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Why Create a Family Tree Online? 5 Good Reasons

Here’s Why Using an Online Family Tree Maker is an Important Part of Family History Research

Good Reasons to Create a Family Tree Online

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Creating a family tree can be a fun aspect of family history research, whether you’re a novice family historian or seasoned genealogist — especially when you stumble upon fascinating family stories to add to its branches! Of course, family tree builders offer much more than simply being an enjoyable way to document your family history. In fact, they can play a crucial role in the family history research process.

Online family tree makers have become very popular in recent years as they offer some big benefits to those researching their ancestral past.

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21 Things Only People Who Grew Up in Detroit Will Understand

You Know You’re From Detroit If You Can Relate To These Things

If you’re from Detroit, Michigan, you know how great of a place it can be in which to grow up and make wonderful family memories. In fact, we have a number of Crestleaf members from Detroit, plus Detroit records in our surname database that can help Detroiters like you share their amazing family stories. And even though Detroit is known to some outsiders as apocalyptic America, true Detroiters know that “Detroit Rock City” is a town that is on the upswing and still has a lot to offer out-of-town guests and its own citizens, alike. So we decided to shed some light on what it truly means to be from Detroit — and proud of it! 

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These 21 photos will remind you of what life was like growing up in the great city of Detroit!

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African-American Genealogy: 80 Top Resources for Finding Your African Ancestors

A Collection of African-American Genealogy Resources

African American Genealogy Resources If you’ve hit a brick wall in your African-American genealogy research, you’re definitely not alone! You’ll likely find it more difficult to find certain records than with other types of genealogy research if you have African and slave roots since record keeping for African Americans prior to the Civil War just wasn’t thought of.

But don’t get to frustrated just yet. There are plenty of great African-American genealogy resources available on and offline, so we compiled a list of 80 African-American ancestry links to help you fill in some genealogy research holes and add missing stories to your family tree.

From African-American surnames, to Freedmen’s Bureau records collections and helpful blogs, you’re likely to find a long lost family member by utilizing our list below.

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10 Historical Inventions You Probably Didn’t Know Were Patented by Women

These Brilliant Inventions by Women Changed the World as We Know It

10 Incredible Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

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When you think about great inventors, you likely think of men such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and even Bill Gates. Though these men and others innovated new products that changed our modern lives for the better, they often overshadow brilliant women inventors whose incredible contributions should also be acknowledged and praised.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we decided to showcase some amazing things you might not know were invented by women and we use in our daily lives.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Things Cost in the 1950s Compared to Now

These Things Cost Way Less in the 1950s

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If you were born in the 1950s, you were one of those lucky kids who grew up in a much simpler, more wholesome time; a time when living presently was more important than checking your text messages, everyone left their doors open to neighbors without fear and mom was always there with freshly baked treats upon your return home from school. And not only was your life in the 50s simple in terms of daily life activities, but you undoubtedly recall that the cost of living was much simpler, too. Continue reading

Want to Live to Be 100 Years Old? Then Live in These 10 States

Are You Already Living in One of Them?

With life expectancy rates increasing year after year, Americans are now living longer lives than they ever have before. According to the CDC, improvements in treatment options for heart disease and stroke have helped U.S. citizens live longer, fuller lives. But what if where you live could also have a significant impact on your lifespan?

Live to Be 100 Years Old

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Do You Remember These 8 Funny TV Moments from the 1940s and 50s?

These Classic Clips Will Have You Laughing All Over Again

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If you grew up in the 40s and 50s, you’ll recall that though television programming was fairly basic (only four channels existed!) there were quite a handful of entertaining TV shows that kept you glued to the carpet week after week. It probably seems like it was just yesterday when you first watched Howdy Doody, The Ed Sullivan Show, Candid Camera, You Bet Your Life, The Jack Benny Program, The Life of Riley, Amos ‘n’ Andy and The Goldbergs. But don’t get too sentimental, because we have just the fix for your nostalgic heart — and funny bone!

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Less Than a Week Left to Enter the Crestleaf Surname Scavenger Hunt

$250 Amazon gift cardWe are getting close to the end of the Crestleaf Surname Scavenger Hunt, with a top prize of $250 for one lucky blogger who creates the most creative surname blog post this holiday season. The last day to enter is Sunday night, December 14th, 2014 at midnight. So let’s go bloggers, just a few days left to enter and have some fun this holiday season. Continue reading