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  • Family Food Story recently introduced a new section on their website to help you preserve your special family memories: Recipes! I am so excited about this new feature because I love food and food traditions, and this resource has given me a little push to work on my family cookbook. Another great way to get excited about […]
  • Jumbo Family Trees
    In preparation for a reunion with my mother’s extended family, we were all given the assignment to research one of our ancestors. Each family received a questionnaire that guided us through the process of getting to know some of the basic facts and stories about our assigned ancestor. The process was very simple, so anyone […]
  • Homeland Heritage Celebration
    Every year, I make a special dinner with different rainbow-colored or green-colored foods to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with my family. This year, however, the holiday took on a little more meaning to me. As I was searching my family tree on, I found that I had an ancestor from Ireland—a grandmother, Mary Ann […]
  • Three Ways to Use FamilySearch Family Tree
    by Kathryn Grant Did you know that there are three versions of FamilySearch’s Family Tree you can use as you help others with their family history? Deciding which one to use can be an essential part of helping others have a positive and joyful experience as they find their ancestors.   Versions of Family Tree […]
  • Relatives Around Me
    Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to those around you? If not, you will now . . . Sorry. But, there is good news! Relatives Around Me, a new feature in the FamilySearch Family Tree app, can tell you the answer.  How It Works  To try […]
  • Three Ways to Take Aim at Southern Brick Walls
    Tracing ancestors in the American South in the 19th century produces some of the most frustrating genealogical challenges. The troublesome trademarks of these searches are all too common: ancestors who married before 1850, and therefore do not appear by name with their parents in earlier censuses; a female family member who married and changed her Read More
  • Reconnect with your Roots this Summer
    Traveling can bring any family closer together, but imagine an RV camping trip that connects your family to past generations and the places that populate your family’s history. The comfort and convenience of an RV can be a great motivator for families to take a trip to travel back in time. Here are our best Read More
  • Family History Goes to School
    The final weeks of the school year can trigger anxiety, especially if project deadlines are involved. If younger students are stumped about how to complete an assigned project, consider whether family history could be the key to their success. Crystal Farish, a researcher at AncestryProGenealogists, helped her own children connect with their past through school Read More
  • World War II Book Resources on Fold3
    I was thinking about what to write for this month’s article and chose to look for D-Day resources on Ancestry and Fold3. I started with Fold3 with the idea there would be some reports that mention D-Day, and I found some in the WWII War Diaries, a collection with a large number of Naval reports. Read More
  • Murder in Matera: One Woman’s Quest to Uncover a Family Mystery
    Thirteen lucky years ago I began searching for my great-great-grandmother, Vita. As a child I had heard stories of Vita Gallitelli, how she and her husband, Francesco Vena, had committed a murder in Southern Italy. How she had escaped to America with her two sons in 1892, settling in my future hometown of Jersey City, Read More
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  • Lillian Exum Clement Stafford Papers, PC.2084
    [This blog post was written by Fran Tracy-Walls, Private Manuscripts Archivist in the Special Collections Section.] Announcement of Lillian Exum Clement Stafford Papers, PC.2084, and Tribute to Exum, the American South’s First Female State Representative, and to her Father I am very pleased to announce that the Lillian Exum Clement Stafford Papers, PC.2084, are now […]
  • Digital Services Section New Staff Introduction Series
    Since the start of 2017, several new staff members have joined the Digital Services Section. All of us will be making regular blog posts on History For All the People, so we thought it would be nice for each of us to introduce ourselves, describe our roles in DSS, and preview the projects we’re working […]
  • Friends of the Archives Hosts “North Carolina and WWI” Event June 19
    [This blog post comes from a Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources press release. You can find other press releases on] Raleigh, N.C. – One hundred years ago, America entered the Great War and thousands of North Carolinians answered the call to serve their country at home and overseas. To commemorate the centennial of […]
  • World War I Wednesday
    April 6, 2017 marked the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I. This summer several North Carolina institutions are teaming up to share World War I history through social media. Every Wednesday from June through August, they will post information about items from their collections using the hashtag #WWIWednesday.  The groups taking […]
  • State Capitol to Host Presidential Signature from the State Archives of NC
    [This blog post comes from a Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources press release – you can find other press releases on] RALEIGH, N.C. – Visitors to the State Capitol this summer will have a chance to view a signature of Thomas Jefferson! From Thursday, June 22nd through Tuesday, July 11th, the Capitol will […]

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