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Tracing your family history back to when the country was young and its history volatile is exciting—perhaps until you realize that records were also sparser, which means limited information about your Early American ancestors. Fortunately, there are strategies to help you continue down this narrow, rugged genealogical trail. Here are some resources to get you started.

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Genealogy Brick Wall Busters Free eBook

Limited records, uncertain geography, ancestors constantly on the move—these are all factors that can lead you head-first into a brick wall as you research family who lived prior to 1850. Here's a free eBook to help you overcome these obstacles as you delve deep into our nation's younger days.

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Free Early Census Worksheets from Family Tree Magazine

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