July 2011

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The bloggers behind this year's Family Tree 40 deliver great genealogy advice, ideas and conversation.
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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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Twitter has tons of historical trivia to offer.
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Choosing this year's Family Tree 40 was a group effort -- by the readers who nominated and voted on their favorite blogs, as well as a panel of blogging veterans.
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Catch a glimpse of the family histories NBC brought to America's living rooms in this second-season scrapbook.
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A longtime Abraham Lincoln researcher, honored in 1998 for discovering the last document Lincoln ever signed, was banned from NARA after confessing to doctoring the date on that paper.
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Don't count on federal enumerations alone for tracking your clan -- follow our guide to find the clues hiding in state censuses.
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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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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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Hitting the road in search of your roots? Don't leave home without these 21 essentials.
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