Thankful for My Badass Puritan Pilgrim Ancestors

The terms “badass” and “Puritan” probably shouldn’t go together but for this post, I’m daring to use them side by side. As we prepare our Turkey dinners and get ready to spend time with family and friends tomorrow, we reflect on what Thanksgiving truly means and how it all began.  In doing genealogical research this past year, I’ve discovered several ancestors who arrived to America in the 1600’s during what was referred to as The Great Migration. During this time, English Puritans arrived to The new world in hopes to free themselves of religious persecution and start anew with a like-minded

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Tuesday Tip: Genealogy Volunteering

Since I’ve been tied up with the class I’m currently taking, I’ve admittedly been slacking in the blog department. I wanted to make sure to share a tip for this week. What better way to get acquainted with genealogical terms and processes than to participate in genealogy volunteering? I have been volunteering my time for genealogy causes for about a year now and it has helped me in many ways. Here are a few ways to get involved: Records Transcription: With organizations scanning thousands of original documents every day, there is a great need for transcription services. Transcribing consists of

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