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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Five Ways to Document your Child’s Life

People always say to cherish the moments with your children now because they grow so darn fast. I didn't quite understand it when I was younger, and I remember it taking FOREVER to reach my next birthday. When I entered my twenties and slid right through them, I began to realize how quickly life passes. …

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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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The Importance of Self Documenting

I am (if you cannot tell already) a HUGE genealogy nerd. I love anything that has to do with discussing the history of my family, and learning about how we came to be where we are today. Recently I renewed my ancestry membership after about a year of using free alternatives such as familysearch.org, and …

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