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Yes, Patricia, there really ARE original records for those non-descript naturalization index cards!

Four years ago when I first took an interest in genealogy, I realized there were a multitude of online databases laden with documents, images and other records I could use to research my family’s ancestors.  I was astonished when I … Continue reading

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“Gaelic Letters” Serves Up A Mystery Well Worth Investigating

Shut down the computer, set aside those census records, sit back and relax.  It’s time to indulge in a little pleasure reading that just happens to be related to family history. Recently I learned about an intriguing book that’s shot … Continue reading

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Edward Kennedy: Civil War Pontonnier!

(This is the  first in a series of Letters To My Ancestors that will be appearing from time to time on the GeneaJourneys blog.) Oh, Edward–the things I have learned about you in just the last few months! Eventually, I … Continue reading

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