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  • African American Research Resources
    By on May 17th, 2009 | No Comments Comments
    Before digging into those however, its important to dig into your own resources, family members, personal papers and get everything organized and in order so that you have a method to your madness. While thats of course important in any kind of sound research, its especially important when it comes to finding African-American research. There are ...
  • Orphans Home Web Site
    By on May 15th, 2009 | 28 Comments28 Comments Comments
    Cases in point are orphans, adoptees and those who were sent to what were known in the past as the poorhouses, when both parents may have been lost for one reason or another. Quite frequently the records for this type thing are not available when going back more than a hundred odd years, since adoptions records were not a precise thing. How can yo...
  • Contexting In Genealogy
    By on May 12th, 2009 | No Comments Comments
    What contexting really means and what it involves is that you as the researcher understand what was taking place in the nation during the time span that you are researching. For instance, if your research was taking place during the civil war, it would involve you understanding that for much of the west, it didn’t matter a great deal, but fo...
  • Mothers Day 2009–Learning About Moms
    By on May 4th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Its interesting to go through the bios of the earlier pioneer women, but until you actively add up everything that you’ve got in their bio’s, you don’t have a full picture of their life, and the things they went through. Women of the early pioneer era are mentioned only as mothers, wives or something along t hose lines, not as t...

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