If a biography of an ancestor refers to him as a Whig, a Federalist, or a member of any political party, have you determined what that affiliation likely meant at that point in time? There may be a history lesson there. If your relative named a child for a politician, what was that politician known for? There may be clues in those affiliations–or at least a chance to improve your knowledge of historian.
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Chances are you have at least one ancestor that you wish had left some sort of written record behind. Most genealogists would be happy with just a page or two about an ancestor’s life–a complete five-volume autobiography is not necessary. Have you left such information behind for the family members who may come after you? Write about your early life, your work years, your raising children years, political beliefs, etc.
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