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The regions of the Wild, Wild West didn't always look like they do today. Check out this map of the Western United States in 1857, plus a list of when states were organized into territories and admitted to the Union.
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Experience living history in your ancestors' homeland.
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How do I find records destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake?
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Find your ancestors across the country with these 75 superb state-focused genealogy websites.
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Digging into the city's multicultural roots can be both a challenge and a fiesta -- these tips and resources will get you started.
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Books, Web sites and more
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Use these 75 state-focused genealogy websites to find your ancestors and bust down brick walls.
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Our county-by-county listing of California has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.
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Expert advice on researching an ancestor who was an officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.
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Learn about California's history and available records in this research guide that includes a map and bibliography.
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