National Cousins Day

Happy Cousins Day, July 24th, from Awes of Inheritance: Family History Services #cousins #cousinsday #nationalcousinsday #awesofinheritance #awesofinheritancefamilyhistoryservices

On This Day

My great-grandfather, James Addison Austin was born today, May 7th, in 1896 in Rockport, Ohio County, Kentucky. He was the son of Addison Austin (1870-1949) and Hattie (Williams) Austin (1877-1956). He died April 30th, 1945 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Do you have surnames Austin or Williams in your family tree? Do you have ancestors from Kentucky? Where are your ancestors from? Share your story with Awes of Inheritance: Family History Services. #greatgrandf

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Pictures from one of my favorite local cemeteries, in Milford, Pennsylvania. The cemetery is located on the Grey Towers estate which belonged to the Pinchot family. Give a message back if you love cemeteries as much as I do. #awesofinheritancefamilyhistoryservices #awesofinheritance #gravestone #cemetery #laurelhillcemetery #GreyTowers #GiffordPinchot #pinchot #milfordpa #milford #pennsylvania #milfordpennsylvania #pikecounty #pikecountypa #gravestones #beautiful

Planning Ahead

I know that in genealogy we are always planning, planning our research question, our research, for the repository; but as genealogists we need to be prepared for the the things we cannot plan for... If you have taken a DNA test, you should designate someone, to inherit the responsibility of your DNA test results should something happen to you. Sometimes, this can be done directly on the test company's website. Otherwise, you can create a document in which to designate this

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Awe's of Inheritance: Family History Services wishes you a very happy St. Patrick's Day. #awesofinheritancefamilyhistoryservices #awesofinheritance #familyhistoryservices #familyhistory #happystpatricksday #stpatricksday #stpatrick #irish #heritage #culture #holiday #clover #green Thank you to the artist: Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/alexas_fotos-686414/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=845397">Alexandra

Daylight Savings Time

With yesterday's time change, I thought today would be an appropriate opportunity to discuss some of the lesser known worldwide historical rationals behind Daylight Savings Time. In the year 1895, a New Zealand entomologist, by the name George Hudson, proposed a modern daylight savings idea, with a two-hour time change.[1] His proposal was based on the idea that he would have more daylight to search for insects after work.[2] In 1902, a British man named William Willet, was

Today in History

On this day in 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first radio address to the nation, which were later termed fireside chats.[1] This first fireside chat was conducted on March 12, eight days post his inauguration.[2] This was during the United States' "...lowest point of the Great Depression,..." when twenty-five to thirty-three percent of the workforce was out of employment.[3] FDR broadcast this chat from within the White House and went on to broadcast th

Happy International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD), a worldwide holiday, annually celebrated March 8, has its earliest origins reaching back to February 28, 1909, when there was what has been recorded as a 'National Women's Day" celebrated in New York City. (New Yorkers alway do it first).[1] Poster from a 1975 Women's Day march in London.[2] International Women's Day is celebrated..."to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in t

WHAT IS GENEALOGY? Part One

Genealogy is so very many things, especially to different people. However, for those who may just beginning their journey or are curious to learn more about this field, I will provide the definitions as given by Merriam-Webster: "1 : an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms. 2 : regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor (see progenitor sense 1) or older form : pedigree. 3 : the study of