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Goodbye! “Nach Amerika!”

Goodbye! “Nach Amerika!”

Over the centuries, these words were heard numerous times as German families departed to Americ
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Separating Fact from Fiction

Separating Fact from Fiction

When I am not doing genealogy, I enjoy reading fiction and watching mystery movies.
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Let’s Get Together and Cluster!

Let’s Get Together and Cluster!

When researching genealogy, it seems like we all sometimes run into a “little” issue—a brick wall.
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Rollin’ Down the River: Genealogy on the Go!

Rollin’ Down the River: Genealogy on the Go!

When my daughter was a student at Kansas State University, I had a two-hour drive to get there to visit
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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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