W R Allen media on instagram
@w.r.allen
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Grand Canyon, 1947, shot by my grandfather, W. R. Allen.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This image is over 60 years old, reflecting a place carved 80 million years ago by the Colorado River or some ancestor to it. I don't know what camera my grandfather used. This photo predates his beloved Leica 3F. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The black and whites are outstandingly crisp. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #vintagephoto #grandcanyonnationalpark #grandcanyon #oldphoto #vintageblackandwhitephotos #landscapephoto #foundphoto #foundphotography #fineartphoto #coloradophotographer #familyhistorymatters #familyhistory #photographygenealogy #genealogy #1940s

Jan Avent media on instagram
@janavent27
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This was my early childhood, playing in the back garden with my younger brother, Patrick, my rag doll, and our best friend, Timmy the cat. Ahh, memories! (Photo taken around 1972). #memories #vintagephotos #oldfamilyphotos #oldphotos #familyhistory #cat #1970 #brother

von Memerty Memories media on instagram
@scottfreiherrvmemertythomas
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#learninganewlanguage and I must say this is a #toughone #polish definitely for #dummies #likeme , hopefully I shall get the Hang of this #badboy #language !! My Grandmother was #fluentinpolish amongst a number of others a true #polyglot , I have a Box full of #polishdocuments on our #familyhistory so hopefully I can get the Hang of this one so I can translate these on my own!! Maybe I'm just a #dreamer #butimnottheonlyone

Jenny K media on instagram
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My paternal grandfather. I’ve always been told that, of my grandparents, I resemble him the most. He died the year my parents were married, so I never met him (I was born 12 years later), and I don’t know what he was really like. This is the only picture I have of him, as far as I know. #ancestry #grandparents #inmemory #grandfather #mygrandfather #relatives #familyhistory

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#repost @historysa (@get_repost) ・・・ Event registrations are now open for the 2019 History Festival and Open Doors Weekend! Head to the History Festival website to get started (link in bio). South Australia’s History Festival is happening from 27 April to 31 May 2019⠀ #sahistoryfest @historysa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #southaustralia @southaustralia #adelaide #events #history #heritage #festival #historytrustsa #historyfestival #opennow #register #fun #cantwait #2019 #genealogy #familyhistory

@thegeneahistorian
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It was a big day for me! I went and interviewed my Great Uncle Harold about his life with my late Grandpa. It was a hard life and they overcame much. I recorded everything to be able to listen back and use it for the book I’m writing on my grandfather. Priceless information and stories. I am so thankful! Blog post coming soon. #familyhistorymatters #familyinterview #familyhistory #familyhistorian #genealogy #genealogist #storyteller #younggenealogist #relatives

dee rivers media on instagram
@deerivers24
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Preparing my table for the Christmas fair at the #blind Veterans Centre in Brighton last Saturday. Had a good day. Lots of interest in my #book 'Unexpected Answers ' #goodread #familyhistory #genealogy #truestory

@davidlockephotographer
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My father-in-law popped over from Russia to see his grandchildren and I thought I would surprise him with a quick portrait at 8am. I finally decided to put all the family portraits up in the hall so my sons, Foxton and Griffin can see their parents and grandparents. I shot my wife’s portrait about 11 years ago or more, my fathers portrait shot when he was in his 70s and the portrait of me, shot by my old friend and assistant- I think that shot was about a decade ago too. - - - - - #portrait #portraits #portraitphotographer #photography #photo #russian #russia #stpetersburg #malaysians #british #brighton #eastsussexphotographer #family #familyhistory

My Word media on instagram
@my_word_cts
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What story’s will she know about her Grandmother? 🔸 How will she know what her heritage says about her? 🔸 CAPTURE Your family story friends 🔸 We have a game that makes gathering your history fun in an impactful way 🔸 Head to the link in our bio to find out more #connectthroughstories

Elysha Rei media on instagram
@elysharei
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1 week into my @asialinkarts Creative Exchange residency at @studiokura - busy busy cutting every day

Kevin Cutbush media on instagram
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I got my crocheted poppies today from RSLWA, it was a great Rememberence Day gone, great having a poppy representing each soldier that passed away, 62 000 plus from WW1, great memento, makes you proud of your family history #anzac #rememberenceday2018 #100years #westernfront #gallipoli #perthwa #perth #rslwa #remembranceday #ww1 #familyhistory #100years #lestweforget

Richmond Historical Society media on instagram
@richmondhs3121
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Our November newsletter is out. Members check your email inbox for it. 💻Those receiving via traditional mail, check your mail box. 📫 The end of 2018 is fast approaching. Thank you to those that renewed their memberships. Anyone else still needing to renew can contact the society via email on [email protected] #richmond3121 #richmondhistory #history #newsletter #richmond #community #volunteer #familyhistory #localhistory #supportlocal #membership

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Today’s Searchroom Story stars Molly Dobson ⭐️ ⁣ Molly is currently studying for a master’s degree in history at the University of Chester. Her dissertation is going to be based around the fascinating subject of witchcraft accusations in Cheshire, particularly focussing on female accusers.⁣ ⁣ She has been studying our collection of consistory court records, and is especially interested in the case involving Anna Wright and Mary Briscoe, whereby Anna Wright accused Maria Briscoe of killing her child by witchcraft and demanded that she should be hanged for her crimes. (See our Halloween Instagram post for further information about this witchcraft story!)⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #searchroomstories #explorearchives #archives #history #familyhistory #research #cheshire #archivesofinstagram #archivesunlocked #specialcollections #specialcollectionsofinstagram #igerschester #historylover #witchcraft

Photo Restoration by Kim House media on instagram
@gene_genea
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Podding peas with grandma, Gladys Millian Brereton nee Heath, 1966 #genealogyphotoaday #genealogyblog #genealogyresearch #genealogyresearcher #family #love #life

@lynnswafflespics
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‪Monday Pic ‬ ‪Two really nice #victorian CDV’s 😍‬ Some great fashions on both of the CDV’s 😍 ‪Bought together & both taken by the same photographer J.Brown of #rhyl #wales‬ ‪Taken in different years so two different designs to backs of cards😃‬ Both by different printers🌸 ‪Do the people look related?‬ ‪#FamilyHistory #oldphotos ‬ ‪#FashionHistory #hats #vintageclothing #gentleman #vintage #victorianstyle #victorianfashion #cdv #photographer

@tzaddimade
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Drawing is seeing. . Some time ago, I shared a photo of myself when I was 17, and @tanis_frame noticed how I was holding my hand the same way then that I do now. It’s a little habit I hadn’t noticed before. . Tonight I was drawing from a photo of my grandparents... and I noticed my grandfather’s hand, curled up in a similar way. Then I notice my grandmother’s is curled too. . I didn’t get to know my grandparents until I was a teen, and barely so at that, so this feels oddly meaningful to me... even if it’s just a coincidence. . Drawing makes me see things I otherwise miss, even though I am always soaking in the visual details around me. Drawing makes me look even closer. . This is number 590 in my commitment to make and share daily.

Kayleigh Kidwell media on instagram
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I’ve spent the day thinking about my ancestors and the legacy they left behind. It got me thinking, what kind of legacy will I leave behind? What will I be remembered for? • I was watching a TV show today called The Generation Project, and the woman was trying to find more information about her great grandmother because she only enough to write one sentence about her. A woman’s entire existence, birthing and losing children, moving across the county, experiencing and overcoming hardships we can’t imagine facing, and her life was summarized in ten words. • It gave me some inspiration. One, to live a life I am proud of. A life full of love and happiness. A life that leaves those around me better. And two, to learn more about my ancestors so that I can understand the hardships they faced to better understand my own. I’m excited to dive back in to family history and I hope you take some time to remember those in your family tree, and to be grateful for their choices that shaped who you are. • #familyhistory #ancestry #gratitude #familiesareforever #liveyourbestlife #goforwardwithfaith #thegenerationproject #whatsyourlegacy

London Metropolitan Archives media on instagram
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Our Annual Closure period is now finished, so it’s business as usual from 9:30 today (for all our Opening Times, visit the website - link in bio) #londonmetropolitanarchives #ldnmetarchives #maps #prints #photographs #images #archives #exploreyourarchives #research #familyhistory #study #past #discover #yellowjumper #information #community #localhistory #londonhistory

Channing B. Howard (Principle) media on instagram
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Night Owl Genealogy lock in at Essex Prop House...... A genealogy find with our latest law book load. I have what everyone wants three Boston Metro phone-books 1940's... Doesn't this sound interesting, did your grandparents grow up in metro Boston? Look up there address there kin and what about businesses. It's great to look stuff up . Did your grandpa work at Flying Fingers Accordion School in Everett?? #familytree #genealogynerd #familyhistory #genealogyresearch #setdressing # propshop #photoshoot #essexma @visitessexma #mensroom #howardsentertainment86 @howards_entertainment #design #shootessex #production #networking #designlounge #interiordesign #glamour #visitessex

Amanda Plante media on instagram
@amandabears5000
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Thankful for Who I Am. What I Do/My Role/The Season I'm In. Disclaimer: this is not a photo of me or anything that I've done. This is not my role, nor does it correspond to the season. I did not take this photo. . A month or so ago, I met a wonderful lady at a craft brewery in my hometown of Amherst, Maine. Last census count totaled the population at 265 people. I never expected I'd meet someone who shares so much history with me and my family. . After much conversation (and a few hugs) with my new friend, I learned that she had grown up with my dad, was best friends with my high school boyfriend's mom (who is also my college best friend's mom-in-law, btw,) and that my great-grandfather had built a kitchen for her family in 1963. . Here is one of the photos Nancy sent me of my greatgrandad's handiwork. This photo and Nancy herself are both a part of who I am and the intricate details of my history. I'm so thankful that I got to meet her that day and learn a little bit more about myself. . #cy365 #ancestry #greatgrandfather #gramptreadwell #amherstmaine #maine #ruralmaine #talesfromthewoods #treadwell #family #airlinebrewing #history #familyhistory #kitchen #1960s #carpentry #whoiam #thankful

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Hopefully this is how you feel about your family. 🧡 Announcing the winner of our weekend giveaway! Congratulations to @marinemom9071 ! You will receive a $100 gift certificate to Family ChartMasters to go towards a chart of your choice! Don't worry, friends, we will be doing more giveaways soon. Keep watching for more updates! 🙌 . . . . . #familyhistory #genealogy #familyhistorychart #genealogychart #pedigreechart #family #familytree #familytreechart #sundaythoughts #thoughtoftheday #familyquote #giveaway #instagramgiveaway #giveawaywinner #heritage #history #ancestry #ipreview

Sarah Scott media on instagram
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Visited my Great-Auntie Ann as well as the home and farm my great grandma and grandpa Scott raised their family. Super cool day with my family. #generations #familyhistory #livingledgend #iaspire

Jennifer B media on instagram
@rookiegenealogy
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Love this picture of my grandma's brother, Adam Piechnik jr. Probably mid 1930's. . . . #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familyhistory #familyresearch #findingmyroots #rookiegenealogy #oldphotos #history

John Fong media on instagram
@35and50
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Going through Dad’s archives and out of all his photos, this is one I love best... just him and his buddies getting ready for a night out. . . . #blackandwhite #familyhistory #filmisnotdead #kodak #historyphotographed

🔴 ⚪️ emmy jean ⚪️ 🔴 media on instagram
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Day no: 18: grateful that the Lord magnifies our desires and efforts! I’ve had the desire and trying to do more family history and temple work and to follow the Prophet! Today as I got to work I checked my personal email really quick and there was a family tree email about a new feature on the site/app. At first I thought, just delete it or leave it for now, but something stopped me and I knew I should read it. I did and it took me to family search and within about a minute I was able to print 3 sheets of my family names to do their temple work! I felt like the Lord just plopped some big blessings and work right in my lap and I’m SO GRATEFUL. The scripture that came to mind in that moment was, “Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work.” Really, truly all it takes for the Lord to show us the way and bless us is a DESIRE and to just TRY a little and He will work MIRACLES!!!!! #november #thankful #gratitude #gratitudechallenge #familyhistory #familytree #familysearch

Carolynn ni Lochlainn media on instagram
@ancestorsalivegenealogy
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Ep 31 of the #podcast is up! We're talking #folklore again, but this time about the hardest gathering challenge of all: you vs. a room full of your #family or #friends at #holiday celebrations. I'll tell you about my first folklore gathering assignment at age 18, which was me vs. an Irish folk band called Dolores Keane and Reel Union. I was recovering from mononucleosis, and they plied me with Guinness until I couldn't see straight. Suffice it to say that you can learn from my mistakes. Then, I'll recommend Nancy Candea and @YogaImpact - specifically, her video at goo.gl/oq3z3c, a short and simple pranayama breathing video that I use to relax when I am tense. It's a great preparation for going into a potentially difficult situation, and gathering group folklore is definitely potentially difficult. I'll discuss other preparations you'll need to make for yourself, things you'll want to account for in the group, and things you'll need to let go of because hey, we can't control everything! ALSO, joining my #patreon now means GETTING SWAG!!!! Want a New Year's present delivered to your door? Join by December 15th at $15/month and You. Shall. Receive. #itunes #familyhistory #familytree #familysearch #genealogy #genealogist #myheritage #spotify #spreaker #blubrry #stitcher #youtube #listennote #patreoncreator patreon.com/ancestorsalive

Kallie Roberts media on instagram
@kroyal8
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Tonight, we had Thanksgiving and I was able to use my grandma’s crystal, grandpa’s pottery, and great great grandma’s China set from 1900 or so (that my parents helped us expand by giving us a rare matching serving plate for our wedding). I also learned my dad was able to trace our lineage back to a king in Scotland in the 1000s— true American Royal Family. I’m grateful for my family and family history. I don’t take this lightly and hope I never take it for granted (although I’m sure I do). #americanroyalfamily #familyhistory

Roots & Branches media on instagram
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Wade & Jones Families of Stone Mtn. GA about 1915. Photo includes my grandfather, great grandparents, & a great great grandfather. #ancestry #ancestors #roots #genealogy #familyhistory #familytree

@gracefull_parenting
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Big Relative Race fans over here! Congrats Team Red!!! @relativerace #teamred #byutv #familyhistory #familyrocks #familymakesusallwinners

EKay Curtiss media on instagram
@bestgenealogytips
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Family or Personal Histories - One Question at a Time - Question 37.⁣ .⁣ Ready to write your personal history or interview someone to write theirs? ...⁣ TAG someone to get them going ...⁣ Comment and share your answer ...⁣ .⁣ Question order isn't important and not all questions may apply - just jump in and get started⁣ .⁣ It's Easy Peasy:⁣ -- Get a notebook/journal ...⁣ -- Start a word document ...⁣ -- Record the answer ...⁣ -- Send an email and save responses ...⁣ -- Make a phone call (and record if possible) ...⁣ -- Make a visit and video/audio the discussion ...⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ #genealogy #familyhistory #familysearch #familytree #bestgenealogytips #genealogist #genealogytree #genealogicaltree #genealogywork #genealogytips #genealogygeek #familyhistorian #familyhistorymatters #familyhistoryresearch #gettingstarted #ancestor #ancestry #bestgenealogytips

@denis.sanacore
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Just dig into the family history, my grandpa Guglielmo Sanacore born in Palermo Sicily 1901 and his brother from New York, Jack Sanacory 1888. Proud to be part of this family heritage !😀 . . #denissanacore #sicilian #italian #heritage #sicily #familyhistory #jacksanacory #moonstruck #souvenir #grandpa #italianheritage #italian #italianfood #style #nonno

WeAreTheSibs media on instagram
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Judy was a girl who came to Hollywood. She grew into a beauty and became a part time model in Beverly Hills. Along the way, she had 2 kids from her first marriage. One of those kids, Steve, is pictured bottom left. Judy had 6 more kids after her first two and gave them all up for adoption. One of those kids searched for 25 years for the true story and for the bio family she never knew. The kids that Judy gave up had no idea that they had so many siblings! It wasn’t until this past January that the dots were all connected with the help of 23andme and the Internet. What a shock that 2 of the brothers grew up 5 minutes apart and are still 5 minutes apart! This family has all found each other and discovered the true story. While there has been much joy, there has also been some tragedies too. Pictured are all the sons that Judy had. Top right, a first meeting of Steve, Ron, and Larry. Middle pic is a first meeting of Larry and Stephen, and bottom right is Adam who the siblings never got to meet as he passed away in 2002. The Steve in the pic,bottom left,is not the same Steve in the top right. There were 3 versions of Steve’s because some were named by their adoptive parents. Follow for more twists and turns to this great story! . . . . . #adoptionjourney #adoptionstory #miracles #23andme #tlc #cnn #nbcnews #abcnews #humaninterest #cbsnews #nbcnews #latimes #adoption #cbsla #nbcla #abcla #people magazine #latimes #timemagazine #instastory #stories #love #hollywood #losangeles #hollywood #mrjesscagle @lisaling #nytimes #theellenshow @23andme #beverlyhills #familyhistory #lisalingstagram

@littleowltyto
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It has been about a year since my dino friend followed me home, so my human and I decided to take them to the @fieldmuseum to meet some other relatives. Did you know that our ancestors (birds and t-rex type dinos) might actually be related? The first picture shows what could have been a feathered dino! The stegosaurus is also one of our favorites because they were herbivores and we also prefer a plant diet. Sue, the famous T-Rex is getting a new exhibit, so we peaked in to say hi. They (they are gender neutral according to their website) used to be in the main entrance of the museum, but that honor now belongs to Máximo, a Titanosaur, the largest type of dino to ever live. We stopped by for a chat once we found a way to get to their face. All in all, a very busy day full of family history, perfect for the week of US Thanksgiving ♥️ ------- #hellomáximo #familytime #familyhistory #meetingforthefirsttime #history #fieldmuseum #feathereddinosaur #birdsaredinosaurs #owl #owlsofinstagram #dinosaur #dinosaursofinstagram #plushie #plushiesofinstagram #stuffies #stuffiesofinstagram #stuffedanimals #stuffedanimalsofinstagram

@jenniferh_runs
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I got to see Jon's family's Page Farm for the first time today! If I'm remembering this correctly, the farm was bought for $50 in 1852 by the Pages in my mother-in-law's family. Descendants of the guy who bought the farm include Roan Page and his wife Jane who are buried on the property. Roan was born in 1860, and Jane in 1861. Baby Liza Page was born in 1885 and died 3 years later. Her headstone reads "we will meet again." • My MIL says she remembers visiting her grandparents at their home on this farm back before they had electricity or plumbing, and that was as late as the 1960s. Water was brought up to the house pulled by horses from a creek at the bottom of their holler. (The farm is basically sharp hills with a deep holler in the middle, from my understanding.) There was also a well beside the house that isn't there anymore. My MIL says she remembers her grandmother doing laundry in a big pot over a fire outside. • What an incredible piece of history to still have in the family!!! • #familyhistory #pagefarm #middletennessee #centuryfarm

Laura Lakeway media on instagram
@lauralakeway
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This is a sweet, single-weight, fiber based print of my mother and her sister, Louise. It was taken in Rhode Island, either at their parent's house in Woonsocket, or at Aunt Louise's house in Cranston (since she’s wearing an apron). I'm guessing it's from the early 1970's and quite possibly taken on Thanksgiving. I remember going to both houses during the holidays. Our cousins from Mystic, CT would be there too. The moment the front door opened you were drawn in by all of the wonderful smells coming from the kitchen. I am in awe of people who can cook like that, with all the fixings, for a large family gathering. The timing of it all amazes me. I remember exploring the houses while we waited for dinner to be served. There was usually a football game on TV and a basketball game played outside. Although we might sometimes complain about being with our families during the holidays, it really is the greatest gift. Happy Thanksgiving week - Enjoy & travel safe. 46/52 #lakewayhistory #lakewayfamilyhistory #familyhistory #myfamilyhistory #oldphotos #familyphotos #oldfamilyphotos #myfamilyphotos #myoldfamilyphotos #ayearofreflectionandoldphotos #thanksgiving #sisters #rhodeisland

Linda Hammond media on instagram
@lynz302
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70 years apart. Same dress. Great Grandmother and Great Granddaughter. Sara is a doppelgänger. I tried to get her as close looking to the original photo as I could. The dress fabric itself is silk and over 80yrs old and was hand sew by Sara’s Great-Great-Great Grandmother. This is priceless. #dolly #toddlersofinstagram #doppleganger #priceless #familyhistory #sugarbea #minibea #iaminawe

Amber Malsberger media on instagram
@ambermalsberger
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🎄🎄 Christmas Traditions 🎄🎄 - Eric & I have been married for 4 years & one of my favorite Christmas Traditions is decorating the tree. We turn on Bing Crosby Christmas tunes 🎶, wear our lighted necklaces & fluff and light the tree together while sipping on mimosas 🍾 ! - This tree 🎄 we put up every year is so special to me because it has been in Eric's family for decades, passed down from his great grandparents. I love imagining all the Christmas Eve's spent around this tree & all the family gatherings the tree has been apart of. 👪 - I so LOVE the idea of going and getting a real tree 🌲 but for now I am hanging on to the sweet history and tradition this tree brings. - What are some fun traditions you and your loved ones do? I'd love to hear!! 😁🎄🎅

@jasthenewf
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What I wouldn't give to see these sights again for a day or two #duntara #hometown #familyhistory #outportnewfoundland #bonavistabaynl #devereaux

Karl Vaughan media on instagram
@karl_vaughan
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I’ve been recently sent some amazing pictures of two of my great grandfathers who served in World War 2. On the top is Corporal (I think) Frank Booker, British Army. In the image he is guarding Josef Krämer ‘The Beast of Belsen’ of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp and who was also Commandant of Auschwitz-Birkenau (Edit: I think the girl is Irma Grese). I’m also trying to find out what regiment my great Grandfather was in as the information my family have is very limited. At the bottom is Junior Radio Officer Stanley Owen, Merchant Navy. I also have copies of his medal cards from the National Archives which is brilliant! #worldwar2 #ww2 #family #familyhistory #britisharmy #merchantnavy #history

Vicki Evers Iseminger media on instagram
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52 Ancestors Week 46: Random Fact. Family story debunked! The circumstances of the death of my Great-Uncle, PFC John H. Meints, who was killed in action in St. Lo, France 15 July 1944 were misunderstood by his family. From my September 15, 2015, interview with my Grandma Frieda (John’s sister), I learned the family thought there wasn’t a body to bury and they chose not to have his remains shipped home. Grandma said, “They said when he, was it France, when he landed there he stepped on a whatchamacallit and it blew him to pieces.” After a year and a half of waiting, I recently received John’s Individual Personal Death File. John’s cause of death was actually a gunshot wound to the chest. It appears there was some confusion between PFC John H. Meints and T/Sgt John G. Meints. T/Sgt Meints “platoon sergeant of Company C’s 1st Platoon, crawled up to the right flank of a machine gun position to destroy it with hand grenades; but it was at the cost of his own life.” My Aunt Margie said, “The way I understood they had a whole bunch who were killed at the same time they just buried them all together. They could have brought a body home but Grandma {Rosie Meints} said it probably wouldn’t have been his anyway and she said just leave him there.” PFC Meints’ final resting place is Plot E Row 19 Grave 40, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France. T/Sgt Meints was shipped home and his final resting place is in plot 2-033 in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Pickrell, Gage County, Nebraska. Photo: Ervin Remmers and John Meints 1941. I think this photo could have been taken on Ervin’s wedding day. Ervin married John’s sister Lorraine 4 Nov 1941. “The groom had as his best man Private John H. Meints, brother of the bride. The groom and best man were in uniform, as well as Chaplain Reents. They are all stationed at Camp Joseph T. Robinson near Little Rock, Arkansas.” Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska, Sun, Nov 9, 1941, pg 8. Photo courtesy of Ervin Remmers’ granddaughter. . . #52ancestors #meintsfamilyhistory #familyhistory

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“Me, Candi (my biological mom), my mom Sharon (adopted mom). Did you know that I was adopted at the age of 4?...Last year on #blackfriday I decided to get the #23andme to look into my family history. It’s something that my sister and I always struggled with not knowing. What is our background, what kinds of family health history do we have? So it was so cool to have the results come in to show us a part of us that we never knew...Being adopted is just a part of what makes me, me! Thank you @23andme .” Thank you for sharing your DNA story, @haileyengstrand! ❤️#NationalAdoptionDay

Oskar & Julia® media on instagram
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SUCH A FUN WEDDING!🤩 We had such a blast performing at the Reynolds Wedding in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Love all of these photos! #oskarandjulia #saucerock #tour #uk #uktour #ireland #england #scotland #northernireland #easterrising #comedown #mountains #rollinghills #irish #scottish #english #heritage #ancestors #family #familyhistory #music #acoustic #acousticmusic #acousticguitar #guitar #musician #husbandandwife #travel #traveling #brandambassador 📸: @xavier68333

VIVID EYE CARE | Optometry media on instagram
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Having a family history of eye disease can put you at a higher risk for developing one yourself. ⠀⠀ Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and other eye diseases can be genetic. ⠀⠀ If you do have a family history of eye disease, it's a good idea to schedule an eye exam. Talk to your doctor about your family's history. That way, you can take the appropriate preventive steps to minimize your risk and save your sight. Contact our office for more info. 🇨🇦 1020-356 Cranston Road SE, Calgary, AB ☎️ 1-403-724-0101 🌐 vivideyecare.ca ⠀⠀ #vivideyesyyc #eyes #optometrystudent #optometryschool #yycoptometrist #optometrist #optometry #optometrylife #odlife #ophthalmology #eyehealth #eyedoc #eyeexam #yychealth #yyclifestyle #yyc #yycnow #yyctoday #calgarybuzz #healthyeyes #seebetter #visioncare #eyecare #familyhistory #healthhistory #hereditary

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Pictured here on an ancient scroll great great great great great grandfatherJaven the Boat Guy wishing his satisfied customers fair seas and good pillaging #lethbridgevw #volkswagen #jasenthecarguy #family #familyhistory #familybusiness

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#onthisday in 1803, Elizabeth Ann Seton, her husband William, and daughter Anna Marie were quarantined in Livorno, Italy. They had sailed to Italy, hoping the warmer climate would improve William's health. However, Italian officials thought William had yellow fever, and so they quarantined the Seton family. They were quarantined for almost a month. #elizabethannseton #shrine SetonShrine #history #familyhistory #family

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From the Orange County FamilySearch Library at 674 S. Yorba St. Orange, CA 92869. (Will also be closed 11/19-11/24 for Thanksgiving holiday break.) #genealogy #familyhistory #familysearch

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Yesterday we saw the original Hermon homestead and this little store. This was once the Hermon family store. It’s changed a lot since back then (new color, new facade, apparently a different sleeping man on the front porch 😂), but it was so cool to see where the family came from. Also know this city girl never would have survived living that life. - #familyhistory #ancestry

@shardyhaha
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In Manchester this week for work. Visited this war memorial which has my Great Grandfather listed (John Hardy). He actually died in 1977, but was presumed dead at the time they built this memorial. #manchester #familyhistory #worldwar1 #lestweforget🌹

@hollywschulz
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Came across my grandma’s old report cards. Proof that I come from a long line of “average”. 😂

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@atomicscott
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My Great Grandparents Fred and Blanche Bradley with my Grandfather Ronald (at the top right), and going counterclockwise, my Uncle Curt, Evelyn, Gladys (on her mother’s lap) and Fred Jr.. #arlingtonheightsillinois #arlingtonheightsillinoishistory #bradleyfamily #familyhistory

@yardsticktheturtle
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Jurassic Park and snuggles with mom #yardstick #turtle #familyhistory #longneck

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@mstiffanii
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I should be cleaning up the house and laundry today but the ancestors were on my mind this morning. I was at 485 hints “leaves” and worked it down. I have over 400 hints on each of the other trees I am researching too. I love finding ancestors and trying to reveal their life story. Road trippin’ for the holiday and I will have time to work some of these down. Genealogy is my life long hobby and it never ends because I want all the information. When I get tired with my tree, I work on the other 2 trees I manage. #ancestry #blackgenealogy #genealogy #genealogist #myheritage #knowyourroots #ancestors #familyhistory #findagrave

@clemence_thieulin
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✅trouvé aussi son livre de broderie et ses notes manuscrites #creatives #generations #notrehistoire #embroidery #love #family #familyhistory

Enoch Crosby NSDAR media on instagram
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We had 4 prospective members sign their NSDAR paperwork this past week. We had a daughter, a mother and her sister sign together. Talk about keeping it in the family! Can't wait to welcome them as new members! #enochcrosby #todaysdar #nsdar #nydar #daughtersoftheamericanrevolution #revwar #americanhistory #americarevolution #familyhistory #sassynortheast #brewsterny #putnamcountyny

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Genealogy Tip: Like any relationship, Genealogy takes time, commitment, love and patience.⁣ .⁣ TAG one of your favorite genealogists.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ #genealogy #familyhistory #familysearch #familytree #bestgenealogytips #genealogist #genealogytree #genealogicaltree #genealogywork #genealogytips #genealogygeek #familyhistorian #familyhistorymatters #familyhistoryresearch #gettingstarted #ancestor #ancestry #bestgenealogytips

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Today is my abuelito's birthday. He was a strong father figure in my life. In 2011, I came home on emergency leave from Iraq when I heard he passed. He wasn't perfect but I love him, and I'd give anything right now to spend another day in this life with him. I'm really grateful for my Savior and for his plan to allow families and loved ones to be together again. #sanluispotosi #abuelito #familyhistory #gratitude #planofsalvation #neverforgotten

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Priscilla Rose Ventola aka my creative, clever and funny Aunt Joanie. Died on this day in 1986. #genealogy #familyhistory #familyphotos #family artist

@kerrisbookblog
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This is my Grandmother’s Autobiography. We spent the weekend celebrating her life. I think her life was fascinating and a loved being able to read more about it in her book. What a great reminder to write down our history so that our posterity can learn more about us. • Although this is different then most books I post about I just had to share. She was 91 years old and had been married to my Grandpa for almost 69 years. She will be greatly missed. ❤️ • She had a Bachelors degree in Nursing and raised 7 Children. She was a big reader all her life, even as she got older and her vision made it difficult. She was a wonderful example.📚📖❤️ • Do you journal or have your autobiography started? • #autobiography #familiesareforever #lovemyfamily #familyhistory

C K Wagner media on instagram
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Diez, Germany 1945 taken by Paul Double while serving in the US Army during WWII. Paul was my grandmother's second husband and a good grandfather figure to me. #diez #germany #wwii #wwiihistory #europe #oldphoto #ancestry #ancestor #ancestors #genealogy #familyhistory

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Last night I was chatting with @sylbass, who had posted some old family photos from Cuba, about the events that prompted her family to come to the United States. Her story was fascinating. Terrible, sad, maddening even -- but fascinating. . Reading it got me to thinking about how little I know of that story, and how many more like it there must be. Not just from Cuba, but from all over the world. Most of our families, after all, have their own immigrant stories -- stories of how we became American. . And here we are coming up on Thanksgiving, a holiday that honors a story we Americans like to tell about ourselves: settlers and natives, peoples from different parts of the world and with different experiences, coming together to share a meal and begin to build a community. . So I had an idea. What if we, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, reflected a little on our own families' immigrant stories? What if we shared them here, so others could get a glimpse into why our families came, what they went through, how they acclimated to their new land? . Some of our stories, no doubt, are inspiring. Others are sure to be painful. Immigrants have come to this country seeking liberty and opportunity, but they have also come fleeing war, want, and oppression. Many -- so many -- were brought by force. And many, of course, were here before any ship dropped anchor on these shores. . But all of our families, in some way or another, became American. And so we all have a story to tell. . I would love to hear yours. . If you know your family's story and you'd like to share it, simply write a post or record an Instagram Story and tag it with #howwebecameamerican. (I'm going to enjoy reading/watching these as I prep for Thanksgiving! And I'll post my own family's story tomorrow.) . If you don't know your family's immigrant story, maybe take the opportunity of the upcoming holiday to ask about it. We'd love to hear about it next weekend, or whenever you're able and willing to share. . Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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За эту неделю я узнала: -- Свою родословную до 1717 года. Дворцовые крестьяне села Меленки Унженской дворцовой волости, Рощины, в конце 18 века, когда село стало городом, были записаны купцами 3 гильдии -- Наконец мне ответил муромский краевед, и семейная легенда о том, что что прапрадед был управляющим имением в Муроме обросла именами и адресами -- А сегодня пришло от родственников это замечательное фото Маруси Неудачиной. Трогательное? Очень хочу узнать ее судьбу А вы любите старые фотографии? Нет ничего невозможного. #familyhistory #историясемьи #историявписьмах #поисквархивах #поискпредков #помощьпопоискувархиве #родословная #родословныекниги #родословноедрево #муром #неудачины #старыепленки #староефото

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From the "My Book by Dirty Duke" scrapbook collection. Ray putting on a show in the ring. I can't quite make out the name scrawled on this first photo, but I know he frequently wrestled in Mexico. The second headline clipping provides a bit of detail about this. However, I think this first photo is most likely in the states. That said, the last photo is most definitely from a ring match in Mexico City. #archivalaardvark #familytree #familyhistory #familysearch #familypicture #familyarchive #family #familyhistorian #oldfamilyphotos #geneabloggers #wrestlinghistory #mexicocity