Heraldry: The Coat of Arms

Coats of Arms have been around for centuries and are very interesting and sometimes elaborate pieces of artwork that represent the individuality of many things. A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design, logo or emblem on a shield that celebrates the name and honor of a person, family or country. They come with a sense of …

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Family Reunion Planning – Part 1

Have you thought about organizing a family reunion for your family? It’s not always easy and it can be difficult to know where to start. Here on the Famicity blog, we’re going to run a three-part blog series on how to plan and organize the perfect family reunion. We’ll start by explaining what exactly is …

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What Are Double Cousins?

In working on a family tree, you may have seen cousins that aren’t just simply first cousins (children of siblings who marry unrelated people), they may be what is called “double cousins”. How Does This Happen? Double cousins are when two siblings of one family have children with two siblings of another family (brother/brother, sister/sister or brother/sister, sister/brother). The …

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What Year Was That Picture Taken?

There it is. A big box of photos full of people frozen in time that you can’t identify. There are no names, locations or specific event noted on the back. How are you supposed to know who is in that picture or where it was taken? A big step you can take to solve these …

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