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Documenting the foreign-natives who married soldiers overseas can be challenging, but these off-shore marriages were quite common during both WWI and WWII. Read More
Beyond the facts surrounding your ancestor, have you considered putting the person or family into historical context? By examining the neighborhood or the town in which your ancestor lived, you may discover information you never considered before or knew existed. Read More
If the path to your ancestors takes you home to West Virginia, use this article as a roadmap to help you find them. Read More
The dead have been cleared from the smoky battlefield and are on the stripping line at the Graves Registration Service... Read More
They say dead men tell no tales, but the troops who fought and died told their stories to the men of the Graves Registration Service. Read More
Research related to epidemics and pandemics takes skill in unearthing not-so-obvious records and connecting the dots. Read More
Many of us have ancestors who put down roots in the city. People who lived in cities tended to be more mobile; they may not move as far, but they seem to move more often. Luckily for genealogists, there are several resources you can use specifically for urban research. Read More
It's dawn on December 7, 1941. Airplanes can be seen on the horizon, but why is the Navy practicing this... Read More
The Steel City. The City at the Point. The City of Champions. No matter the nickname, for more than 250... Read More
We're all enthusiasm and energy when we begin in genealogy. We want it all, and all at once. And at first, we can get it.
Enthusiasm is indispensable, but it can only carry us so far. Read More
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