Category Archives: Family history

Digging Deep : Buried Landscapes of Pennsylvania

-By Michael S Sheaffer I can’t imagine personally any genealogist not having a strong interest in all aspects of history. Being a family researcher I always have had a keen interest in the areas where my ancestors had lived. The … Continue reading

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Flea Market Genealogy? The forgotten resource in genealogy research!

  Flea Market Genealogy an untapped resource Flea Markets are an untapped genealogical resource. As genealogists  we have combed boxes in the attics of our relatives looking for genealogical related items hoping find something to add to our family stories. … Continue reading

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Understanding the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (Videos)

By Michael S Sheaffer Since I posted about the Sanborn Maps on Friday (The Value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps), I have had quite the reaction to them. Many people have heard of them but have never used them … Continue reading

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Danny Dyer’s Cockney and Royal Roots

Danny Dyer’s Cockney and Royal Roots – Who Do You Think You Are? From a one time inmate of the workhouse to one of the most controversial figures in Tudor England… Shared from the Genealogist website 21st November 2016 The … Continue reading

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The Value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps From Michael S Sheaffer Not long ago did I stumble upon the value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance. I had known about them but never thought to seriously look at them from a genealogical point of … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Hall Museum

Americas Museum of Pilgrim Possessions Pilgrim Hall Museum I have personally wanted to visit this museum for many years after knowing a friend who had visited there a few years ago. Billed as the oldest continuing operated museum in America … Continue reading

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Know Your Family Health History

By: Michael S Sheaffer                                                                         … Continue reading

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