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  • HathiTrust Digital Library

    Apr 23

    This collection of the HathiTrust Project has numerous magazines and periodicals especially aimed at assisting family historians. A major older periodical is "The Genealogical Advertiser" which was a quarterly magazine of family history. Besides the use of treasures from genealogy magazines, especially the vintage ones, check out the magazines w...

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  • April 18th – International Day on Monuments and Sites

    Apr 18

    Every small town, major city, county and state has a vast array of monuments representing some event, a person, an activity -- anything that is important for the present day and future generations to know about and remember. One generally thinks of historical monuments or sites such as battle fields, or a the place where something new began (such a...

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  • Women Postmasters

    Mar 13

    Only until recent decades have women really had opportunities to pursue just about any occupation. For the most part they were expected to be housewives and care for the children. Some jobs such as a teacher were acceptable. We generally don't think of our female ancestors as 'postmistresses' but rather many ladies did hold that position by off...

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  • USA — Cyndi’s List

    Mar 3

    With ancestors who lived in one or more locations across the United States, you will need to search each of those states and the counties in those states to learn more about those relatives. To assist in locating resources for each state is Cyndi's List on all the states in the United States along with the District of Columbia (Washington). Wit...

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  • Variety of Hometown Newspapers Resources

    Feb 23

    It is great to have a variety of local hometown newspapers scanned and online at your fingertips. This is the case for the 'Historical Newspapers Online' done by Penn State. All the states are listed with the available newspapers, their locations, the years covered and any additional information. They have combined the national Chronicles Newspa...

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  • Use the Veteran’s Census 1890

    Feb 15

    We all love when we find that an ancestor served in the American Civil War (1861-1865). Of course sometimes we are not even aware we have such an ancestor. So now FamilySearch.org has online a collection from the census taken of just veterans in 1890. Now not all veterans from the Civil War were still alive in 1890, many killed in the war. How...

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  • British Newspapers from 1700 to 1999

    Feb 11

    Newspapers are really the life blood of a community, town or city -- covering about events, places and people in that town. This is why finding newspapers from a certain area where our ancestors lived and then seeing if there was ever an article about that person or a family member can provide such additional information for you research. If you...

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  • Korean War Casualties

    Jan 7

    The involvement of the United States in the war between North and South Korea went from June 25, 1950 until a cease fire was declared and armistice agreement signed on July 27, 1953. You may have well had numerous relatives who took part in the war, many whom never returned home alive. This is a database of those casualties of Americans from th...

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  • Rock Island County, Illinois

    Jan 5

    The history and people of Rock Island County go back to 1831. The name came from anĀ island in the Mississippi River. The early settlers to this area approved formation of a county government and held their first county election on July 5, 1833. But who were those early settlers, who were the movers and shakers in that frontier region? It just mig...

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  • Message Boards

    Jan 3

    Either you have used the Rootsweb Message Boards in the past or have never used them. Whichever is your case - this new year, this January, go to these wonderful message boards, any one of which could provide new information. First timers -- it is simple. Use the search box at the top, placing a surname, hometown, military regiment, whatever yo...

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