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How To Find & Read Railroad Death Records


American history is rich with the development of railroads, which played a critical role in transportation and commerce. However, accidents were an unfortunate consequence of this booming industry, with many families losing loved ones in railroad incidents.  For descendants of the deceased, finding information about their relatives can be challenging, especially if the incident happened […]

A Complete Guide To Finding Ancestry Birth Records

ancestors is known as one of the largest online collections of family records. From marriage bonds to death records, it has a vast information archive that can help you learn more about your ancestors and family history. If you’re digging into your family roots, one good place to start is in Ancestry birth records. How […]

How To Find & Understand Death Records


Death records are essential documents that can provide valuable information about a person’s life and family history. They typically include crucial details such as the date and cause of death, place of burial, and other vital information.  But while death records are maintained by various government agencies, locating and understanding them can be a daunting […]

How To Find Your Birth Parents Without Their Names


For many, the desire to know their biological parents is a deep and essential part of their identity. However, finding your birth parents can be challenging and emotional, especially when you don’t have their names.  This can feel like an insurmountable obstacle, but you can take some steps to uncover their identity. Whether you have […]

How To Read A Delayed Birth Certificate


When researching your family tree, one of the most important things to establish is an ancestor’s date of birth. An ancestor’s birth records can tell you a lot about the times and culture they lived in, as well as their birth order compared to other family members. But, during your search, you may have noticed […]

A Guide To Understanding Marriage Bonds

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Researching your ancestor’s marriage history is a great way to explore your family tree. You can research various types of marriage records to learn more about how your current family came into being and who you’re related to. One type of document you can look through to learn more about your family history is marriage […]

How To Find Your Ancestor’s Occupational Records


What Are Occupational Records? Occupational records are records where you can find a person’s job or career, aside from other personal information. In the past, a person’s occupation was found in other records or certificates and was sometimes mentioned in newspapers or obituaries. Why Are Occupational Records Important? Occupational records help you learn what were […]

Female Ancestors In Your Family Tree

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Why Are Female Ancestors Hard To Find? For many families, it seems that finding information about your female ancestors is more complicated than finding information on your male ancestors – why is that? For the most part, it’s because your female ancestors often take on their husbands’ last names when they get married. Most records […]

A Quick Guide To Designing Husband And Wife Headstones

For many people, it’s not easy to emotionally process a life partner’s passing – it’s like losing a meaningful part of yourself. It may give you some peace of mind to know that you two can still be together in the end and even choose how your love will be remembered. Need some ideas? Keep […]