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Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com (How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website) by Nancy Hendrickson

Synopsis: Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world’s biggest genealogy website has to offer–and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. 211 more words



As part of our “Heritage” section, I wanted to embark on a plan to learn more about my ancestors and where they came from. I love taking on these kinds of projects and how they connect me with history. 1,177 more words


ode to my grandparents

potatoes seeding in the pickle jar smell like

fireflies, haylofts and c’mon home

farm suppers from sandy loam

her apron his boots their biome



Cherokee blood: Why do so many Americans believe they have Cherokee ancestry?

“I cannot say when I first heard of my Indian blood, but as a boy I heard it spoken of in a general way,” Charles Phelps, a resident of Winston-Salem i … 23 more words


Mecca, or a good facsimile

Tuesday 24 April

Where can you study history, ride a great light rail, have things dry like almost before they get wet, visit friends – old and new – and engage in your favorite hobby while enjoying a barrage of spring color? 392 more words

RV Travel

Wm. Jenkinson Letters to Wm. R. Soutar, 1879-1892

Below are some letters and other items from the William Robert Soutar collection (used by permission from Lynne Secory).  All are either written by William Jenkinson (1834-1896), or pertain to him and his family.  831 more words

Historic Preservation

Episode 4: Opening up the "Pandora’s Box"

A Chicago area biologist discovers he’s related to a world famous pop band from India! We were joined in this episode by Robert Sliwinski of… 59 more words