Monday Recap for July 7, 2014
Did you have an excellent 4th of July weekend? Kickstart the new work week right with these family history articles from around the web.
Image: Many English Last Names Began as Nicknames – Here are their Original Meanings / Business Insider
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- Calculating age at death – and why (Vita-Brevis.org) – A good explanation of how early colonial America calculated the deceased’s age in years, months and days for tombstone engravings
- Many English Last Names Began as Nicknames – Here are their Original Meanings (Business Insider) – Check out this list of surnames and their likely corresponding meanings. Is your family’s surname on this list?
- ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Star Mark Wahlberg’s Family Tree is FULL of Fellow Celebs — Like Elvis and Eminem! (Life & Style Weekly Magazine) – See what celebrities were found in Mark Wahlberg’s family tree on Geni!
- A suspicious first cousin (Vita-Brevis.org) – A suspicouls phone call leads to the discovery of long lost family
- This is the Most Devoted Couple, Ever (ViralNova.com) – A couple in England never spent a day apart from each other for the last 68 years…even in death
- Genealogy Brick Wall Busters: 10 Places to Find Your Ancestor’s Family, Friends and Neighbors (FamilyTree Magazine) – Good tips on the best places to find the names of those in your ancestor’s cluster
- Monday Recap for June 30, 2014 - Last week’s recap
- Genealogy in the Classroom - Read what the students of West Valley Middle School discovered when they used Geni and WorldVitalRecods to research their family history
- Watch as the U.S. Center of Population Heads West - See this gif of the U.S. center of population moving west over the last 220 years