Family History Tips and Tricks

Genealogy can be tough. Its vast amount of information can stump even the most seasoned professionals because often time without documentation, one can only theorize rather than prove. Families immigrate and change their surnames which can make searching difficult. Families get divorced or separate but there would be no paper trail. There are so many …

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Illnesses and Causes of Death Genealogy Guide

Illness and death are the final and conclusive part of life. Death was recorded in a variety of methods, and using old terms that are now outdated. I put together a comprehensive guide to some of the most common causes of death listed on old death certificates and schedules of death. This post is in …

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How to Preserve Your Family Keepsakes

Family keepsakes are some of the most treasured items one can receive. Heirlooms, of all kinds, require unique care and preservation in order to keep them as beautiful and original as you can. There are so many different kinds of family keepsakes, each with their own sentimental and monetary value. Books Books are my weakness. …

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Documenting Local Landmarks

Christ Church, Upper Canada Village, Ontario A landmark is usually significant to a community. It tells a story of a place that was once so important that it deserved eternal recognition. Maybe it was the home of a prominent community leader? Maybe it was a statue erected of someone who did something majestic? Perhaps it's …

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