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Officer Breathes Life Back Into 5-y-o Girl, Then Shows Up At Her College Graduation

Imagine coming face-to-face with the man who literally brought you back to life almost 25 years ago. That's exactly what happened to Josi Aponte at her High School graduation ceremony. Back in 1988, police officer Peter Getz was dispatched to...

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Who Says The 1920's Weren't Cool

In today's world, it's hard to imagine life in the 1920's.  We've grown so accustomed to technology and fashion, that sometimes just the thought of life in the early 1900's screams "vintage, outdated, and boring." Often when we think of...

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The Secrets to Writing a Compelling Family History

Written by: Devon noel Lee Search for family history writing tips on the internet and you'll come across numerous articles that teach you how to write compelling stories. Unfortunately, the posts all suggest composing a personal or an ancestor's story...

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8-year-old Completes A Triathlon While Carrying His Little Brother

A 6-year-old boy with a rare neurological condition has completed a triathlon thanks to an incredible show of love from his big brother. Lucas Aldrich was born with lissencephaly, which means he is missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the...

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5 Tips For Tracing Your Ancestors' Immigrant Origins

Written by:Jake Fletcher My overarching goal when I began genealogy was to learn the origins of my ancestors who immigrated to the United States. As an American, discovering that I have ancestral roots in seven European countries was an amazing...

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Summer Fun: Dreaming, Exploring, and Preserving

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett The summer travel season is upon us. Do you have plans yet? I know I made plans months ago and can't wait to get going, and doing, all the things I want to! Whether you are planning...

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6 Awesome Tips On How to Preserve Your Photos - Forever

Written by: Nicole Price-Morin As the world becomes more and more digital, it is getting easier and easier to preserve family photos forever. Paper photos can be easily destroyed, and although it seems as if a digital copy might be...

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These Men Maintain Over 300 Yards For The Elderly And Disabled - 100% Free!

It's not often that you see people in their 90's outside mowing their lawn. But when this 93-year-old woman was struggling to finish cutting her yard, it caught the attention of a college student from Bermuda, who now mows her...

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Credit Card Rep Goes Beyond Her Job Description To Brighten This Couple's Day

If you've been on the receiving end of fraudulent credit card activity, you know it is anything but pleasant. While many banks and credit institutions do a pretty good job at covering your losses and getting you back to your...

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Officer Donates His Rare Collection After Boy's Pokemon Cards Are Stolen

If you've ever had anything stolen before, be it money, a personal heirloom, or even a favorite toy, you know how it makes you feel. Violated. Angered. Sad. Heartbroken. And devastated. Those are just some of the emotions a young...

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5 Incredible Acts Of Kindness That Deserve The Spotlight (Again)

There are usually two versions of the stories we see on the 6:00 news: the good, and the bad. While the positive ones always bring a smile to our face, the news outlets and social media channels tend to favor...

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5-y-o Saves Her Mom's Life After She Starts Drowning From A Seizure

As parents we are obligated to protect our children. It is our responsibility to ensure they remain safe, and to help them understand the potential dangers surrounding them. And if our children suddenly find themselves in a precarious situation, we...

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Write the Real Love Stories That Should Never Be Forgotten, Valentine's Day Or Not

Written by: Devon Noel Lee Valentines cards. roses and chocolates. romantic getaways and jewelry. The stores would have you believe that these are the expressions of love. However, I have great-grandparents that exemplify true, lasting love. Love that I have found...

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Stories of Sacrifice: Researching Your Veteran Ancestor

Written by: Jake Fletcher The American Civil War was a horrific and bloody conflict, pitting brother against brother in some instances. Despite the deep political schisms that tore families apart, some stories attest to the old adage that blood runs thicker...

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Leave Your Written Legacy

Written by: Gael Gilliland "Your written legacy." Those are powerful words. What comes to mind first? Maybe you thought of beginning your memoirs. In its purest form, a memoir is gritty, hard to write, and nearly impossible to execute well. It is...

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