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Olde Virginia Vital Records

Such a long-standing early English colony and one of the original U.S. states, you would think all vital records would…

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Social Security Applications and Death Index

A major untapped resource for those researching their family members is the information available from the Social Security Death Index…

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Family History – Is it the Same as Genealogy?

You may well have asked yourself that question more than once as you have researched your family. Starting with a…

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FamilySearch.org – Inexpensive Beginning Research

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Great Starting Point – Family History Centers

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), along with the Genealogical Society of Utah, for many decades gathered,…

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Got a Baffling Ancestor?

Working a month or years on your family history and you have had at least one or more ancestors for…

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How to Solve the Problem of Missing 1890 Census Data

The United States government began taking a census of the entire population every 10 years in 1790.  The information contained…

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FHL is looking for Volunteers

FamilySearch is looking for volunteers to go into record repositories all over the United States.  We would like these volunteers…

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What is an Enumeration District?

To enumerate means to mention items by naming them one by one, just like you would do when you count…

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The Importance of Cemetery Records in Genealogical Research

Cemetery records and gravestones are not considered direct evidence in genealogical research but that doesn’t mean they don’t provide critical…

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