May 2011

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Spring used to be the only time rugs were cleaned, because they had to be hauled outside and beaten to extract the accumulated grime. Then, in a flurry of invention about 100 years ago, a better way emerged: the vacuum cleaner.
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Various services now provide online access to millions of records dating back to the early 1600s from both the present-day Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Excited about the opportunities to relive history during the Civil War's 150th anniversary? We are, too -- so we mustered the best sesquicentennial offerings from around the web to celebrate.
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Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
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Ensure your Civil War veteran is properly recognized for his service -- follow these seven steps to order an official military grave marker.
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The black press created a repository of experiences, hopes and dreams for your African-American ancestors. Discover 11 ways these publications can give you the scoop on your family.
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Men flocked to studios -- makeshift or established -- to pose in their new uniforms or before a major battle, then proudly sent the images home to relatives anxious for news.
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Mac users seeking a high-powered genealogy program with all the features they've ever imagined will want to snap up this long-awaited version of the reigning Windows software.
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The Civil War sesquicentennial doesn't just mark the 150th anniversary of a war. It also honors the freedom of 4 million enslaved humans.
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Tales from the lighter side of family history.
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