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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. What Are Your Favorite State Specific Genealogy Sites?

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    There are few things more useful when conducting US research than free state specific record resources. That’s why we’re working on creating genealogy guides for every state in the Union that feature completely cost-free sites. We’ve discovered many wonderful resources already, but we’d like your help making sure that we don’t miss anything important. If...
  3. 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...
  4. 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,...
  5. Family History Centers: Billions of Free Genealogy Records Are Closer Than You Think

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    Many genealogists have dreamed of making their way to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. With genealogy records on more than 3 billion individuals, this family history center hosts the largest collection of its kind found anywhere in the world. But what many don’t realize is that the family history records...

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