Genealogy for Younger Children

There are many great ideas for getting our children interested in doing Genealogy. Mormon’s have been counseled to set aside one evening a week for family time. Called Family Home Evening, this is a prime time to teach different gospel principles, serve others...
Obituary Lookup Volunteers

Obituary Lookup Volunteers

Most genealogists have this in common – The excitement they feel from finding a new ancestor is so exhilarating and empowering that they want to share that feeling. Thus there are many genealogists doing volunteer work, hoping to help others find out more about...
Lost Cousins.com

Lost Cousins.com

LostCousins is a relatively new resource on the web. In the website’s own words: “LostCousins is the only family history site able to match you with cousins researching the same ancestors automatically, accurately & confidentially. Simply enter the...
Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

With the invention of the internet and online library websites and catalogs, people everywhere have realized that the local library they use to look to as the ultimate resource, may actually not carry everything they need in doing research. But even with this...

The 1864 Luxury Tax and Photographer’s Stamps.

One item that fell within this act were photographs. The act stated that sellers of photographs including daguerrotypes, ambrotypes, tin types and carte de visite, affix a stamp to the back of the photographs that were sold. The tax stamp period began August 1, 1864...
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