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If your FamilySearch source box is a mess, try these four tips for organizing your data. 
If you’re like me, you enjoy having access to millions of free genealogy records on FamilySearch.org, and you may even find yourself having déjà vu as you conduct record searches. When I first star...
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“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” —Proverbs 17:22
Have you ever seen someone’s positive attitude improve a difficult situation?
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Family Memories: Favorite Genealogy Documents from Family Historians

Discover how critical documents helped genealogists illuminate their ancestry – and get inspiration to preserve your family memories for future generations.
As soon as you discover it, you know you have something special. Whether it’s an elusive Census record, a long-sought birth certificate, or an obituary feared forever lost, certain family history d...
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What is your favorite family tradition? A nearly 50-year family connection was recently perpetuated when a 16-year-old boy became a fire cadet, the third generation of the family to be associated with the fire brigade. 
A near 50-year family connection continued recently when 16-year-old Owen joined as a fire cadet and became the third generation of the Gunn family to be associated with the Brigade and pictured in the same spot. Back in 1966, Owen's grandfather, Colin Gunn, became a firefighter and posed for a ...
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Carte-de-viste photos were a new process that allowed six or more pictures to be created from one photographic plate. States often offered free Carte-de-viste photos as an incentive to volunteers. Orange McOmber volunteered for military service in his hometown of Gaines in January 1865, which resulted in this photograph being taken in nearby Albion.
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This is interesting information.
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Find out why the work with Freedmen's Bureau is so important and how it has already greatly aided Gladys Knight's search for her heritage. #DiscoverFreedmen www.discoverfreedmen.org
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Gladys, you're GORGEOUS. 
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“More than 95% of all the documents and artifacts of the life of an average person is lost with each successive generation” says oral history journalist Stephen F. Anderson. Learn how recording your own history and that of your family members will preserve much more for future generations. 
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Mary Elizabeth McNeill graduated from Torrance High School on January 31, 1936. Do you know who was the first to finish high school in your family?
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Have you ever tried to identify family members in scanned photos? The information can be difficult to track down, but there is an easy, low-tech way to label scanned photos that will save the hassle in the future. 
Scanning photos is the easy part. But how do you label them so everyone knows who is in them? There's an easy, low-tech way to label scanned photos.
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“Smile. This small action can help those who are overwhelmed or burdened.” —Hugo Montoya
Has a smile ever changed your day?
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Yep I keep smiling - helps my wrinkles go away
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Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820–1945
Ellis Island was not the only place through which immigrants came into the United States. New Orleans is just one of the many ports that accepted immigrants.
Suggested ports to also search: Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/47v27
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Digitizing your photo collection? Follow these 5 “musts” to properly create a digital archive of your family’s photos and documents.
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Great article! Another way is to use a digital camera and take a picture of the picture - bang already digital 🌞
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