Saturday, January 10, 2009

Preserve Your Own Family Treasures!


Online historical records are full of clues that connect individuals and events in your family history. From military records to census records to old newspaper archives, there's an entire host of resources available when researching your family tree.

Besides online content, what family treasures are hidden in your shoebox, your attic, the cedar chest, even the garage? Look for family Bibles, photographs (found an old glass photograph of my great grandfather in his confederate uniform), diaries, letters and most importantly birth, marriage and death certificates. Scan and add them to your family tree---helping to preserve them for future generations. Older relatives, in particular, can often provide a wealth of information, stories, pictures and other family heirlooms.
We're all reflections of the ancestors who came before us, from our natural talents to the places we live and traditions we honor. Understanding our ancestors truly helps us understand ourselves..
Family history research is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States. Getting started is easy. With the help of the Internet, you can be on your way in just minutes....In one weekend, you can create a full memorial page for your love ones.
Make a special scrapbook for your family and give for a gift this Christmas...Nothing you could buy would mean more to the recipient...Isn't that what we should be doing at Christmas, giving of ourselves?...Get started by going to Ancestry.com....Right now they are offering a 14 day free trial....Sign up and get started.
I was always told my great grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee Indian...Well guess what! she wasn't.....decided to follow her blood line as most people follow the men's bloodline...Well how interesting....I am Spanish, Italian, Scottish, Irish, English, German & of course Cherokee, just on her side alone....

2 comments:

Jayne said...

My Christmas present to myself this year was a subscription to Ancestry and yesterday was the first time I've had a chance to sit down and use it. WOW! The day flew by in a flash and I've found so many wonderful things already. It's like a fever, isn't it?!! Enjoy the search; I know I will!

nanny*goat*primitives said...

Genealogy is a wonderful hobby and is almost as addicting as making primitives. Sue, I'm thrilled to hear your exploring your history!!

Love, Deanna