Family Genes

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Family Cookbook

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Do you use old hospital or asylum records in your genealogy research? Old medical records can reveal important details about members of your family tree. This article will teach you how to find them online for free.
Old hospital and asylum records can be a unique tool for researching your family tree. These old medical records can provide information about your ancestors that you may not find anywhere else. Use these free hospital records for genealogy research next time you're trying to break down a brick wall or simply learn something new about your family history.

Asylum, Hospital

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Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian

Law, Legal, Genealogy & Same

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Obituaries can be rich in genealogical details. However, finding them for our female ancestors can be tricky, especially if you’re searching in digitized newspapers. Here are 5 tips to help you find women’s obituaries, even when they don't include a first name.

Distaff Side - Where Are The Women

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Reconstruction-era voter registration records survive for many southern states, and are a valuable source for those researching former slaves.

Voter Registration

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Take time to record the fun side of family history to give your legacy more depth. #preservation #familymemories #familyhistory
Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Genealogy Games for a Family Reunion - Part 2 (Ancestor Cards)
Subscribe for your free workbook Writing Family History for Kids: A Workbook & Guide.

Kids - Family History, Engaging, Interested

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By photographing family heirlooms you ensure their memory is protected for decades to come. Here's how to set up the perfect picture.
How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records

Keepsakes, Memorabilia

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Your family's oral history can be a powerful part of your genealogy research. Interviewing older relatives can reveal much about your ancestry and can help you build a lush family tree. #familytree #genealogyresearch

Oral History

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4 Events that Changed Your Ancestors Lives
Genealogy organization includes more than just organizing your physical files.  It can and should include organizing the events of your ancestors' lives.


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How to make a family recipe book - the easy way. One of the best family projects is to create a family cookbook. These cookbooks will be treasured.

Recipe Books

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4 events that changed your ancestors lives forever and the records they left behind
Know the Epidemics That Might Have Affected Your Ancestors| Most of the major epidemics involved the following diseases. Yellow fever, measles, influenza, cholera, smallpox, typhus, scarlet fever and typhoid were the great epidemics affecting different regions within the United States and the European continent at different times from the 1600s to the early 20th century. #epidemics #FamilyMedicalTree #familyhistory #familytree #genealogy #ancestors

Events Through Time

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How to Preserve Old Letters - Old letters are valuable, but we need to take care of them. Denise Levenick, the Family Curator, shares tips on how to keep old letters safe.

Old Letters

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free genealogy form. Can fill out info online and print- must be done all at one time OR form can be printed out blank.
migration pedigree - what a great idea!

Migration Pedigree Chart

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Finding Methodist Church Records to Use in Genealogy Research
Catholic records in genealogy research

Churches, Church Records

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forensic genealogy research

Forensic Genealogy

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Do you have ancestors with criminal records? From court records to mug shots, these 20 free genealogy sites will help you track down the criminals in your family tree.

Criminal Ancestory

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Family Journal prompts
Do your children know the life stories of their grandparents? Let this printable and post encourage you to ask.  Great idea!
Week 2: Five new questions to ask your parents or grandparents about their childhood. ~ Teach Me Genealogy

Grandma Journal

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How to Speed Up Your Online Genealogy Research with Five-minute Prep Sessions
How to Create Your Genealogy Research Plan (& Why You Should!) | Are You My Cousin?

Organize Genealogy Research

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5 Things To Do Right Now to Save Your Family Heirlooms #Heirlooms #Genealogy #Preservation


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Great quote by Mark Twain: "Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you." -Mark Twain.
Week 20: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Week 20: Dear Bryan and McKinley Ancestors…. Posted on May 12, 2014 by Jeanne Bryan Insalaco Week 20: May 17, 2014
Thich Nhat Hanh. To be able to go back in time and meet as many ancestors  as possible... Bert Hellinger Family Constellations

Thoughts, Quotes About Genealogy, Family History

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How to use Tithe Maps to find your rural roots in England. This post looks at this important resource that can be use to find your 19th century rural ancestors. #genealogy #familyhistory #ancestors #genealogyresearch #genealogyskills #heritage #familytree #bespokegenealogy #england #wales #uk
The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records

Tax Records

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Ancestor's File Folders

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Table of Wars and Ages of Servicemen – Determine which war your ancestor might have served in.
Our Roots - 8.5" X 11" - Ancestors in the American Revolution


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Our Meliora motto and our symbolic dandelion are tributes to our past and emblems of Rochester’s maverick spirit.
Rochester - Coat of arms (crest) of Rochester
Rochester Name Meaning, Family History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Wills and estate records are a rich source of information for the genealogist.   Wives, children and other family members can be found among the records.  A glimpse inside the lifestyle of your ancestor is found among the records.  Did your ancestor's family members get along? Did your ancestor have any wealth? The potential to find all of this and more is there.


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