May 2011

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Ancestors in their own words.
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Today when soldiers are killed in action, the bodies are sent home for burial. I have an ancestor from New Hampshire who was killed in action in Virginia during the Civil War. Where were the bodies buried back then?
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Explore Civil War genealogy records and history at these top 10 online destinations. Plus: State-by-state Civil War websites and resources for offline research.
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Add these books to your genealogy reading list.
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A total overhaul, underway for several years, has finally gone live, and the former FamilySearch Beta site is now the official FamilySearch.org.
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Tips and tricks for preserving military memorabilia.
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Whether your Richmond ancestors came in Colonial times and migrated to other places or stayed and helped build what is today one of the centers of the New South, you'll find plenty of records to uncover their story.
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The Flip-Pal's whole shtick is that it's a scanner that you can flip -- it weighs barely more than a pound. Who ever heard of such a thing? And would its scans be worth flip? We tested it to find out.
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Back in October, we sought to view genealogy through fresh eyes by finding a newbie genealogist to blog about research experiences and resources. Nancy Shively of Skiatook, Okla., whose interests include family history and writing, fit the bill perfectly.
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I've always been told that my ancestor worked at the "Richmond Ironworks" during the Civil War. But his son was born in Tallassee, Ala., in early 1865. Can you help solve this mystery?
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