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When one performs research for ancestors and the lives they lived in the past, it is worth consideration to include historical events and matters as they stood at a particular point in time. I will offer a few examples from my own efforts only to suggest a train of thought. My father joined the Army […]

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If you have any connection with your ancestors to New England, I highly recommend you join the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The value of this organization can not be overstated. They are a gold mine to researchers! Now, the NEHGS has created an alliance with Footnote.com. Footnote has a free search capability, but […]

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The perfect holiday gift for someone generally hard to buy for might be a copy of the book Getting Started in Genealogy, or, How To Leave a Legacy and Have Fun Doing So. These candidates might possess one or more of these characteristics: • Seriously in need of a hobby; • Has much of their life […]

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Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of selected historical materials from Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the US from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. Immigration has profoundly influenced the character and the growth of the United States. Its salient […]

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I often find with Mac users, especially those new to the Mac, a lack of awareness of one of the most powerful tools in their arsenal. The use of the Command/Shift/4 capability, which I will call CS4. Especially in genealogy but likewise useful in everyday computer operations, we face on the screen a page from […]

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When one first comes to genealogy, one is seldom aware there is a family association for their surnames of interest. I speak not just of their own surname, but the grandparents from whom they descend and their surnames, which normally differ. For example, my mother’s surname (and part of her extended family) had held an […]

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Those new to genealogy may be unaware of the existence of town and county web sites. They can be a bit difficult to locate, but once found, many of them are a fountain of useful information. Many towns are too small to support a web site, yet are more than willing to help support a […]

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