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  1. Mystery Monday: The Anderson Boys – Reputations in Need of Rescue

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    Sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe.  I love a good skeleton in the closet as much as the next genealogist—or a black sheep or two in the family—but this stretches the bounds of credibility. My maternal grandmother, Clara Anderson Erickson (1892-1967), had four brothers—George, Charles, Howard, and Lester.  Grandma...
  2. Family Gatherings: Images From Our Collective Past

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    The Library of Congress has an expansive collection of historical images available online. Many show the daily lives of our ancestors and reveal exciting glimpses into our collective past. Thanks to efforts by the US government to document America’s people and cultural movements, many of these image descriptions retain names, ages,...

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