Building Your Home in History
Around the world, family heritage is a very important element in the lives of many people. For some, their love of family comes from having a closeness with their parents, grandparents, siblings, and extended family members. Other people may have a need for familial ties because they lack close family members and know very little, if anything, about their lineage. This is often recognized when people are ready to start a home and family of their own. Fortunately, there are ways for people to discover clues to where their ancestors are from and what they may have accomplished.
Genealogy, or the study of one's ancestry, has a huge presence online. The Internet is a gateway to a vast amount of information that would have been extremely difficult or even impossible to find in the past. More people than ever are turning to the Internet to conduct genealogical research and create an accurate map of their family tree. Online, people will find both paid and free resources that can be used to assist them in their research. In addition, they can also go to libraries for information or speak with older relatives who may have records or other memorabilia that can aid in their research. Often, it is also beneficial to travel to the homes or hometown where the family may have lived in order to conduct accurate genealogy research.
- Links and Articles About Genealogy and History at Home: Repair Gaps in Your Family History: When searching for genealogy resources, visit this page of the Sechelt Public Library website.
- Links to Help With Family History Research: Adults and teens in Cobourg who are researching their family tree will find useful resources courtesy of the Cobourg Public Library.
- Family Health History Tools and Materials: On this page of the Department of Genetics LSU Lung Cancer Research Study, one can find family health history resources.
- Virtual Reference Library: This site allows visitors to explore the history of Ontario via videos, maps, blog posts, and photos.
- Bill's Favorite Genealogical Sites: Visit this page for a list of the site owner's favorite history and genealogy-related links.
- Useful Links: On this page, visitors will find a compilation of helpful links.
- The Bagnalls of Wakefield and Blackpool: Members of the Bagnall family who visit this page will find a long list of links that will help them research the family.
- Bella Vista Family History: Visit this page to read about a Mormon family history challenge.
- British Isles Internet Resources: People who visit this page will find a list of British Isles links such as family tree sites, search engines, guides, passenger lists, and record or document websites.
- DNA Resources: The Indiana Adoptee Network features a list of DNA links for visitors and members to explore.
Repairing or Maintaining the Family Home
In some families, houses are passed down from one generation to the next, making it as much a part of one's history as actual members of the family. At other times, a person may build or buy a home with the intent that it will house their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Whether a home is new or old, it should be properly maintained. This means repairing or replacing items when they break down or are no longer functional and performing routine upkeep to prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. Home improvements are also important to ensure that the home is comfortable for new generations.
- Home and Garden Resources for Home Improvement Projects: When planning improvements to the home, visit the Cass County Public Library for a brief list of home and garden websites.
- Green Energy Tax Credits for Home Improvement and Energy Efficiency: People who conserve energy at home can also save money in several ways, such as with tax credits. The Money Crashers site reviews what equipment and installation costs qualify.
- Planning a Home Improvement Project? Learn About the Benefits of Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing vs. Replacement: When making home improvement plans for the kitchen, visit this page for information on refinishing cabinets versus replacing them, including costs.
- Five Questions You Should Have When Considering Elon Musk's New Solar Roofs for Your Home Improvement Project: Elon Musk's solar roofs are attracting a lot of attention. People interested in the idea of this type of roof should review this article.
- Top Property and Home Improvement Posts: Read more about home improvement topics here.
- Three Home Repair Issues That Require Professional Help: Certain home repairs, such as roofing, foundation repair, and pest control, always require professional help to resolve.
- The Six Core Principles of Improvement: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is dedicated to improving the quality of teaching in schools. This page explains how they want to make these improvements happen.
- Development Services: Home Improvement Program: The city of Arcadia, California, offers a financial aid program for homeowners on their website.
- State License Search: Home Improvement: Visit Michigan's government website to search for contractors by their license numbers or by alphabetical listing. There is also a link to the Bureau of Professional Licensing listed here as well.
- Home Improvement Certificate: Carroll Community College offers a certificate program for home improvement contractors. It is a 12-hour course that is aimed at preparing students for the MHIC license exam.
- Lowe's Home Improvement Work, Campbellsville, KY: Campbellsville University has a notice on their website for part-time seasonal jobs at Lowe's Home Improvement. It includes information about how to apply for these positions.
- The Metro Home Improvement Program: Affordable housing is the goal of this program, which Grimes, Iowa, and eight other cities participate in.
- Home Improvement Class: Visit the Erwin Technical College website for information about this do-it-yourself home improvement class.
- Resident Guide: Home Improvement: Sandy Springs, Georgia, offers interested readers a guide for interior and exterior home improvements. It discusses the types of improvements that do and do not require permits and advises homeowners to call before they start digging to prevent damage to underground infrastructure.
- Home Maintenance and Repair: Limited Remodeling and Repair: Go to the Pima Community College website to read about their certificate program for home renovations and repairs. It includes the required list of classes and a link to information about achieving an associate degree.
- Posts Tagged Home Improvement: This link goes to a blog post at the University of Tennessee Office of Sustainability. It talks about fixing a leaky faucet and environmentally friendly tips for painting.
- Home Improvement Program: The city of Rancho Mirage, California, has a notice regarding the loss of funding for its Rancho Mirage Redevelopment Agency. It also includes links to other agencies that offer various forms of aid for homeowners.