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Celebrating Family History

Family History Expos is pleased to announce our new company “Celebrating Family History!” Our founder Holly T. Hansen learned early in life that family history heals. It is on that premise that Celebrating Family History is built. She is quick to credit her maternal grandmother for instilling her with a love of family history at an early age. “My first memories of family history were hours spent with my grandmother Shupe.”  She told Holly stories about her family, showed... Read More →

Ask-the-Pros – Question and Answer – Reliability of the U.S. Census

David Rumsey Map Collection, Map of the United States, 1809. Published by Abraham Bradley. Question: An ancestor lived in early Virginia which was subsequently divided into other counties and state. Assuming that person lived in the same home but the land was annexed to another state. Their birth would be, legally I assume, would be in that city, county state at the time. A few years later, the same piece of land ended up in an neighboring state. The census taker comes along and asks about place... Read More →

Special Invitation to Northern California Family History Expo

The time is quickly passing and the Northern California Family History Expo is right around the corner. This is an important opportunity for all of those in the Northern California area to gather together to sharpen their genealogical skills. The Expo will be held at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento , California 95841 on June 28, 2013 to June 29, 2013. The Expo begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and ends at 4:30 pm on Saturday. The Northern California Family History... Read More →

Ask-the-Pros – Question and Answer – Finding a train wreck

Question: I am trying to find an account of a local train accident that killed a relative in 1883 outside of Buchanan Ky. I have contacted the C&O railroad but records such as these were destroyed. I have contacted the library genealogy dept in Boyd County, but they find no record. Any ideas of where I can go from there? Answer: The first place I would research would be the newspapers. But I always start by identifying the locations on a map and getting an idea of the county and the adjacent... Read More →