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Family History is a cherished, yet perishable, resource that diminishes as memories fade, stories are left untold, photos are lost, and loved ones pass. Genealogy is a way to preserve it for future generations.

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Probate Genealogy: An Intriguing Field of Research

Professional genealogy is a diverse field that includes a wide variety of unique specialties from adoption to genetics, cartography, photographic analysis, military, migration, religious groups, ethnic groups, and many more. One of the lesser known specialties is probate genealogy.  Probate is the legal process through which an individual’s real estate (property) and personal estate (possessions)Continue reading “Probate Genealogy: An Intriguing Field of Research”

Create a Genealogy Migration Map Using Google My Maps

Have you considered creating a migration map to trace your ancestors? It’s fast and simple to use Google My Maps or other free mapping tools to map your family’s history.  Combining mapping technology with your genealogy research gives you an entirely different visual perspective that goes well beyond simply knowing where your relatives lived basedContinue reading “Create a Genealogy Migration Map Using Google My Maps”

Immersion Genealogy: Walking in Your Ancestor’s Footsteps

Family history is so much more than charts, documents, names, and boxes of old photos. With access to online family research websites, it’s easy to limit your research to census records, yearbook photos and marriage certificates. But what you are missing is the context by which to interpret your research. Historical context is the political,Continue reading “Immersion Genealogy: Walking in Your Ancestor’s Footsteps”