In Scotland the word Hogmanay is used to describe the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31. The holiday is so important in Scotland that it tends to eclipse Christmas and gifts are given and received on New Year’s Eve. The custom of Hogmanay was mentioned in the Elgin, Scotland, records as “hagmonay” and is believed […]

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I recently included in a recent post “Facebook may be great but there are other social networking alternatives for genealogists” as one of the most popular social networks on the web for family genealogists. The latest news posted on the PRWeb describes the release of a new online history game by as a […]

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The town of Wesley Chapel near Monroe in North Carolina lost a house built in 1810 to fire in the early hours of Monday, December 27. Known as the Houston house, the two-story home stood on a property owned by a Monroe church and plans were in the works to move it to a site […]

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