Category Archives: Family Legends

Life Lessons Learned from Old School Records

Recently I’ve been taking some online genealogy courses through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies (NIGS) to enhance my knowledge in certain areas of professional interest—methodology, immigration, copyright, probate and social history to name a few. One course I recently … Continue reading

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School Assignment Unearthed 20 Years Later Offers First Person Account of World War II Era America

Last week, when doing the autumn version of spring cleaning, I came across several bins of collected memorabilia for my daughter, Meg. Now 28 years old, she’s  lived and worked far from home, in Washington, D.C., since she graduated from … Continue reading

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Obituary Offers Recollections of Long Time Railroad Man…

Birth, marriage and death dates. They may provide the framework for genealogists researching the lives of their ancestors, but what about those old obituaries? Ahhh……now that’s  where you’ll find the good stuff! Over the course of the last few years … Continue reading

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