Category: Family Stories

Every family has a story. Every people has a legacy. These histories deserve to be treasured and shared with future generations.

  • How Do You Honor Ancestors? 12 Family History Celebrations

    How Do You Honor Ancestors? 12 Family History Celebrations

    The holidays are all about fun, food, tradition, and family – with family being the most important part. But so that we don’t have to limit celebrating our families during the holidays, let’s expand our horizons. That way, no matter what time of the year it is, we can answer the question: how can we […]

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  • 5 Fantastic Ways to Preserve Family Videos

    5 Fantastic Ways to Preserve Family Videos

    When we’re talking about family videos and how to preserve them, it’s always a great idea to keep those fun family moments. But then we remember about all of the different ways we’ve taken family videos over the years. We’re talking about film reels, slides, VHS tapes (of all sizes), and more. So, how do […]

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  • Family History: When Did Granddad Become a Citizen?

    Family History: When Did Granddad Become a Citizen?

    America is a land of opportunity and immigrants. So when you’re trying to find out more about your family, it can help to discover when your family became a US citizen. So, when did my grandfather become a US citizen? To find out when a grandfather (or another relative) became a citizen of the United […]

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  • Who Should You Include in Your Family Tree?

    Who Should You Include in Your Family Tree?

    As I do my genealogy, things get crazy fast when you’re from a yours-mine-and-ours type of family. Especially when you’ve got two brothers (one from another mother) with the same first name. The family tree gets complicated quickly. But do I leave someone out just to simplify? Who should you include in your family tree? […]

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  • Last Names that Come from Nature: 15 Origin Stories

    Last Names that Come from Nature: 15 Origin Stories

    Finding out about your last name is cool. But what if your family’s name has ties to nature? Can that help you learn about where you’re from or how your family took up that nature-based last name? Last names that come from nature can give clues to where a family comes from, where they lived, […]

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  • How Do Family Trees Work with Cousins?

    How Do Family Trees Work with Cousins?

    Some of my best memories growing up involve my cousins. They’re amazing people and I’m lucky they’re part of my family – but where do they fit in my family tree? How do family trees work with cousins? Cousins aren’t traditionally included in a family tree. However, expanded family trees can be built to include […]

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  • Where to Find Old Yearbooks (Do Schools Have Them?)

    Where to Find Old Yearbooks (Do Schools Have Them?)

    Sometimes it’s fun to browse school photos – whether your own or of an ancestor’s. But where can you find them? Do schools have old yearbooks? Or is there a better way to find old yearbooks – like maybe while at home and from a computer? Old yearbooks can be found in various places online […]

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  • Celebrating Genealogy: 9 Family Tradition Ideas Anyone Can Use

    Celebrating Genealogy: 9 Family Tradition Ideas Anyone Can Use

    Genealogy doesn’t have to be dry – or boring. In fact, if you learn some fun ways to celebrate it with family traditions, it can be downright fun – and amazing. So, let’s talk about family tradition ideas. Family traditions that celebrate genealogy can be both fun and educational – and they don’t have to […]

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  • 21+ Best Family Reunion Ideas to Celebrate Family History

    21+ Best Family Reunion Ideas to Celebrate Family History

    From what I understand, family reunions can either be huge drains – or can be amazing and enriching experiences. So what are some awesome family reunion activity ideas to help celebrate family history – that are also totally awesome? Celebrating family history can enrich family reunions by adding stories, creating traditions, cooking meals together, or […]

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  • Selecting the Safest Way to Store Family Documents

    Selecting the Safest Way to Store Family Documents

    Looking through old family photos and documents can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Especially if you’re trying to find the safest way to store those documents! What is the safest and best way to store important family documents? The safest way to store family documents is to create digital copies and then store the originals in […]

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