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Create and organize a family archive of heirlooms generations will cherish.
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Unlock genealogy clues all year long. Each week, look for one of these 52 key family history sources that can turn up in the most surprising spots.
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Q. I'd like to transcribe my great-grandfather's journals for my family. He spelled phonetically, with no punctuation and little capitalization. Should I copy the journals exactly as he wrote them? How do I indicate an unknown word? Should I include copies of all the journal pages, or just portions?
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' (LDS) genealogy arm, Family-Search, has microfilmed millions of records and books from all over the globe. Use this tutorial to learn how to order the microfilms. This article includes a short Genealogy How-To Video that will walk you through the process of ordering microfilm on FamilySearch.org.
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Learn how to make the most of your ancestors' marriage licenses with this 10-step guide.
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Q. I'm researching in records from Germany and Luxembourg, and I keep coming across “house names.” What are they and how do they factor into my research?
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A determined family historian finds a home for a Civil War soldier's letters.
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Major libraries and archives are digitizing their collections and sharing them online. Can a family do the same with its treasures?
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Look here for ancestors who lived west of the Rockies.
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Preserve those old, yellowed newspaper clippings and organize them into your own family news file.
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