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What Social Security Records Can Tell You About Your Ancestor

What Social Security Records Can Tell You About Your Ancestor

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Genealogy
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Social Security
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Tips
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Genealogy Records
Exploring Civil War Medical Practices and Their Impact on Our Ancestors

Exploring Civil War Medical Practices and Their Impact on Our Ancestors

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Military Records
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Research
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Genealogy
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Ancestor Names
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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Tips
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Vital Records
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Census Records
1930 Census: Uncovering the Significance of the Radio Question

1930 Census: Uncovering the Significance of the Radio Question

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Genealogy
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Census Records
What is Pedigree Collapse?

What is Pedigree Collapse?

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DNA
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Genealogy
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Genetic Genealogy
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Pedigree Collapse
Finding Your Biological Father

Finding Your Biological Father

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DNA
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Adoption
Italian Immigration to the U.S., Before and During World War II

Italian Immigration to the U.S., Before and During World War II

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Italian
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Research
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Immigration
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World War II
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Italian Immigrants
Unlocking the EU Passport: A Guide to Dual Citizenship

Unlocking the EU Passport: A Guide to Dual Citizenship

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Dual Citizenship
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Polish
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German
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Irish
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Italian
What is Genetic Genealogy? Unveiling the Past with DNA

What is Genetic Genealogy? Unveiling the Past with DNA

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Genealogy
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DNA
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Genetic Genealogy
What Are Direct Ancestors?

What Are Direct Ancestors?

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Genealogy 101
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Research
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Family Tree
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Genealogy
How Do I Research My Family Tree? A Comprehensive Guide to Tracing Your Ancestry

How Do I Research My Family Tree? A Comprehensive Guide to Tracing Your Ancestry

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Genealogy 101
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Genealogy
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Research
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Family Tree
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Family History
Discovering Your Roots: A Guide to Family History Research

Discovering Your Roots: A Guide to Family History Research

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Genealogy 101
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Family History
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Family Tree
Unveiling the Hidden Stories of Our Ancestors: The Unparalleled Genealogical Value of Sanborn Maps

Unveiling the Hidden Stories of Our Ancestors: The Unparalleled Genealogical Value of Sanborn Maps

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Family History
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Genealogy
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Research
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Maps
The Role of Newspapers in Tracing Your Ancestors: Unfolding Stories from the Past

The Role of Newspapers in Tracing Your Ancestors: Unfolding Stories from the Past

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Genealogy
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Newspapers
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Family History
Understanding the Importance of Land Records in Genealogy: A Guide to Unearthing Ancestral Roots

Understanding the Importance of Land Records in Genealogy: A Guide to Unearthing Ancestral Roots

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Land Records
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Genealogy
The Influence of Religion on Family Histories: A Genealogical Exploration

The Influence of Religion on Family Histories: A Genealogical Exploration

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Religion
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Family History
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Genealogy
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Jewish
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Catholic
Exploring the World of Census Records: A Genealogist's Guide

Exploring the World of Census Records: A Genealogist's Guide

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Census
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Genealogy 101
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Tips
The Impact of Immigration on Family Histories: A Genealogical Perspective

The Impact of Immigration on Family Histories: A Genealogical Perspective

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Family History
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Genealogy
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Canada
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English
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Family Tree
Deciphering Old Handwriting: A Guide for Genealogists

Deciphering Old Handwriting: A Guide for Genealogists

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Genealogy
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Tips
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Paleography
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Handwriting
The Role of DNA Testing in Genealogical Research: A Guide

The Role of DNA Testing in Genealogical Research: A Guide

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DNA
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Genealogy
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Adoption
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Brick Walls
Unearthing Your Family's Military History: A Comprehensive Guide

Unearthing Your Family's Military History: A Comprehensive Guide

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Military Records
Tracing Your Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy

Tracing Your Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy

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Genealogy 101
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Genealogy
How to Use Marginal Annotations in French Deeds

How to Use Marginal Annotations in French Deeds

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French
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Research
III. Explaining Genealogic Germany – Some notes on civil records

III. Explaining Genealogic Germany – Some notes on civil records

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German
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Research
5 More Tips for Embarking on African-American Genealogy

5 More Tips for Embarking on African-American Genealogy

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African American
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Research
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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Tips
Marginal Annotations in French Deeds

Marginal Annotations in French Deeds

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French
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Research
Using Historical Documents to Capture Student Engagement

Using Historical Documents to Capture Student Engagement

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Kids
Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

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Holiday
Civil War Pension Records: A Wealth of Knowledge

Civil War Pension Records: A Wealth of Knowledge

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Military Records
Going to College…back in the Day…even girls!

Going to College…back in the Day…even girls!

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Family History
The History of Polish National Independence Day

The History of Polish National Independence Day

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Polish
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Research
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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Tips
Understanding Your Polish Ancestors: Memory of Cursed Soldiers

Understanding Your Polish Ancestors: Memory of Cursed Soldiers

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Polish
Disease in Puerto Rico

Disease in Puerto Rico

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Research
Galveston: The Ellis Island of Texas

Galveston: The Ellis Island of Texas

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Research
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Genealogy
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Immigration
The Native American Code Talkers of World War I

The Native American Code Talkers of World War I

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Military Records
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Native American
Motivating Others for Genealogical Results

Motivating Others for Genealogical Results

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Tips
Finding Records from the War to End All Wars

Finding Records from the War to End All Wars

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Military Records
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Research
Finding Children with Learning Difficulties Within Your Family Tree in the late 1800s

Finding Children with Learning Difficulties Within Your Family Tree in the late 1800s

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Research
School Log Books: Giving Your Ancestor Character

School Log Books: Giving Your Ancestor Character

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Research
World War I Memorial Plaques

World War I Memorial Plaques

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Research
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Military Records
NGS Conference in North Carolina

NGS Conference in North Carolina

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Archives
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Research
English Easter Celebrations of our Ancestors

English Easter Celebrations of our Ancestors

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Holiday
O Canada!

O Canada!

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Canada
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Research
The Victorian Deaf in England Part 2: Education and Employment

The Victorian Deaf in England Part 2: Education and Employment

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English
The Victorian Deaf in England Part 1: Family Life

The Victorian Deaf in England Part 1: Family Life

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English
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Research
Genealogical Sources in Poland

Genealogical Sources in Poland

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Polish
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Research
Family Connection – Denmark to the United States

Family Connection – Denmark to the United States

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Danish
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Research
Using Pinterest as Part of Your Genealogy Toolbox

Using Pinterest as Part of Your Genealogy Toolbox

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Tips
Citizenship in Puerto Rico

Citizenship in Puerto Rico

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Census
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Research
Finding the Wayward and the Wanton: Ancestors Who Flew Too Close to the Sun

Finding the Wayward and the Wanton: Ancestors Who Flew Too Close to the Sun

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Research
Fun stuff in the 1911 Census

Fun stuff in the 1911 Census

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Census
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English
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Welsh
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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Tips
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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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Tips
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Vital Records
Getting Kids Involved in Genealogy: Part 2

Getting Kids Involved in Genealogy: Part 2

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Kids
Getting the Kids Involved in Genealogy

Getting the Kids Involved in Genealogy

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Kids
It’s a Grave Situation: Cemeteries, Genealogy, Paying it Forward, and You

It’s a Grave Situation: Cemeteries, Genealogy, Paying it Forward, and You

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Research
Free Resources for learning to use your Genetic Test Results for Genealogy

Free Resources for learning to use your Genetic Test Results for Genealogy

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DNA
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
African American Sites to Break Brick Walls

African American Sites to Break Brick Walls

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African American
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Brick Walls
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Research
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
Yah Gotta Know the Territory!

Yah Gotta Know the Territory!

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Research
The Hidden Value of “Negative” Research Results

The Hidden Value of “Negative” Research Results

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Research
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Tips
Census Returns in England and Wales

Census Returns in England and Wales

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Census
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English
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Welsh
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Research
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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Tips
How Reliable are Parish Registers?

How Reliable are Parish Registers?

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English
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Vital Records
Adopted? Starting the Search for Your English Birth Ancestors

Adopted? Starting the Search for Your English Birth Ancestors

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Adoption
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English
Mining the 1880 Census Mother Lode: Insanity and Idiocy

Mining the 1880 Census Mother Lode: Insanity and Idiocy

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Researching Family Roots in California

Researching Family Roots in California

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Research
Then We Saw It, Now We Don’t…

Then We Saw It, Now We Don’t…

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Resources
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Vital Records
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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Tips
Civil Registration in England and Wales

Civil Registration in England and Wales

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English
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Welsh
Who is Your Intended Audience?

Who is Your Intended Audience?

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Recording History
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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Tips
The Disrespectful Epidemic Affecting Cemeteries & Historic Sites

The Disrespectful Epidemic Affecting Cemeteries & Historic Sites

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Research
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Vital Records
Christmas Past in England

Christmas Past in England

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Holiday
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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Tips
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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Tips
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Vital Records
Last Minute Gifts for the Genealogist

Last Minute Gifts for the Genealogist

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Holiday
Is Your Family’s Heritage Native American? Native American Research Resources

Is Your Family’s Heritage Native American? Native American Research Resources

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Native American
All I Want For Christmas

All I Want For Christmas

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Holiday
10 Obscure Occupations Found on the 1880 Census

10 Obscure Occupations Found on the 1880 Census

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Census
The History of Parish Registers in England and Wales

The History of Parish Registers in England and Wales

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English
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Welsh
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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Tips
Handmade Christmas Presents with a Family History Twist

Handmade Christmas Presents with a Family History Twist

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Holiday
Jewish Genealogy Series: Given Names, Here and There

Jewish Genealogy Series: Given Names, Here and There

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Ancestor Names
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Family Spellings
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Jewish
Holiday Traditions: Important to Family Roots

Holiday Traditions: Important to Family Roots

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Holiday
State Archives Preserve the Tapestries of Ancestors’ Lives (Part II)

State Archives Preserve the Tapestries of Ancestors’ Lives (Part II)

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Archives
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Research
State Archives Preserve the Tapestries of Ancestors’ Lives (Part I)

State Archives Preserve the Tapestries of Ancestors’ Lives (Part I)

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Archives
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Research
Newspaper Archives in England and Wales

Newspaper Archives in England and Wales

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Resources
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Newspapers
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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Tips
Finding Clues within Historic and Topographical Maps

Finding Clues within Historic and Topographical Maps

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Research
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Tips
The 4 Main English and Welsh Genealogy Records

The 4 Main English and Welsh Genealogy Records

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English
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Welsh
What's Your Food Story

What's Your Food Story

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Holiday
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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Tips