May 2011

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Today when soldiers are killed in action, the bodies are sent home for burial. I have an ancestor from New Hampshire who was killed in action in Virginia during the Civil War. Where were the bodies buried back then?
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Tales from the lighter side of family history.
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Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
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I've always been told that my ancestor worked at the "Richmond Ironworks" during the Civil War. But his son was born in Tallassee, Ala., in early 1865. Can you help solve this mystery?
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My ancestor got involved in the US Civil War even though he was from Nova Scotia, Canada. As a ship's captain, he ran the Union blockade and was captured and died in a Yankee POW camp. How can I find his POW record?
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Ancestors in their own words.
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Tips and tricks for preserving military memorabilia.
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Spring used to be the only time rugs were cleaned, because they had to be hauled outside and beaten to extract the accumulated grime. Then, in a flurry of invention about 100 years ago, a better way emerged: the vacuum cleaner.
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Step back into the 1860s and discover what daily life was like for your Civil War ancestors.
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The Civil War sesquicentennial doesn't just mark the 150th anniversary of a war. It also honors the freedom of 4 million enslaved humans.
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