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Post Office Syracuse KS

Dead Letter

July 1 is the anniversary of many postal service “firsts”—first postage stamp, first printed
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Lions, Tiger and Bears

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh, My!

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh, My! Don’t worry, it’s nothing to be afraid of.
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dna

Is It All in the Genes?

Everyone’s talking about it. Everyone’s asking about it.
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slovak calendar

Do You Celebrate Your Name Day?

Recently, someone showed me an old German postcard that gave best wishes for the recipient’s “name day.” A que
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graduation hat

The Good Old Days

Hearing Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” again brings back the memory of caps and gowns and the walk down the a
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kinship

Up a Tree?

Have you always heard that you have Native American ancestors in your family tree?
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Peoria State Hospital

Hidden Away

When researching your family history, have you ever come across someone who seems to disappear?
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Queer Eye

Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ Pays Visit to Midwest Genealogy Center

If you’ve watched the most recent season of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, filmed in our very ow
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House in Kells

Extra! Extra! Read (or Learn) All About It!

When I started my search for my Irish roots, I figured it would be a typical story of ancest
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man in bushes

Who’s Hiding in Your Family Tree?

Because my parents were old enough to be my grandparents, they looked at things from a different perspec
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slaves

The Cherokee Freedmen: Slaves of the Tribe

If you have African American ancestors in your family tree, you may struggle to find genealo
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chained heart

Match Made in Prison?

I became curious when I discovered that one of my ancestors was married in Fleet Prison.
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