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1890 U. S. Census: Up in Smoke, Doused in Water

Let’s visit the U. S. Census again; this time the tragic story of the 1890 census. Continue reading

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Dating Old Photographs: The Cyanotype Process

The earliest known modern photography came into existence around 1840. When looking at old photos knowing about the photography process is helpful to point to a date or time period. Continue reading

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United States Census: 1790 History and Instructions

Census records are so important to your research. Learn the history behind the first U. S. Population Census of 1790. Continue reading

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Dating Old Photographs: The Daguerreotype Process

The earliest known modern photography came into existence around 1840. When looking at old photos knowing about the photography process is helpful to point to a date or time period. Continue reading

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Family Tree for Beginners: “Dummies” if you prefer…7 Free books to help you get started

Great News! You decided to start working on your family tree! Now what!? Family tree research can be a bit overwhelming. Continue reading

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RootsTech 2021 – Free Online! February 25-27, 2021

Tens of thousands of people attend RootsTech every year and this year you can to! Continue reading

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Tracing African-American Enslaved Peoples & Families: 10 Free books to get you started

Tracing African-American enslaved people in your family tree can be more difficult at times. Here is a Free book list of helpful resources from the Internet Archive. Continue reading

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What is “Reclaim The Records”?….and why you need to follow them.

What is Reclaim The Records?…and why you need to follow them. Continue reading

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Nebraska Death Index (1904 – 1968) is now FREE Online!

The Nebraska Death Index (1904 -1968) is now available FREE and online thanks to the efforts of one of my favorite groups – Reclaim the Records! Continue reading

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Treasure Trove of FREE Records: InternetArchive.org

InternetArchive.org – Treasure Trove of Free Information! Continue reading

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