Starting My Family Tree

Are you a beginner to genealogy?   Here are the steps to building a strong foundation in researching a family tree. The task of starting a … Read more

Military Headstones

Military Headstones Can Provide Excellent Information For Genealogy Research

Who is Eligible for a Government-Issued Headstone? Upon request and at no charge to the applicant, The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supplies … Read more

getting to know our ancestors

Getting To Know Our Ancestors

There Can Be Clues Hiding In Those Papers Researching a family tree can lead to a huge collection of papers and things. A second or … Read more

tradition of bringing home the dead from American Wars

The Tradition of Bringing Home America’s War Dead

Some interesting facts about the tradition in our country of bringing home the dead during American wars.   Civil War The American Civil War had over … Read more

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The Genealogical Importance of an Individual Deceased Personnel File

Finding information about family members in the military when records were lost or destroyed. Sadly, many of us, me included, have ancestors that were killed … Read more

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The Importance of Teaching Our Children Their Genealogy and Family History

I have been interested in my family tree for as long as I can remember.  I always loved listening to everyone’s stories, trying to store … Read more

digitizing family research

The Importance of Digitizing Family Research

Family tree research leads to acquiring a lot of things.   Things like photos, letters, wills, and jewelry.  It can be a little overwhelming trying to … Read more

1925 Rescued Hand Written School Yearbook Now at the Museum

Scrapbook Finds New Home This precious school yearbook has found a new home.  This has been delivered to the OLD POST OFFICE MUSEUM in Graham, … Read more

Finding Little Clues

Aren’t Grandmothers Great? Grandmothers are the absolute best at keeping things. When it comes time to find all the family goodies just go look through … Read more card catalog search

Using Ancestry’s Card Catalog

Why Use the Card Catalog on To begin go to search and slide down close to the end where you see card catalog. Why? … Read more

using newspapers to find family story

Using Newspapers to Tell a Family Story – The History of a Marine

The story of Marine – Jesse Melton Browne Jr. and tips on finding his history using newspapers! I absolutely love it when things just come … Read more

Accidental Finds and Looking for Details

That Crazy Dejavu Feeling! Today I have a photo I’m researching, a large maybe 8×10 photo ( I didn’t measure it, but this is close) … Read more