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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Copying Books for Preservation and Sharing

Modern technology gives us many advantages when it comes to books. Many books are available digitally as well as the old-fashioned paper or hardback copies. Book reproduction of books is also easy, quick and cost-effective for publishers. But what about older books? Books that are more one-of-a-kind or were specially created for one-time publication such …

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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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