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Want to get really close to your ancestors? Head for the cemetery. Here's how to find your ancestors' final resting places and what you can learn from tombstones.
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You've got questions about discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history; our experts have the answers.
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A genealogist's guide to the federal Freedom of Information Act.
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Many naturalization, FBI and passport records are available online. Find out where in this article.
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In this article: Pre-1906 naturalizations Post-1906 naturalizations Other citizenship-related records
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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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Here's help finding birth records of relatives born overseas. See the December 2006 Family Tree Magazine for advice on obtaining ancestors' birth records in the United States.
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Tracing an indentured servant in Virginia
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Our guide tells you everything you need to know about finding and using your ancestors' old military pension records.
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With 2 million General Land Office patents to mine, the Bureau of Land Management's Web site is an El Dorado for public land records.
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