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  1. 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...
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  4. New England Historic Genealogical Society Announces Multi-Year Collaboration with FamilySearch

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    New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and FamilySearch, the family history arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, today announced a multi-year collaboration between the two nonprofit organizations and a sharing of online genealogical resources, establishing a milestone in the growing international family history industry. In a...
  5. Free Genealogy Sites for Researching Ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

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    Researching ancestors from England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland? Here’s a list of free genealogy sites for the UK and Ireland where you can find everything from census returns and military service records to birth, marriage and death indexes. We have included only sites that offer mostly or completely free records...
  6. War of 1812 Pension Records: Preservation Effort and Free Access

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    Two centuries after its inception, an important effort is underway to preserve the pension records from the War of 1812. For the last several years donations have been raised to digitize these records and make them free to the public. The Federation of Genealogical Societies has created the Preserve the Pensions page in conjunction with Fold3,...
  7. Search Multiple Genealogy Sites at One Time With Our New Tool

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    We have created a new tool on Family History Daily, the Family History Search Engine. It’s a simple custom search box that allows you to look for your ancestors on a wide variety of different genealogy websites. We have added mostly free genealogy resources to our search–including large research websites and smaller regional archives...

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