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Double Dating Like a Genealogist

You could ask someone out on a date and bring another couple to a program at the Midwest Gen
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“Janey Mack!” New Online Irish Records

If you are like most of us who do genealogy, you get pretty excited (hence the Irish exclama
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My Ancestor Died of What?!

“What was the ‘white plague’?” you may wonder to yourself while looking at an ancestor’s dea
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That’s Italian!

My grandmother first ignited the genealogy bug in me unknowingly.
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Dead Letter

July 1 is the anniversary of many postal service “firsts”—first postage stamp, first printed
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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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Is It All in the Genes?

Everyone’s talking about it. Everyone’s asking about it.
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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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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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Up a Tree?

Have you always heard that you have Native American ancestors in your family tree?
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Hidden Away

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