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BMC Durfee High School, Fall River Yearbooks Online for Free

BMC Durfee High School, Fall River Yearbooks Online for Free

I’ve been trying to find photographs of my relatives so that I can make photo charts.  RootsMagic has the capability to make photo descendant charts and I want to fill in as many faces as I can.  I think it’s easier to grasp the family tree when you can associate a face with the name. This week I made a wonderful find.  The B.M.C. Durfee High School yearbooks (Fall River, Bristol Co., MA) are online for free at the Keeley…

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Recovering Family Photographs through School Yearbooks

Recovering Family Photographs through School Yearbooks

I have very few photographs from my maternal grandmother’s side of the tree.  While there are plenty of photographs of my grandmother, Anna (Jackson) Shellabarger, there are only a handful of her siblings.  I have four of her mother and none of her father.  There are no photographs of her many relatives from San Francisco. After my grandparents divorced, my grandma stored her stuff in her sister-in-law’s basement.  One day, the basement flooded.  I am deeply grateful for the photographs…

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Malala Day: The Fight for Education

Malala Day: The Fight for Education

The United Nations has declared today, November 10th, as Malala Day. The day is to honor the young girl from Pakistan who is an advocate for educating females.  She is currently recovering from a gunshot wound to the head in a facility in England.  Her crime?  Trying to get an education.  “I Am Malala” is the slogan for Malala Day. Why am I writing about this on a genealogy blog?  The reason is that the fight for women’s education is…

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Organize Those School Papers

Organize Those School Papers

If you’re like me, you have a whole collection of school papers. They belong to a variety of people and are a complete mess! You may not feel this is very important to genealogy. It’s only a bunch of your old school stuff after all! Each document whether past or present adds to the family picture. I decided to turn our school papers into a project. I organized all the school papers my siblings and I had accumulated. Then I…

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