Mapping your Ancestors

Recently I discovered a cool new feature on the Ancestry website. It was a way to pinpoint where your ancestors lived in the world using a digital map. This allows you to visually see where your family lived and how your family wound up where you currently live today. I'm not sure exactly how old …

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I Wrote a Letter (Genealogy Update!)

A little over a month ago, I shared a post I wrote about contacting relatives using good old fashioned letter writing (link here). Today I received a phone call from my relative, and she gave me some amazing news! She confirmed she had a lot of information about my paternal grandmother's maternal line and she …

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Common Genealogical Terms Dictionary

Genealogy is an ongoing learning process. There are so many terms that people acquire as they dive through their family history, including words that were commonly used throughout the past that we seldom hear today! These terms are on top of the already genealogically specific terms given to certain components within searching through the past. …

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