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Research Recommendations: Happy Thanksgiving, by Michael J. Leclerc of NEHGS The holidays are upon us. Each year seems to fly by faster and faster, even though I know that 525,600 minutes have passed since last Thanksgiving, the same amount of time as it was between the 2007 and 2008 holidays. Several years ago I had the […]

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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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The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution has brought online a searchable database of data which their members have submitted over many years. While they continue to add to the database on a daily basis, I have found the information extremely useful and plentiful. The Ancestor Database contains the names of Revolutionary War […]

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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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Most of us have items we need to preserve so that they may be passed down to future generations. Such items would include documents which are by now brown with age and perhaps worm ridden, torn, rolled up, brittle and so forth. We may have our grandfather’s hammer or an old quilt. Such treasure must […]

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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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