May 2011

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Explore Civil War genealogy records and history at these top 10 online destinations. Plus: State-by-state Civil War websites and resources for offline research.
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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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The black press created a repository of experiences, hopes and dreams for your African-American ancestors. Discover 11 ways these publications can give you the scoop on your family.
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Whether your Richmond ancestors came in Colonial times and migrated to other places or stayed and helped build what is today one of the centers of the New South, you'll find plenty of records to uncover their story.
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St. Louis is home to essential records and repositories -- some of which are now online. Let this guide be your portal to finding your Gateway City ancestors.
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A total overhaul, underway for several years, has finally gone live, and the former FamilySearch Beta site is now the official FamilySearch.org.
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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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Ensure your Civil War veteran is properly recognized for his service -- follow these seven steps to order an official military grave marker.
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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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