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Learn the best search strategies for finding your family history using the Library of Congress website, with tips and tutorials demonstrating how to find free photos and old maps on the Library of Congress website.
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US military records such as the DD 214 aren’t in online databases, but they can be requested from the National Archives and Records Administration. Learn how you can get a copy of your ancestor's discharge papers.
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Set your sights on these 11 must-visit heritage museums where you can research your roots and walk in your ancestors’ shoes.
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Our genealogy library expert shares two things you must do every time you find family history information at the library.
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Use these eight genealogy resources to help your Latin American family tree research along.
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No matter where your ancestors lived, you'll find family history answers inside these major genealogical libraries.
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How to find the books and microfilm you need in the Family History Library catalog.
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Here's how to search the FamilySearch online catalog for Genealogy resources about your ancestors. This article includes a short Genealogy How-To Video that will show you how to search the Catalog, step-by-step.
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Who has the time to hunt down genealogical treasures scattered across thousands of distant repositories? You do, with our 3-step guide to WorldCat.
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In these library collections, family history speaks volumes. Check out their roots riches in our roundup of the top 10 public libraries for genealogists.
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