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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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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Five Exciting Chapter Book Series for Tweens

I was always an avid reader. I couldn't wait for garage sale season because I knew I could spend $10 and wind up with 40 books. I loved choosing stories in different genres, and developed a few favourite authors and series. These books kept me enthralled throughout my late childhood into my teen years! Goosebumps …

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