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  • Getting the Most from the U. S. 1880 Federal Census

    Oct 5

    The 1880 U.S. Federal Census, under U.S. President was Rutherford B. Hayes, was the tenth enumeration of the United States population and represented more than a 30% growth in the country compared to the 1870 census. Many of our ancestors came from Europe, Canada, South America or Asia during the 1860s and 1870s, so it is understandable the nation‚...

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  • YOUR ANCESTRAL GERMAN TOWNS AND CITIES

    Oct 3

    So many of us within the United States, England, Australia and Canada have ancestors who originated in Germany. Just looking at the many German-based surnames such as Schroeder, Bixler, Groff, Smythe, Braun, Neumann, Schwarz, Kaiser, Klein and Hahn to name a few; nearly everyone has some German heritage. In doing your family history research you...

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  • Hawaiian Marriages-Divorces and Deaths

    Oct 1

    The islands of Hawaii had been a territory of the United States for a long before it became the 50th state on August 21, 1959. The main islands are Hawaii, Lanai, Oahu, Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Kauai, and Niihau. Before it was a U.S. territory the islands were an independent kingdom from 1810 to 1893 and then an independent republic from 1894 to 1...

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  • Newspapers, Photos and Postcards of New York

    Sep 27

    Some of most creativity Internet sites for genealogical information are put together by original citizens, not just governmental agencies. So those fellow researchers who have taken the extra step to display their collection of information for others to share are highly applauded. There is a great such site titled Fulton History but this is not ...

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  • Finding an Image of Your Ancestral Ship

    Sep 25

    Since most Americans and their ancestors were immigrant, the majority arrived to these shores on ship. The greatest influx of people coming across the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans was from the 1870s to the 1930s. If you have some ancestors who made that journey, a must-have for your family history collection is an image of that ship. The free onli...

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  • Create a Historical TimeLine on Your Ancestors

    Sep 23

    There is always something new out on the Internet to add sparkle and interest to your family research. The site titled OurTimeLines has a charming and super simple method to put together a timeline of historical events that any particular ancestor may have experienced or lived through. Once you see and then study further some of the local, national...

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  • Images of the New England Region

    Sep 21

    So many people have roots in the six New England states;  Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine; that it essential you explored as much as possible about the region, especially if you do not live near that section of the country.  Using the online site; Historic New England, it offers a variety of interesting ...

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  • The Other Half of Our Ancestry

    Sep 19

    It is very unfortunate that many of our female ancestors do not get the full recognition that the male lineage obtains by family history researchers.  Check your family pedigree chart and you will have numerous locations along a female line that just the first name is filled in and no maiden name.  Those lines are at a stopping point until more c...

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  • Delaware County, PA – Index of Vital Records

    Sep 17

    As you are compiling some family research, sometimes all you need is a small clue, a hint of an ancestor’s birth date or location to put you on the right track.  When different counties within a state make available their records more conveniently online, even if they are just an index (a listing), it can be a great assistance.  Once you know a...

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  • New York Italian Heritage Resource & Others

    Sep 13

    Many cultural and ethnic groups make up the United States and none is stronger than those with ancestors originally from Italy.  Besides the numerous regional, state and local Italian societies and clubs across the country there is an organization called the Italian Genealogical Group whose purpose is to promote the Italian heritage and genealogy....

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