The Ancestral Archaeologist

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Cracking the code behind Social Security numbers -- quite interesting!

Anatomy of a Social Security Number - By knowing just the first three digits of someone's SSN, you can correctly guess their birth state.

Foil can make hard-to-read gravestones legible - - great tip & easier than doing a rubbing.

Foil can make hard-to-read gravestones legible - - great tip & easier than doing a rubbing. Great idea for reading hard to read graves.

7 Tips On Finding Old Photos of Ancestors: Excellent advice for those of us whose family trees are long on stories but short on images!

My TOP 7 TIPS For Finding Old Photos of Ancestors ~ Teach Me Genealogy. Old family photos have a way of being dispersed over time, ending up with distant cousins, or the worst, in a second-hand store.

No Photo? No Problem! Scan Your Photo Negatives And Bring The Past To Life! – Treasure Chest Thursday #genealogy

No Photo? No Problem! Scan Your Photo Negatives And Bring The Past To Life! – Treasure Chest Thursday

1958 Penn Station New York

"new york city, april 1958 penn station part of an archival project, featuring the photographs of nick dewolf"

Grace Kelly standing outside the Kelly family home in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Grace Kelly in front of family Ocean City, NJ summer home at St. Our summer home was 11 blocks away on Wesley Ave.

KIDS REACT TO VCR/VHS : Now I know how my parents felt when I asked what an icebox was.

On the latest episode of their Kids React series, Benny and Rafi Fine of The Fine Brothers showed a group of kids old-school VCRs, VHS video tapes, and bulky CRT television sets. The surprised chil.

NEW database covers thousands of Capital District (N.Y.) marriage notices: https://scribbler714.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/new-database-lansingburgh-ny-marriages/

Victorian bride and groom, vintage wedding clipart, antique wedding graphics, printable bride groom, old fashioned wedding card

I.I.I. chief actuary James Lynch brings us a timely post on one of the most important female contributors to the history of property/casualty insurance: Crystal Eastman.

chief actuary James Lynch brings us a timely post on one of the most important female contributors to the history of property/casualty insurance: Crystal Eastman.

The stunning Nina McKinney (1912-57), actress and entertainer known as "The Black Garbo." What a lovely photo. (Via Rod Hagwood on Facebook)

The stunning Nina McKinney (1912-57), actress and entertainer known as "The Black Garbo." What a lovely photo. (Via Rod Hagwood on Facebook)

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