Are You Related? Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Independence Day is only a few days away, so this is the perfect time to remind everyone about the historical significance of the Fourth of July; and to identify the 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence to discover whether you may be a distant relative or direct descendent.  Independence Day Independence Day (colloquially theContinue reading “Are You Related? Signers of the Declaration of Independence.”

FREE Access to Discover Your Family’s Military Heroes

Ancestry®, one of the leaders in family history, has partnered with several Veterans’ organizations to honor America’s fallen heroes in a special “50 Story Salute.” The tribute comes at a time when Americans will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Memorial Day becoming a federal holiday.   Partner organizations include: The Wounded Warrior Project, The GreatestContinue reading “FREE Access to Discover Your Family’s Military Heroes”

Prince Hall Freemasons: Behind the Veil of Secrecy

The discovery that your relative was a Mason (freemason) often raises a lot of questions about the secret society. Perhaps you were fortunate to inherit some Masonic regalia (e.g., medals, white gloves, a gavel, sash, pin, or a ceremonial white apron) and are simply curious about their significance. Maybe you first became aware that yourContinue reading “Prince Hall Freemasons: Behind the Veil of Secrecy”

Virtual Event: Genealogical Gold in the DAR Digital Resources

If you are interested in learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) digitized resources, this FREE Zoom event is for you. Title: Genealogical Gold in the DAR Digital Resources Date: Friday, May 7, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. CDT Event Sponsor: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, Ill. Presenter: Jane Gregga, long-timeContinue reading “Virtual Event: Genealogical Gold in the DAR Digital Resources”

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