What were you doing at the turn of the century? Watching the Times Square Ball drop as Dick Clark prattled on? Were you hiding in a closet, worried about how Y2K would wreak havoc on your life? Were you partying like it was 1999?Author Ian Frazier masterfully wove together the happenings of the previous turn of the century with his own genealogical findings in the opening of his book, Family: “The Twentieth Century began on a Tuesday. On that day, all my great-grandparents but one were living in Ohio or Indiana.” What an enthralling way to tell your family history, as opposed to the tedious opening, “I was born...”Tell your captivating family history by describing what your grandparents were doing at the turn of the twentieth century. Discover this by finding them on the 1900 US Census or the 1901 UK Census.What will the 1900 US Census tell you about your ancestors? Name and address Color/race and gender Month and year of birth Marital status and number of years …Read more
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As a girl, Allison McCord loved her grandmother’s thick, white genealogy binder and spent many of her childhood vacation hours sitting on her grandmother’s springy couch, combing through pedigree charts, reading life sketches, and examining her ancestors’ faces in grainy Xeroxed photographs. Immersion in her family history gave her a sense of her own identity and filled her with a sense of awe as she discovered her family’s tragedies and triumphs.Uncovering her own history led Allison to study and acquire research methodologies utilized by genealogists and historians. Allison has a Bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University with research experience in Great Britain, the Midwest States, the South, and the Northeast and project management experience worldwide. She has extensive experience researching in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Writing thoroughly researched biographies is her favorite hobby.Allison is the mother of three …Read more
From Jessica Taylor, Legacy Tree President:Dick Eastman (a blogger I follow to keep up-to-date on many of genealogy's ins and outs) just posted this fun little video about naming the relationships in a Western family tree. My oldest daughter has been learning Mandarin this year, and Dick's post reminded me of a video I watched a couple weeks ago explaining the relationships on a Chinese family tree. Now THAT'S complicated!You can watch the Chinese family tree video here or in the viewer below: …Read more
We've been in business since 2004, and in that time, Legacy Tree has had countless numbers of people contact us about joining various lineage societies, with the most popular choice being the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR/DAR).While the documentation requirements for these societies differ slightly, the general steps for obtaining membership are the same. (For more information about the SAR and DAR, and additional details about each step listed below, see http://sar.org and http://dar.org.) 1) Determine if you are eligible to joinThis can seem like a daunting task! In order to join the SAR or DAR, you must be descended from a person who provided support to the American Colonies during the Revolutionary War. A common misconception is that the ancestor has to have actually been a soldier. This is not the case! Some examples of non-military service include farmers who provided food or supplies, men or women who donated money or goods to …Read more