Draft cards are excellent sources of information on your military-aged ancestor. Drafts were used in most US wars and military conflicts until the end of the Vietnam War. Digitized draft cards from WWI and WWII will provide a laundry list of interesting and valuable information on your ancestors...
Old newspaper records are a terrific source of genealogical information of all kinds. You can find almost anything about your ancestors in old newspaper records. If you’re not using them in your research, you should be. This is what you may find in these old records...
How does your family celebrate Christmas? Do you do it in the typical modern American way, or do you use other traditions that are not so common in this country? If your ancestors, recent or distant, came from another country, do you know how they celebrated Christmas in their homeland, or if they even did at all? While many Christmas traditions around the world are similar, as the holiday has a common origin in the birth
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of individual variations in how the holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world.
If you know how your ancestors celebrated Christmas, it will allow you to know much more about what their lives were like, and who they were as people. It will also give you some ideas for old traditions you can adopt and make new again in your home to celebrate those ancestors, as well as your heritage. Here are some amazing and beloved Christmas traditions from around the world. This 82-page ebook consists of a collection of eleven
articles that I have written over the past few years. I hope that it will provide you with plenty of food for thought in your genealogy adventures.
I love collecting historical postcards from the United States. It’s been a hobby of mine for many years. I’ve acquired several doubles throughout, and I’m giving 10 postcards away for free each week! Winners will be drawn at random and announced right here. So, if you love American history and enjoy learning about historical
locations, be sure to sign up for this special drawing.