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A Wee Bit of Scotland

A Wee Bit of Scotland

When looking for your Scottish ancestors in America, a wee bit of history is important.
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What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking?

I love to hear and read about the foods that my relatives and ancestors ate.
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Where Will Your Family History Go?

Where Will Your Family History Go?

Have you considered where your family history is going to end up when you pass away?
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Irish Church Records

Irish Church Records

When researching Irish ancestors, church records are a valuable resource.
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The California Trail: There’s Gold in Them Hills!

The California Trail: There’s Gold in Them Hills!

Boom town, claim jumping, fool’s gold, forty-niners, gold fever—this is the language of the California G
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Rediscover the Aroma of Traditional Recipes

Rediscover the Aroma of Traditional Recipes

Food not only brings us comfort and pleasure, but also memories.
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Did You Check the International Phone Books?

Did You Check the International Phone Books?

Perhaps you have walked through the doors of the Midwest Genealogy Center many times,
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Picking the Brains of My Aunts

Picking the Brains of My Aunts

For many years, my mother’s four sisters lived in Des Moines, Iowa, their hometown.
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Holidays, 2020 Style

Holidays, 2020 Style

This year, the holiday season is different, maybe something like
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Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane

I’ve heard of memory lane, express lane, passing lane, and even of “life in the fast lane,”
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Thanksgiving Is More

Thanksgiving Is More

For many, Thanksgiving is more than just a meal with turkey and mashed potatoe
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