A Scrapbook History
After years of trinkets and tokens for Christmas from my children and grandchildren, I have now asked them to complete a scrapbook page of the highlights in their life for that year.
Each year I get a page of events from them. But little do they know, that they are writing their own history. It’s inexpensive and much more personal and means more to me than any “store-bought” gift.
It keeps a log of events in their lives from year to year and someday I hope my great-grandchildren will enjoy them!
Census Browsing Tip
When I couldn’t locate my ancestors from Belgium in the 1900 Moore County, North Carolina census (where I knew them to be living at that time), I accessed the actual census pages and began scrolling through. I looked down the â€œCountry of originâ€ column for Belgium and found them that way. The spelling of the name was unusual so I hadn’t been able to find them by just putting in their name. Of course, this could work also if one’s relative was born in another state rather than country.
Thank you for the tips. Some have been so helpful.
Combine Middle and Last Names
I would like to add that it is possible to add the middle and last name when searching. In the case of my great-grandfather whose name was Thomas Fitz Martin in later years he is listed as Fitzmartin. Hope this will help someone.
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