There are plenty of reasons for getting involved in doing genealogy. However, did you also know that it is a fun, fascinating hobby in and of itself? Here are some of the best reasons for getting involved in genealogy. It is a hobby you will love.
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.
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.
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...
A Genealogical Mystery
The Willick grandchildren are on the hunt for Philippa Sewell Wainwright’s horseshoe. Tracing its ownership down through the centuries, they realize what a precious heirloom it has been to a cousin branch of their family. When they finally locate the horseshoe in the present day, what will it say...
Genealogy Helps is back with another great 92 page ebook, packed with simple and effective ideas on some of the best places to look, as well as some of the more unusual ones, when you are searching for what your ancestor’s did before you were even thought of.
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