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old map and compass

All Over the Map

In college, I majored in history and minored in geography.
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The Royal Treatment

Have you always heard that your family can be traced back to royalty?
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house on fire

Chasing a Fire

My dad told me several times about the fire that burned down the farmhouse that he and his mother lived
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engraved cemetery

Engraved in My Memory

A couple of years ago, I was driving through a small town on Memorial Day.
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Midwest Genealogy Center

Let’s Celebrate

Do you remember where you were on June 1, 2008?
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It’s All Fun and Games

My kids don’t have fond memories of trips to the genealogy library when they were young.
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steamboat

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Why has everyone heard about the sinking of the Titanic, but never heard about the
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taxes

Nothing Is Certain but Death and Taxes

While I was doing my income taxes, the history nerd in me surfaced, and I wanted to know whe
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archivist

For the Record

My kids dreaded when their teacher asked what their parents did for a living because when th
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Whitney Ames

Royalty and Long-Lost Relatives: What’s Your Family Story?

National Genealogy Day occurs each year on the second Saturday in March, which this year falls on March 10.
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Find Your Ancestor’s Address & So Much More

Everyone wants to find that clue that can help to break a genealogy brick wall wide open.
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Old famine field in Ireland

No Small Potatoes

Potato chips, French fries, and loaded baked potatoes are just some of the ways I love to eat potatoes.
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