Published by Dick Eastman: Independence Day Then and Now

In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, here are a few tidbits about Independence Day then and now. History On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays…

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Published by MyHeritage Blog: July 4th: 9 things you never knew

Happy 239th birthday, America! Also known as Independence Day, Americans come together on July 4 to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the country’s birthday. A great time to celebrate American heritage, it is also fun to share the holiday with families at  barbecues, picnics, parades, fairs, firework displays and other family…

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Published by NGS Blog: Top 10 — Declaration of Independence (courtesy of NARA)

Happy 4thJuly … The above fun facts come courtesy of the National Archives FB page.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~copyright © National Genealogical Society, 3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NGS does not imply endorsement of any outside advertiser or other vendors appearing in this blog. Any opinions expressed by guest authors are their own and do not necessarily…

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Published by The Legal Genealogist: When in the course of human events…

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, Original DeclarationWHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to…

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Published by Dick Eastman: NEHGS Announces July 4th FREE Access Event

The following announcement was written by the folks at the New England Historic Genealogical Society: NEHGS Salutes the Nation’s Anniversary with FREE Access to the Great Migration Databases on AmericanAncestors.org Family Historians May Commemorate Independence Day by Searching FREE on AmericanAncestors.org for America’s Earliest Settlers, July 1 through July 8 Click on the above image…

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