Obituary Etiquette: Comparing Modern Obituaries to Those of the Past

When you search through the obituaries published today and compare them to obituaries published over 100 years ago, the format and content is still virtually the same. The language may vary slightly, the detail of information given depends on the discretion of the family and there may or may not be a photo. Generally speaking, …

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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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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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Dinner with the Dead (Journalwithme#19)

Ironic that all these questions surrounding death are appearing in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. I love the creepy, dark atmosphere that surrounds the tales of horror whilst balancing it with jack-o-lanterns and goofy ghosts for my daughter. This week's questions asks: "If you could have dinner …

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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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