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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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Ducks in a row

Get Your Ducks in a Row

As a librarian, genealogist, and archivist, I love to put things in order, so this month has
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swear on bibles

I Swear on a Stack of Bibles

I recently found my aunt’s Bible that she received as a wedding gift.
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Get Healthy, Get Promoted, Get to the Library this New Year!

Make 2019 the year that you finally check off those recurring resolutions with a little help from
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Christmas ornaments

Take It with a Grain of Salt

I’ve seen them in stores, but I’ve always really wondered why anyone would want to decorate
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Recipe to Prep Turkey

Turkeys, Hams, and Pies, Oh My!

Just days before Thanksgiving, did your children text you and ask how to cook a frozen 25-po
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christmas

Shopping for a Genealogy Bargain

I love the holiday season, and my own holiday wish list often contains genealogy-related ite
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retro phone

Good Call!

My kids remind me all the time that as a genealogist, I talk about some strange topics.
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