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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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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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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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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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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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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Unravel shifting borders, changing rulers and other research binds with our guide to tracing Croatian roots.
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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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