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I have often said it borders on a criminal act to fail to write your autobiography. An exaggeration perhaps, but as you research your ancestors how many times have you wished your father? your grandfather? your great grandmother had written theirs? Why extend this family failure? Here are some reasons to write such a document. […]

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Footnote.com is opening the entire Interactive 1930 US Census for free throughout the month of August. All Indexes are always free on Footnote.com. However, for this month Footnote will allow free access to the images as well. You must go to Free 1930 Census Imagesicon and register (provide email address) to gain free access. There […]

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A Brave Vessel

In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail aboard the Sea Venture, bound for the New World. Caught in a hurricane, the ship separated from its fleet and wrecked on uninhabited Bermuda, a bountiful island paradise its passengers would inhabit for nearly a year before reaching their intended destination-the famine-stricken colony of Jamestown. Strachey’s meticulous […]

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