Genealogy and Family Television

For as long as there has been television, we’ve had the pleasure of watching family sitcoms and dramas. The television families in this blog will explore the differences in the various families such as the time periods they lived in, the areas they called home and situations they encountered as a family unit.

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Another Tale of Two Cousins

A while back, I wrote a blog that outlined how I determined that my brother is related to my best friend. It wasn’t obvious at first and was quite the surprise. Now, her family tree has provided another surprise. I’m related to her as well!

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Museums: There’s a Place For That

History is defined the whole series of past events connected with someone or something. What happens to history? Ideally, it’s recorded on paper or digital media and it’s preserved for the future. What happens to assets related to historical events? People collect items as antiques. Items are destroyed over time. Some items are stored and displayed at places called…

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Heraldry: The Coat of Arms

heraldry coat of arms

Coats of Arms have been around for centuries and are very interesting and sometimes elaborate pieces of artwork that represent the individuality of many things. A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design, logo or emblem on a shield that celebrates the name and honor of a person, family or country. They come with a sense of wealth, royalty, prestige and…

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Copying Books for Preservation and Sharing

Modern technology gives us many advantages when it comes to books. Many books are available digitally as well as the old-fashioned paper or hardback copies. Book reproduction of books is also easy, quick and cost-effective for publishers. But what about older books? Books that are more one-of-a-kind or were specially created for one-time publication such as a local history…

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Family Reunion Planning – Part 1

Have you thought about organizing a family reunion for your family? It’s not always easy and it can be difficult to know where to start. Here on the Famicity blog, we’re going to run a three-part blog series on how to plan and organize the perfect family reunion. We’ll start by explaining what exactly is a family reunion.

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