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  • How to volunteer abroad

    How to Volunteer Abroad

    By admin
    In November 21, 2017
    When it comes to international travel, it’s sometimes difficult to justify a long trip away from home. Whether the cost of travel is what’s holding you back, or being unsure on where to go or what exactly to do on your trip, extended ventures outside of the U.S. can...
  • using your debit card abroad

    How to Travel With Bank Cards

    By admin
    In November 7, 2017
    Traveling internationally is exciting but managing currency exchange rates can be frustrating. Do you get cash before or after you’ve arrived at your destination? A simple solution is to travel with a bank card. Using your debit card abroad can cut out some of the hassle of exchanging for...
  • Codes on Death Certificates

    What Do the Codes on Death Certificates Mean?

    By admin
    In November 4, 2017
    Knowing and researching where we came from, who our ancestors are, and the history behind our family trees can lead to some amazing discoveries. Some people simply enjoy chasing family history and vital records as a hobby while others read through thousands of vital records professionally. With information gathered...
  • Do Marriage Licenses Transfer From State To State

    Do Marriage Licenses Transfer from State to State?

    By admin
    In November 1, 2017
    Looking to plan your wedding in a different state than the one you live in? Wondering “Do marriage licenses transfer from state to state?” You’ll want to make sure you learn about the state’s marriage license restrictions well before your wedding date. A common question couples ask when planning...
  • What To Do If Someone Dies Abroad

    What to do if Someone Dies Abroad

    By admin
    In October 24, 2017
    Sometimes life throws unfortunate loss at us at the most unthinkable times. It’s difficult enough to plan arrangements and deal with legal matters when a loved one passes away here in the United States, but if a vacation or extended stay overseas ends in their passing it can make...
  • no father on the birth certificate

    No Father on Birth Certificate? What does it mean?

    By admin
    In October 20, 2017
    Getting your newborn’s birth certificate is something most hospitals or midwives will help you with after you give birth. While it may vary by state or location, typically the mother fills out certificate of live birth which will be used to create a birth certificate. A few days after...