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Some fun stats on our ancestors' vacations.
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Your ancestors' culture and faith influenced the dates in your family tree. Use these religious calendar tools to discover family traditions and calculate birth dates.
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We may be bonkers for it, but bacon was no biggie for our ancestors. Learn how this humble pork product evolved from Great-great-grandma's breakfast fare to a gourmet chef's favorite food.
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Well-behaved women rarely make history. Learn about these 31 history-making women—some famous, others working under the radar—who made a difference.
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Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors' lives.
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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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