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Innovations and trends that shaped our ancestors' lives.
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If your ancestors immigrated in the second half of the 1800s, they probably crossed the Atlantic by steamboat. Discover the history behind this method of travel.
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How the electric fan and air conditioning changed the way our ancestors kept their cool.
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How many countries were drawn into the First World War? Here's a timeline of major WWI war declarations.
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Start delving into the details of your ancestors' daily lives by exploring 10 of our favorite (and free!) social history websites.
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Can't find your female ancestor in a database? This nicknames list will help
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The Gregorian calendar is the standard by which most modern nations measure their years.
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Learn how to preserve your campaign buttons, flyers and more with these quick tips from the Family Archivist.
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Celebrate the brave women that fought for equal rights in history.
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Each month, the editors of Family Tree Magazine will bring you a genealogy challenge to help you use your research in new and exciting ways.
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