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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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Expert answers to your genealogy questions.
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Learn more about this early settlement with these books and Web sites.
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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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Did your Southern ancestors vanish in the social and economic upheaval that followed the Civil War? We’ll show you the best records to track them down.
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Find out if you have family ties to America's first permanent English settlement—just in time for its 400th anniversary.
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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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Get the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in Washington DC.
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Find contact information for archives, libraries and other genealogical organizations in Virginia.
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Retelling the enigmatic dtory of the Melungeons.
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