American Folklore

American Folklore: Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the original thirteen colonies, and home to several Native American tribes for thousands of years before the arrival of the English to their shores. Between that and the state’s infamy for the Salem witch trials and high reputation as the birthplace of the America Revolution, it has quite a bit of interesting folklore of its own. Here are some of the highlights of it.

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Finding and Fact-Checking Old Obituaries in Online Newspaper Archives

If you are looking for old obituaries in online newspaper databases, you are doing excellent genealogical research. This is a wonderful technique for finding important information on those elusive ancestors. Here are some tips on finding the obituaries if they don’t immediately appear, as well as tips on fact-checking them for accuracy before adding the information in them to your family tree.

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American Folklore

American Folklore

American Folklore: Maryland

Maryland has its fair share of intriguing folklore. From legends brought over by German immigrants to haunted bridges, creepy lighthouses, and a bizarre legend associated with local author Edgar Allen Poe, this state, which was one of the original 13 colonies, is brimming with folklore. Here are...

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