Category: Genealogy Tips

Cool Gaget

Now here is a product that I would get much use from. I can imagine using it to scan old photo albums without having to remove the pictures. It would be great to have on hand for scanning articles and other research documents. I think … Continue reading Cool Gaget


Poetry Keepsake

Here is a wonderful way to preserve your family legacy through poetry.  It is patterned after the poem by George Ella Lyons.  To learn how to write one of your own go here:  Writing as a Keepsake. Where I’m From by Carla Olson Gade I … Continue reading Poetry Keepsake

How Did Your Ancestors Sign Their Names?

Occasionally we come across a signature of an ancestor during our genealogical research. There are many things you can observe from them, one being the status of one's literacy ability. Some ancestors simply left their "mark", as indicated in their wills.  Others  signed their  own … Continue reading How Did Your Ancestors Sign Their Names?

You have a lot of work to do

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Cracking the Code on Cemetery Ciphers

Grave markers reveal not only names and dates, but often offer data that in many cases can be found nowhere else; ethnic origins, occupations and affiliations, beliefs and values, manner of death, names of relatives, even personal traits that survivors held dear. However, not everything … Continue reading Cracking the Code on Cemetery Ciphers