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 Death was recorded in a variety of methods, and using old terms that are now outdated.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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A Year Long Battle with Post Partum Depression

It's hard to admit that you have fault of any kind, and even more so if you're ashamed of that particular fault. The year after I had my daughter was one of the most difficult years of my life. I struggled with an array of emotions and hormonal changes after giving birth, and I suffered …

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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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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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