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Newspaper articles can offer loads of genealogical details about your
ancestors, but they can be difficult to track down. Use this step-by-step guide to get started on Journalism's Voyage West.
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the many free and fee-based websites offering UK records. Start with our
picks for the best new and expanded British record collections for English, Scottish and Welsh research.
For our ancestors living in rural America—where half the US population resided as late as 1920—mail-order catalogs served “not only as a marketing tool, but also as school readers, almanacs, symbols of abundance and progress, and objects of fantasy and desire,” according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago (a city that was home to both Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck. Read about how mail-order catalogues might have shaped your ancestors' lives.
Elizabeth Shown Mills talks genealogy books, brick walls and DNA tests.