blog) – Learn about the African American fraternal society The American Woodmen. Were your ancestors involved in fraternal societies? Harold and Ruth Knapke, Married 65 Years,… Read the full story

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50 Years Later: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream

Posted August 28, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
mlk dream

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’” Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. On August 28, 1963, over 200,000 people marched to Washington, D.C. to participate in a peaceful civil rights rally known as the March on Washington. From… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Oliver Winchester

Posted August 27, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Oliver Winchester

Oliver Winchester was an American businessman and politician. He was known for manufacturing and marketing the Winchester repeating rifle. He discovered that a division of Smith & Wesson firearms was failing financially with one of their newly patented arms during the time he was a clothing manufacturer. Winchester took the opportunity and acquired the Smith & Wesson division (known as the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company) with other stockholders in 1850. The name of the company… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 26, 2013

Posted August 26, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Want a quick genealogy fix? Check out a few related articles below! The Genealogy Sphere The Three Critical C’s of Collaboration: Concern, Care, and Comfort (The Huffington Post) – Scott Phillips shares what he believes are the great hallmarks of the genealogy community The Largest Ancestry Groups In The United States (Business Insider) – Interesting to see the break down of the country’s largest ancestry groups based on census data More Amazing Genealogical Myths (Genealogy’s… Read the full story

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The Homestead Acts

Posted August 22, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

While researching your family history, it is not uncommon to find your ancestors moving from place to place. As genealogists, it is important to know what historical events may have occurred to better understand the factors that may be behind a family’s decision to move afar. During the late nineteenth century, the United States government passed a series of laws that gave an applicant ownership of land at little or no cost. Known as the Homestead… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 19, 2013

Posted August 19, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Check out some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Sibling similarities (Daily Mail UK) – Photographer splices pictures of brothers and sisters together showing how alike two people who share the same gene pool can be Mapping a Century of Change in the City of Boston (The Atlantic Cities) – An interesting comparison of Boston then and now Thousands of bodies under Bath Abbey threaten its stability (BBC News) – Since the… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Lucy Stone

Posted August 13, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone was an orator, abolitionist and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. She helped initiate the first National Women’s Rights Convention, she assisted in establishing the Woman’s National Loyal League to help pass the Thirteenth Amendment, and she then helped form the American Woman Suffrage Association. Stone influenced Susan B. Anthony to take up the cause of women’s suffrage and Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote that “Lucy Stone was the first person… Read the full story

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Monday Recap August 12, 2013

Posted August 12, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Here are some great articles from the past week that you may have missed: The Genealogy Sphere WWI tourism: Looking for your family hero (BBC News) – As the 100th anniversary of WWI approaches, brothers visit the battlefield where their great grandfather fought World War One from the OTHER side (Daily Mail) – Photos of the German Army during WWI Tips to Researching WWI War Brides (a3Genealogy blog) – Tips on tracing your WWI veteran’s… Read the full story

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Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Posted August 9, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

August 9 is the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People! First pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1994, the day is observed to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. Each year this day is celebrated in recognition of the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues. In honor of the day, here are some of genealogy projects on Geni from all… Read the full story

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