Organizing your Discoveries

Creating a family history takes a LOT of effort. It involves hours upon hours of discovery, digging through centuries of yellowed papers, black and white or sepia photographs, journals, census records, birth records, death records, marriage records, incarceration, occupation, addresses and the list goes on and on. So, what do we do with all of …

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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 Death was recorded in a variety of methods, and using old terms that are now outdated.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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Separating Fact from Folk: Dissecting Family Recounts to Discover the Truth (Genealogy#5)

My aunt is one of the only family members (aside from me of course) who has expressed any genuine interest in learning more about our family heritage. She has helped me discover so much more about our family, and sent me photos, keepsakes and documents to help explain how our family came to be. She …

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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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