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Are your ancestors hanging around the house?

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Innovative design lets you display your ancestors’ genealogical information in a whole new decorative way

crayonLooking for a fun and decorative new way to display your five generations? Look no further than i-chart-you.com! A husband and wife design team have developed a new twist on the old five generations chart concept. Their innovative circular design in multiple colors is a new home décor must have!

According to a recent Deseret New article, “For $25 customers get a completed, proofread file with the names of their ancestors spelled out on the circles — all in the color scheme of their choice. They’re free to print it themselves, wherever they want and as many as they want. (There’s also a full-service print option, but it costs more.)”

Having your genealogical information in plain site makes it a part of everyday family life. According to owner, Kimmy Crosby, “A fringe benefit is hearing from satisfied customers. People get excited about this — some get teary-eyed. One woman wrote that she had never talked to her husband’s grandmother until she started working on getting the names for her chart. After that they talked every day. Another said she has her kids aim rubber darts at the chart. Whatever name they hit, that’s the ancestor they talk about that week.”

For more information, visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865603447/Hanging-the-whole-family-on-the-wall.html?pg=all

Looking for help with hard to find records or genealogical questions? Contact Heirlines Family History and Genealogy, breaking through family history walls for almost 40 years. We professionally identify and document ancestry and kinship relationships and verify and certify the family tree with Certified Family Trees™ and Certified Forensic Genealogy Solutions™. We’re ready when you’re ready!

Give us a call and speak with one of our professional genealogists today.

Call toll free 1-800-570-4049 or visit us at www.heirlines.com

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Carpe Diem! Do you know your Latin?

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Carpe Diem – Learning a little Latin will go a long way.

Carpe DiemIf you’re doing genealogy you’re going to encounter Latin terms eventually. Latin terms are commonly found in early church records as well as many legal documents. Latin is the mother language for many modern European languages, including English, French, Spanish and Italian and is used in earlier records of most European countries. Many words in English, Spanish, French, and other languages find their roots in Latin words and have the same or similar meanings.

Learning to interpret commonly used Latin words is often a key part of genealogical research. According to information found on FamilySearch, “Latin was used in the records of most European countries and in the Roman Catholic records of the United States and Canada. Because Latin was used in so many countries, local usage varied. Certain terms were commonly used in some countries but not in others. In addition, the Latin used in British records has more abbreviations than the Latin used in European records.”

“The Internet can be of great assistance in trying to translate Latin. There are some dictionaries and word lists as well as some sites that will translate for you. One good website is William Whitaker’s Words for translating words. Latin Dictionary and Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid are Latin dictionaries. It is important to remember with using any of these websites that you have to be careful about accepting the meaning. Be sure that the meaning makes sense with what you are trying to translate.”

For a comprehensive list of common latin terms found in genealogical records, visit http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyResources/Dictionaries/genealogy_latin_dictionary_pageA.html

Looking for help with hard to find records or genealogical questions? Contact Heirlines Family History and Genealogy, breaking through family history walls for almost 40 years. We professionally identify and document ancestry and kinship relationships and verify and certify the family tree with Certified Family Trees™ and Certified Forensic Genealogy Solutions™. We’re ready when you’re ready!

Give us a call and speak with one of our professional genealogists today.

Call toll free 1-800-570-4049 or visit us at www.heirlines.com

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