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The Ancestry Clues Hiding in Voting Records

records Mar 06, 2020

As you cast your vote in this year’s election, have you ever wondered about your ancestors in past elections? What issues were important to them? Where did they vote? Could they even vote? It wasn’t that long ago when women and African Americans in the United States were denied the...

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Why I Love Marriage Records and You Should Too!

records Feb 14, 2020

It's Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. It’s one of my favorite holidays. The heart was the first shape I learned to draw. As a child, the Wedding section was my favorite part of the newspaper.

I poured over all the details in the engagement and wedding announcements. Not because...

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Cemetery Sleuthing - 3 Steps to Find A Grave

cemeteries records Oct 30, 2019

Cemeteries are often overlooked tools in family history research. Many beginning genealogists wonder if you already know your ancestor's date of birth and death date, why visit the cemetery? Besides honoring them in their final resting place, visiting your ancestor’s headstone can sometimes...

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3 Steps for Finding Your Revolutionary Roots

military records Jul 03, 2019

Many families have stories claiming their ancestors were American Revolutionary War heroes or even signers of the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately when working with these families on tracing their family lore... many of the stories do not survive genealogical scrutiny.

Only 15 of...

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