New Year, New Projects, New Opportunities

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. ~Goran Persson 2016, A Year in Review 2016 was an interesting year. As a country, we elected a new president and lost many iconic celebrities and historical figures who passed away such as NASA…

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12 Holiday Movies for the Family

We’re in the last two weeks of 2016. A lot of people are traveling to spend time with their family for the holidays and to ring in 2017. Ranked in no particular order, let’s take a look at 12 holiday movies, old and new, that you can watch as you spend time with your family during this wonderful time…

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Genealogical Numbering Systems

During a meeting with a distant cousin, I was provided with a 94-page report of everyone I was related to on my father’s paternal side that went back seven generations. Each person was assigned a specific number that served as a sort of index. At first, I didn’t understand this index but I later looked up numbering systems and learned there are…

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10 Genealogy Projects for the Holidays

Holiday time often means spending time with the family and remembering past family events. Do you have a list of genealogy projects you’ve been putting off or need help with and you have family coming over for the holidays? Here is a list of 10 things you can do with your family with your genealogy projects during the holiday season.

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The Christmas Pickle

One day when I was in elementary school, maybe 6th grade or so, I was over at my friend’s house playing. It was Christmas time and I noticed a weird ornament on her tree. It was a pickle. But what kind of Christmas tree ornament is a vegetable preserved in vinegar? 

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