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Did you know that September 27th is Ancestor Appreciation Day? Ancestor Appreciation Day sounds like a holiday made especially for family historians especially since it falls just days before October which is Family History Month in the United States. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Legacy News
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Census records are one of the most important resources used by American genealogists. They are often the first records accessed when creating your family tree. Let's take a look back at the very first U.S. Census Day on August 2,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Legacy News
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Mention the word drive-thru and you might think of the coffee you bought this morning or maybe a special night out with your parents when you were a kid. Drive-Thrus are as American as apple pie and hamburgers. Today you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Legacy News
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Happy National Ice Cream Day! Unless you’re lactose intolerant, there’s a good chance you enjoy ice cream for dessert. Ice cream is a favorite worldwide and according to IceCream.com, New Zealand, the United States, Australia, Finland, and Sweden eat the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Legacy News
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In some cases historical revolutions lead to yearly celebrations culminating in fireworks, parades, picnics, and other celebrations. The American Revolution led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In the United States we celebrate that event every 4th of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at Legacy News
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Genealogy societies are so important for family historians. The continuing education, research assistance, field trips, library collections, and other membership benefits make them a must-have resource. One of the things I love about traveling to societies to present is I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Legacy News
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If you’re familiar with archival research you’ve heard the term “finding aid.” An archival finding aid describes the content of a collection, providing you enough information about that collection so that you can decide if it is something you need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Legacy News
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Are you using Goodreads ? I will admit that I wasn’t until recently. It was one of those websites that I signed up for years ago and then almost as soon as I had, I forgot about it. Recently my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Legacy News
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Everyone loves a shortcut, right? Whether it’s a shorter way to get home from work, an easy way to pay bills, or just a simpler way to get a dreaded task accomplished, shortcuts are great. The same is true for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Legacy News
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It’s no secret that I love digitized book websites. I literally beg people to use them when I give presentations. It makes sense that I would be passionate about them. These websites provide researchers access to genealogical rich information at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Legacy News
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