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As one’s research approaches those ancestors living in the 17, 18 and 19th centuries, one faces monetary numbers no longer in use in the United States. In order to create a reasonable description of the lives and times of those ancestors it is often useful to describe their wealth or lack thereof, to envisage what […]

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One can better establish birth dates by knowing when the Census was actually taken. That date is nearly impossible to determine because it is generally not recorded. But one can get closer to the actual birth date by knowing the instructions given to the Enumerators. U.S. Census enumerators were instructed to take down the names […]

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Savannah, GA Genealogy Exposition The Southeast Family History Expo is a one full day event to be held at The Armstrong Center on the south end of Abercorn Street on February 20, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Speakers include: Jan Alpert, President, National Genealogical Society […]

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The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) says its new show “Faces of America” uses the latest tools in genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. The series is to air Wednesdays from Feb. 10-March 3. Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be the show’s host. “Looking to the wider […]

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There comes a time when your brick wall is truly a brick wall and you have exhausted all known methods of obtaining data on a particular person or family. Perhaps it is now time to turn to a professional for help. First would be a need for someone in a U.S. town, county or state […]

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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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