For our ancestors living in rural America—where half the US population resided as late as 1920—mail-order catalogs served “not only as a marketing tool, but also as school readers, almanacs, symbols of abundance and progress, and objects of fantasy and desire,” according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago (a city that was home to both Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck. Read about how mail-order catalogues might have shaped your ancestors' lives.Read More
Have you ever tried to plan a family reunion when the planning committee members live thousands of miles apart? My cousins and I had approximately a year to organize a three-day reunion for 150 relatives, and we could only get together as a group once during that time. Our secret...Read More
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One of the best things about the Internet is the ability to find and correspond with new cousins. Once you begin posting and answering online queries, you'll be amazed at the number of new cousins who appear in your life. I was fortunate enough to connect with Knox family...Read More
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