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Learn how to find your ancestors' Civil War, WWI and WW2 draft records—and the genealogical clues these old military records hold.
Research ancestors who immigrated via US Navy convoys
Learn the best way to search for your ancestors at the top websites for digitized newspapers. This article contains a Genealogy How-To Video demonstrating how to find and search free newspapers online.
Follow this guide to learn how to best use the David Rumsey map collection for your research. This article contains a Genealogy How-To Video demonstrating how to find free maps on the David Rumsey website.
Did your ancestors arrive before the 1820 advent of passenger lists? Don't assume they're untrackable—use these eight sources to find early immigrants' origins.
Discover the stories of your ancestors who preserved American independence in the War of 1812.
Try these genealogical resources for researching US ancestors before the first federal census in 1790.
Tax records can be instrumental in tracing ancestors between US census years and before the first federal census in 1790. We'll get you started researching in this valuable genealogical resource.