Tips

Our articles will provide you with helpful genealogy tips and insights. Whether you’re a veteran of family history research, or just starting out, we have something for you.
5 Tips for Embarking on African-American Genealogy

5 Tips for Embarking on African-American Genealogy

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African American
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The Human Element

The Human Element

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Research
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Tips
The Standesamt I. at Berlin and the Civil Records of the Former Eastern Territories of Germany

The Standesamt I. at Berlin and the Civil Records of the Former Eastern Territories of Germany

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German
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Motivating Others for Genealogical Results

Motivating Others for Genealogical Results

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Using Pinterest as Part of Your Genealogy Toolbox

Using Pinterest as Part of Your Genealogy Toolbox

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Funeral Home Records: Telling Stories of the Dearly Departed

Funeral Home Records: Telling Stories of the Dearly Departed

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Resources
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Vital Records
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Tips
Beginner’s Guide: Document! Document! Document!

Beginner’s Guide: Document! Document! Document!

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Genealogy 101
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Research
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Tips
The Problem With Birth Records

The Problem With Birth Records

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Research
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Vital Records
Combine Religious Records With Related Sources to Discover Family History

Combine Religious Records With Related Sources to Discover Family History

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Research
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Vital Records
Are Genealogy CD’s Worth It?

Are Genealogy CD’s Worth It?

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Resources
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Tips
What Genealogical Information Can Be Found in a Kelly’s Directory?

What Genealogical Information Can Be Found in a Kelly’s Directory?

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English
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Research
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Tips
The Hot Genealogy Topic – Family Letters and Diaries

The Hot Genealogy Topic – Family Letters and Diaries

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Irish
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Resources
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Tips
The Hidden Value of “Negative” Research Results

The Hidden Value of “Negative” Research Results

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Research
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Utilizing Muster Rolls to Identify the Dead

Utilizing Muster Rolls to Identify the Dead

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Military Records
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Research
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Using S.M.A.R.T.’s to Crystalize Your Genealogy Goals

Using S.M.A.R.T.’s to Crystalize Your Genealogy Goals

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Genealogy on Deadline: Newspapers Bring Ancestors to Life

Genealogy on Deadline: Newspapers Bring Ancestors to Life

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Newspapers
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Research
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What the Neighbours Can Tell You

What the Neighbours Can Tell You

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Census
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Research
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The Hidden Treasure You May Not Know You Have

The Hidden Treasure You May Not Know You Have

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Research
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Vital Records
Oral History: Beginner’s Guide to Interviewing Your Family

Oral History: Beginner’s Guide to Interviewing Your Family

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Research
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Oral History
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GPS: Where You’ve Been & Where You’re Going

GPS: Where You’ve Been & Where You’re Going

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Research
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Finding Clues within Historic and Topographical Maps

Finding Clues within Historic and Topographical Maps

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Research
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Archival Survival Part II: Colorado, Michigan, & New Mexico State Archives And Your Family Tree

Archival Survival Part II: Colorado, Michigan, & New Mexico State Archives And Your Family Tree

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Archives
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Communicating for Results

Communicating for Results

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Harness Social Media to Connect to Your Ancestors’ World

Harness Social Media to Connect to Your Ancestors’ World

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Research
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Mrs. John Smith – Why It’s so Hard to Find Information about Female Ancestors

Mrs. John Smith – Why It’s so Hard to Find Information about Female Ancestors

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Irish
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Research
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Why Do Spanish Ancestors Have so Many Last Names?

Why Do Spanish Ancestors Have so Many Last Names?

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Ancestor Names
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Research
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Vital Records
Worth of a Penny

Worth of a Penny

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Research
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Research Project Management

Research Project Management

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Using the Social Security Death Index

Using the Social Security Death Index

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Resources
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Referencing Your Sources

Referencing Your Sources

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American Presidents and Presidential Libraries: Their Genealogy and Yours! (Part 2)

American Presidents and Presidential Libraries: Their Genealogy and Yours! (Part 2)

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Archives
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Research
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Halloween Ritual and The Gentle Call to the Cemeteries

Halloween Ritual and The Gentle Call to the Cemeteries

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Research
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Vital Records
American Presidents and Presidential Libraries: Their Genealogy and Yours! (Part 1)

American Presidents and Presidential Libraries: Their Genealogy and Yours! (Part 1)

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Archives
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Research
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Genealogy Travel: The Ancestor Pester And Exploring New Places

Genealogy Travel: The Ancestor Pester And Exploring New Places

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Welcome to the Wild, Wild… Wildcard Search

Welcome to the Wild, Wild… Wildcard Search

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Is My Tree Finished?

Is My Tree Finished?

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Family Tree
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Investigating Your Family’s Legends

Investigating Your Family’s Legends

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How to Conduct Successful Google Searches

How to Conduct Successful Google Searches

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Resources
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Tips
The Tapestry of our Female Ancestors’ Lives

The Tapestry of our Female Ancestors’ Lives

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Research
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Maiden Names
Research Plan Essentials

Research Plan Essentials

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Research
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Using Backward Design in Genealogical Research

Using Backward Design in Genealogical Research

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Research
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The Luck of the Irish – Irish Migration Patterns and Resources

The Luck of the Irish – Irish Migration Patterns and Resources

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Irish
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Research
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Resources
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Writing Your Life Story

Writing Your Life Story

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8 Steps to Resolving Conflicting Evidence

8 Steps to Resolving Conflicting Evidence

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Research
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Recording Your Research in Easy Steps

Recording Your Research in Easy Steps

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Two New Twigs on the Family Tree

Two New Twigs on the Family Tree

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Research
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Religious Records Provide Clues to the Past

Religious Records Provide Clues to the Past

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Research
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Georgia’s Unique Land Lottery Records

Georgia’s Unique Land Lottery Records

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Research
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Land Records
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Archival Survival Part III: Virginia and Georgia Research, and Your Family Tree

Archival Survival Part III: Virginia and Georgia Research, and Your Family Tree

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Research
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Three Things to Know Before Joining a Lineage Society

Three Things to Know Before Joining a Lineage Society

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Research
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Getting to Know Our Ancestors Through a Record Timeline

Getting to Know Our Ancestors Through a Record Timeline

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Research
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So-called Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes: The 1880 DDD Census Schedule for Genealogy

So-called Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes: The 1880 DDD Census Schedule for Genealogy

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Census
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Research
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One Name Studies and Other Families’ Family Histories

One Name Studies and Other Families’ Family Histories

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Research
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Top 7 Time Hacks of Professional Genealogists

Top 7 Time Hacks of Professional Genealogists

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Scaffolding Your Research

Scaffolding Your Research

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Research
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Vital Records
DNA in Genealogy: How does this help me?

DNA in Genealogy: How does this help me?

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DNA
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Research
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Strategies Between Censuses

Strategies Between Censuses

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Census
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Research
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Genealogy in Ireland: Part 6 – 10 Tips for Your Irish Family History Holiday

Genealogy in Ireland: Part 6 – 10 Tips for Your Irish Family History Holiday

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Irish
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Research
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Resources
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Genealogy in Ireland: Part 5 – Getting the Most out of the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland

Genealogy in Ireland: Part 5 – Getting the Most out of the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland

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Irish
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Research
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Resources
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Census
FGS Pennsylvania Conference Offers Family Research and Networking in August

FGS Pennsylvania Conference Offers Family Research and Networking in August

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Genealogy in Ireland: Part 2 - Organization of Parish Records in Ireland

Genealogy in Ireland: Part 2 - Organization of Parish Records in Ireland

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Irish
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Research
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Resources
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Vital Records
Genealogy in Ireland: Part 1 - Getting Started

Genealogy in Ireland: Part 1 - Getting Started

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Irish
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Research
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Resources
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Genealogy Travel Kit

Genealogy Travel Kit

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Research
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Graveyards and Cemeteries in Denmark

Graveyards and Cemeteries in Denmark

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Cemetery Symbols
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Danish
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Research
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Don’t Be Gullible: Being Aware of Genealogical Fraud (Part Two)

Don’t Be Gullible: Being Aware of Genealogical Fraud (Part Two)

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Research
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Don’t Be Gullible: Being Aware of Genealogical Fraud (Part One)

Don’t Be Gullible: Being Aware of Genealogical Fraud (Part One)

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Research
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An Update on Irish Records Now Available On-line

An Update on Irish Records Now Available On-line

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Irish
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Research
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The New GRO Searchable Database

The New GRO Searchable Database

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Research
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Vital Records
Beginner’s Guide: Don’t Click The Leaf!

Beginner’s Guide: Don’t Click The Leaf!

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Genealogy 101
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5 Totally Free Genealogy Resources

5 Totally Free Genealogy Resources

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Research
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Genealogy in Germany: Church Records

Genealogy in Germany: Church Records

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German
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Research
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Vital Records
Genealogy in Germany: A Historical Timeline

Genealogy in Germany: A Historical Timeline

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German
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Research
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Your 2016 Ancestral Quest

Your 2016 Ancestral Quest

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Research
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Searching Collections Rather than People

Searching Collections Rather than People

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Research
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Vital Records
8 Tips to Get Started with Your Family History Research

8 Tips to Get Started with Your Family History Research

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Research
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The Importance of Vital Records

The Importance of Vital Records

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Research
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Vital Records
5 Common Genealogy Research Questions and Answers

5 Common Genealogy Research Questions and Answers

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Research
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Vital Records