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Our guide tells you everything you need to know about finding and using your ancestors' old military pension records.
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Learn what genealogy clues an old passport application record might hold about your ancestor.
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Q. I’m looking for an ancestor born before his hometown began keeping birth records. Would his birth be in the records of the midwife who delivered him?
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Follow the trail to your War of 1812 ancestors at these Web sites.
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Q. My grandmother gave me a newspaper article about an ancestor who received a patent for some kind of saw in 1911 or 1912. I've tried searching the US Patent and Trademark Office Web site, but haven't found any matches. I don't have a patent number. Now what?
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