January 12, 2015

Mathew Smayda (28 Jan. 1890 to 30 Dec. 1967) and Julia (Hoder) Smayda "Smajda" (1863 - 2 Apr. 1931) Headstone - My Great-Great-Grandparents.    

Newspaper articles about Officer Patrick Gaffney's shooting and other related articles: The images are so small and illegible that I transcribed the articles so that you can see exactly what they state. March 18, 1919 GROGAN, GUNMAN, SAYS HE'S GUILTY Cleveland Crook Puts His Case Up to Judge ...

Ireland Castle

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 too.   This guide will help you to sort through the names, if your ...

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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 much thought to. Take for example, the names of German cities, ...

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 in family lineage is exciting. Having a personal record of family ...

Home Library

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 origins, you probably already know just how valuable libraries can be ...

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 horses'' comparisons, their servants'' liveries, and on their banners and shields. As ...

Family History

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 be very successful!  We were able to find his Grandparents and ...

Phone Booth

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 time to gear up to talk to your relatives about any ...

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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 have progressed in your genealogy enough you will find that you ...

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