Remembering My Great Grandmother

Great Grandmother Memories Family Line Video

I recently came across a photo of my great grandmother as I was cleaning out an old box. She was standing next to a flower bush wearing a white polka dot dress. I vaguely remember her…her voice, her laughter, her smile, her personality. I must have been about 10 when she passed away. Looking at …

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How To Date Old Photos – Discovering your Family History

Cabinet Card Date old photos Family Line Video

Do you have an album or box of old family photographs? Are they labeled? Unfortunately, most were not as it was assumed families knew the person in the photo. All is not lost, though, as you may still be able to identify your ancestors by knowing what decade a photo is from – by learning how to date old photos.

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Celebrating Family History Month

Showtime life stories by Family Line Video in Chicago

For those of you who weren’t aware, October is Family History Month here. First approved by the United States Senate in 2001, Family History Month has helped to encourage genealogy to become the second-most popular hobby activity in America. However, it’s important to realize that there’s more to family’s story than just genealogy.

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Before Television: Childhood

Games Life story video biographies by Family Line Video

For those of you born in the last 40 years, it might be hard to conceive of a world without television. It has become such an integral part of our lives that it’s no surprise we have trouble, as 1500 channels beaming down from orbital satellites was nothing more than a dream of the future even at the start of the space age. But what did we do before TV was invented?

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