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Get better acquainted with your ancestors by researching their friends and neighbors. We'll introduce you to 11 places to find them.
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Use these 14 strategies to build a case file on your hardest-to-find ancestors and crack those brick-wall mysteries.
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Q. My uncle was a B&O Railroad engineer from the 1930s to the '50s. Family legend has it that he “drove” one of President Eisenhower's victory trains. B&O says its records are gone, and the Eisenhower Presidential Library says train engineers weren't recorded. How can I prove this story?
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Whether you're just starting your family history research or need help busting through a brick wall, turn to these new beginner guides for inspiration and advice.
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Gang up on your research brick walls and watch them crumble with our eight partnership pointers.
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Grab a partner and gang up on your genealogy brick walls with help from these top technology tools.
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Make 2006 a breakthrough year for your family tree quest with our tip-a-day research calendar.
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