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Patrolman Patrick Gaffney’s Murder

Newspaper articles about Policeman Patrick Gaffney’s shooting and other related articles: Some of the images are small and illegible, so I transcribed the articles so that you can read them more easily. Dec 19,...

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Irish Naming Rules

Irish naming rules are used in many ethnic groups. It can be confusing when you are looking up your ancestors when you find many relatives with the same first name.  However, the Irish naming rules can be a big help...

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German Town Name Meanings

GERMAN TOWN NAME MEANINGS by Joseph Yakel The more I involve myself in genealogy research, the more curious and interested I become with other aspects of history that I might not have otherwise given...

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Family Lineage is a Treasure Hunt

FAMILY LINEAGE IS A TREASURE HUNT by Tom LeBaron Family lineage is one of the most interesting topics for anyone to discuss because it is unique to each family. Finding everything from royalty to heroes...

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Tap the Power

HOW TO TAP THE POWER OF THE  MOST IMPORTANT GENEALOGY LIBRARIES WITHOUT LEAVING HOME! by Chris Simeral If you’ve spent any time at all researching your family tree, or looking into your last name...

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Designing a Fun Family Coat of Arms

DESIGNING A FUN FAMILY COAT OF ARMS  by Chris Simeral Armorial bearings, or coats of arms, take us back to the glamour of the middle ages. In days of old, knights displayed heraldic devices on their...

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Family Dynamics

This week, I worked with a Patron of the Family History Center to find information about his Grandmother.  It was very interesting to say the least.  Looking in the Census records under www.ancestry.com proved to...

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Family Speak

The holidays are getting closer and that means that we will be preparing to get in contact with some of our relatives.  We’ll share our annual news about our families too.  This is a great...

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Easy Ancestor File Short-cut

Have you ever gone to a library looking for your family members but forgot that one piece of paper with their information on it that you needed?  I know that I have.  Once you...

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www.DeadFred.com

www.DeadFred.com  It’s a funny name but it is a really neat website!  People that have picked up photos at antique stores or other places can utilize the website to help others.  Anyone can post...