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  1. Genealogy Books: 7 Top Family History Reads to Inform and Inspire

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    Genealogy reference books have long been a valuable part of family history research. Providing help and how-to on a huge range of topics, the best selections will take any genealogist on a journey of discovery. But with an ever-growing assortment of online reference information for family historians it is easy...
  2. Researching Female Ancestors: Challenges and Resources

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    Editor’s note: This post is being shared in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th and Women’s History Month (March). Originally published March 15, 2013. The dictionary tells us that being invisible is being inconspicuous, unobtrusive, and unnoticeable. From a researcher’s point of view, tracing the life movements of...
  3. Free Civil War Records: Find Your Ancestors with These 4 No-Cost Resources

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    With the sesquicentennial of the close of the US Civil War nearly upon us, it seems like the perfect time to uncover information about our ancestors who were touched by that harrowing time in American history. Be prepared to be surprised and delighted by how much personal information has survived the last 150 years,...
  4. Last Day to View the Free Genealogy Do-Over Webinar

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    Have you heard about the Genealogy Do-Over from Geneabloggers creator Thomas MacEntee? It’s creating quite a lot of buzz in the family history world right now, and for good reason. As the name implies, the Do-Over challenges genealogists to go back and completely redo and rethink their research in an effort to improve it....
  5. App from New Historian is a Fun Way to Get Your History Fix

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    If you like staying up to date on history news, you’ll probably love the new app from New Historian. We checked it out today and found that they had some really fascinating topics, including several recent articles that would likely be of interest to family historians. Here’s some information they’ve...

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