FAMIC – Funeral and Memorial Information Council

As a blog reader or a user of Famicity, you know that we are all about preserving the family story so that it can be passed on to future generations. In this blog, we interviewed an organization, FAMIC,  that is also dedicated to preserving the family story and memorialization.

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Cause and Effect in Genealogy

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. ~ Sir Isaac Newton Cause and effect can be described as a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others. We plant a seed, give it water, it grows into a beautiful flower. We stub our toe, it hurts. We go outside when it’s hot, we’re going to sweat. Basically, one thing happens because…

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What’s in a Middle Name?

All genealogists know the value of a person’s last name and how important a first name is in finding out who is who in your family tree. But what about a middle name? There is great value in the middle name and they can be an important tool in your genealogy search. So, what’s in…

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Tips for Getting Your Kids Involved in Family Genealogy

Kids today are more into technology, videos games and other stuff more than they could be about family time. It’s unfortunate that they seem to know more about the celebrities on TV and their favorite video game characters than they do about their own families. With a little help, you as a parent or grandparent…

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Old-School Genealogy Tips for Making Genealogy Easier

Genealogy and family history research somewhere. Many professionals will recommend starting with simply what you know. We all need some help now and then and we all could use a few tips for making genealogy easier! Here are some tips that you may not hear that often as a new researcher or a reminder for those…

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Creating Beautiful Family Tree Charts

If you’ve kept up with the Famicity blog or seen the posts on the Famicity Facebook page, you know that we are currently running a contest where five winners will receive a printed family tree or chart. Famicity has partnered with Familytreeprints.com to provide these printed trees and charts to the winner. So who is…

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What is the Mayflower Society?

There are all kinds of heritage and genealogy societies. In 2016, we learned about the DAR, better known as the Daughters of the American Revolution. Today, we’ll learn about the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. A society of members who are confirmed descendants of those who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

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