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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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COAL MINER RECORDS

  -By Michael S Sheaffer If you have Ancestors from Pennsylvania then you are likely to come across a coal miner or two.  The Pennsylvania State Archives has a great amount of coal mining records available in their  archives that … 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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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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Learn how to read prints and photographs-Library of Congress

         Sheaffer Genealogy                                                                     … Continue reading

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