Tagged: history

Gramps Telling Stories - Estes Park, Colorado by Greg Younger, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Verbal Family Histories

All the advice for people starting to research their family history says to go and ask family members what they know. I was lucky that my grandparents provided me with a lot of information...

We found out about this magical library from my Wallpaper City Guide for Stockholm. There's something beautiful about piles and piles of books and my inner compulsive sorter took great satisfaction in knowing that they were all perfectly categorized and laid out.

Stockholm Public Library by Samantha Marx, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

The Allure of Libraries

With so much focus in genealogy on internet searches, it is important to remember that libraries can be very helpful in your search for ancestry. Some libraries are set up specifically for genealogy while...

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Why Genealogy Matters

Genealogy has undoubtedly experienced a rebirth in recent decades. The proliferation of online resources and the vast opportunities for crowdsourcing to expand one’s ancestral knowledge underscores the popularity boom that genealogy has experienced.  Currently,...

Coat of Arms from the Queen's Chair in the Great Hall, Stirling Castle by dun_deagh, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Exploring Heraldry

A few years ago, I went into a shop with a girlfriend.  It was called The Coat of Arms Shoppe and was dedicated to heraldry.  For those who don’t know, heraldry is the creating...

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Genealogy on Film and TV

Maybe you’re your family’s unofficial genealogist. Maybe you pore, dig, and hunt for facts about your ancestry, but no one seems to recognize how hard it is. Maybe you’ve just caught the family tree...

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