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Where to Find What Your Ancestors Looked Like

Posted January 16, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

If you’re lucky enough to have old photographs of your ancestors in your possession, then you already have a unique peak into the past. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case when researching your family history. Never fear – there are plenty of other ways you can find out what your ancestors may have looked like. Let’s examine a few places you can find a photo or description of how your ancestors may have looked. Naturalization… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 13, 2014

Posted January 13, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Looking for something to perk up your Monday? Take a look at these interesting articles from around the web! Image: 10 Surprising Laws Passed During the First World War / Imperial War Museum The Genealogy Sphere Family who spent more than 60 years apart are reunited…after discovering they lived just yards away from each other (DailyMail UK) – Amazing story of a family reunited and discovered they were neighbors Holocaust Survivor Meets Her Liberator Nearly… Read the full story

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Your Stories: A Mission to Preserve Her Family History

Posted January 10, 2014 by Amanda | 6 Comments
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Jennifer Lynn Young loves genealogy. Born in San Jose, California, Jennifer has held a variety of professions, from the graphic arts to owning a bookstore and her passion for genealogy has helped unite her many interests. She’s even working towards her certification as a genealogist, which she will complete this spring. At the family homestead, 1945 Her passion for genealogy didn’t begin with such enthusiasm at first. A proud fifth-generation Californian, Jennifer was always fascinated… Read the full story

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Elvis Presley: Long Live the King of Rock & Roll

Posted January 8, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Today we celebrate the birth of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Considered one of the most celebrated and successful musicians of all time, Elvis not only transformed the field of popular music, but was the catalyst for the cultural revolution that was rock and roll. On January 8, 1935, Elvis Aron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi to Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith. Elvis was born at home in his family’s two-room shot-gun house built… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 6, 2014

Posted January 6, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Hope everyone had a great time welcoming in the New Year! Let’s start 2014 off with these articles you may have missed: Image: BBC The Genealogy Sphere 10 dangerous things in Victorian/Edwardian homes (BBC) – Interesting list of 10 things we couldn’t imagine in our homes today History comes calling as soldier’s dogtag surfaces ( – A World War II dogtag is returned to family Century-old remains returned to Ceres family ( – With the… Read the full story

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Discover Your Family History in Postcards

Posted January 3, 2014 by Amanda | One Comment

Many people send postcards to loved ones while on a family vacation, traveling or just to say “hello.” Today, we often send short messages to each other digitally through text messages or emails. While new technologies have made communication virtually instantaneous, the custom of sending a handwritten messages is becoming a lost art. There’s nothing quite like discovering an old postcard from your relatives written in their own hand. A postcard not only provides you with… Read the full story

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A Look Back at 2013

Posted December 31, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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As we prepare to welcome in the new year, we thought it would be fun to reflect on some of the amazing things we have accomplished in the last 12 months. We’re proud of the many exciting new features we introduced this year to help you research your family history. While we all work together to build the largest and most accurate family tree of the world, genealogy research on Geni has never been faster or… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 30, 2013

Posted December 30, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

We hope everyone had a very happy holiday! Before we start the new year, check out some interesting articles from around the web: Image: O’Connor Family Photo/ The Genealogy Sphere Family Tree: Memories of Christmases past help document genealogy ( – Sharing a lifetime of Christmas memories Century-old cremains create Modesto mystery ( – A corner tries to find the family of a woman who died in 1906 Trove of Information From the 1930s, Animated by… Read the full story

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Looking Back: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Posted December 24, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Do you remember writing letters to Santa Claus? As a child, many of us believed in the jolly man from the North Pole. If we were good children, Santa would bring us presents on Christmas day. But there were always those who would shed doubts in our belief. One of the most famous editorials ever to be published is the story of a young Virginia O’Hanion and her quest to know if there really was… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 23, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Get into the holiday spirit with these great articles from around the web! Image: BBC The Genealogy Sphere Bristol Airport lost teddy bear family is identified (BBC News) – The family of a lost teddy bear found in Bristol Airport with a photograph dated 1918 has been identified 5 Fun Ways to Record Family Memories ( – Great tips on how to record your family memories Why Was My Black Ancestor Listed as a Slave Owner?… Read the full story