July 2011

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Got boxes of photos here, folders of documents there and heirlooms somewhere else? Follow these four steps to preserve your treasures in a manageable, organized family archive.
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Today, we know it as Motor City and Motown, but Detroit was around long before Henry Ford and Diana Ross made waves. For more than 300 years, this inland city and major port has attracted immigrants from all over the world. Follow our guide to the historical high notes and top records -- genealogical, not musical -- for discovering your Detroit roots.
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Facebook is a great tool for genealogy: You can keep in touch with family, share photos and even tap into free apps designed with family historians in mind.
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Although Charleston, SC, is in the spotlight now for its pivotal role in the start of the Civil War, its history stretches back far before the April 12, 1861, firing on Fort Sumter. From the early Charles Town settlement to the Civil War and beyond, use these tips and sources to shed light on your Charleston roots.
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Keep your family story from veering off course -- watch out for these nine pitfalls when researching or writing about your roots.
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This free website aims to help genealogists locate records and resources -- both free and fee-based on independent websites, large commercial repositories and in printed materials not yet digitized.
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Will a numerology report return any genealogical insights?
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If you have a Civil War veteran in your family tree, you can learn a lot about his military service from his muster cards.
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Twitter has tons of historical trivia to offer.
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Ancestors in their own words. In this issue: Call of the open road.
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