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Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia today announced that the historic Virginia Freedmen’s Bureau records, the earliest major compilation of information on the African-American community, have been extracted and indexed, and are now available online to historians and family history researchers. Under the direction of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and […]

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As we delve into genealogy, many of us find that our ancestors came not just from England, but other countries as well. One finds that a New England settler has a descendant who later marries a Swedish person and suddenly one has a multi-faceted background. In my case France, Germany, Sweden, England, Scotland and Ireland. […]

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Another Oriental Look at Genealogy

I just finished reading “Factory Girls” by Leslie Chang.  She is a Chinese-American author who lived in China for 10 years while working for the Wall St. Journal.  The book is about the lives of the migrant factory population in China, told mainly through two women in their twenties.  While the author was interviewing these […]

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