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Get the perks of a genealogy conference without the hassle of traveling! With 3 days and 15 different learning sessions in 4 tracks: Genetic genealogy, Research, Technlogy, and Ethnicity - you'll find plenty of new tools and techniques to fuel your research. Plus, they're all pre-recorded so you can download them to watch after the conference is over. The live chats and discussion boards will give you the opportunity to interact with expert instructors and other attendees. Use coupon code VCFALL16 at registration to get early bird pricing if you sign up now! 

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Military Records
Click the free e-book, How to Find Military Records, to download. This e-book contains some of Family Tree Magazine’s best techniques for finding your ancestors in the records that have been generated by the US Military, from draft records and pensions to the documents of lesser-known conflicts.

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Your 30-minute dose of genealogy resources, tips and fun, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke. Get the latest scoop on tracking down those hard-to-find ancestors.

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Going by the Books

You’ve mined the free FamilySearch website for historical census, court and vital records about your ancestors, but have you surfed your way over to FamilySearch’s collection of digitized family history books? The 220,000 books can be hard to find, located as they are in a different section of FamilySearch from the site’s well-known historical records. But once you find them, you may be able to tap into record indexes, local histories and others’ research mentioning your relatives. Read more!

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Italian Immigrant Ancestors
How to Trace Your Italian Immigrant Ancestor live webinar

Sign up for this live webinar to learn how to trace your Italian immigrant ancestors. Live at 7pm ET on May 26, 2016. Learn more!

Online Genealogy Classes

Learn how to use Google Earth and Google Earth Pro's set of maps, views, and photographs to research your family history and enrich the stories of your ancestors with this 4-week course. Watch the preview below to learn more from instructor Lisa Louise Cooke. Google Earth for Genealogists

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Your Weekly Genealogy Tip

This week's tip comes from Rick Crume, who writes, "Many states have created online digital archives with oral histories, city directories, diaries, photographs and other items. For example, the Illinois Digital Archives <www.idaillinois.org> has manuscripts, letters, newspapers, maps and more." 
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