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Exploring the 1910 US Federal Census

The 1910 US Federal Census is an invaluable genealogical research tool. Whether you have used it before, or are just getting to it for the first time, it has some hidden gems in it that can add a lot...

Diving Deep into the 1920 Census

If you are a veteran of using the 1920 US federal census or are just using it for the first time, there is hidden information in there that may prove useful to you as a genealogist. Here are some of...

John Parke: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

John Parke is an unsung hero of the Civil War because he was present for all of it, a leader in most of it, and commander of the whole Army of the Potomac for a brief part of it. Yet, his work and...

A Look at the 1860 US Federal Census

The 1860 US federal census is the last one taken before the Civil War. It is slightly more descriptive than previous censuses, but not as descriptive as post-Civil War ones. Here are some of the...

The State Capitals: Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. It has a long history of human habitation, as well as a rich and varied history of European exploration and settlement. Here is the story of how Little Rock...

A Treasure Trove of Colonial History

The Massachusetts Bay Colony and Boston itself date back to 1620. The entire New England area is rich in colonial history, much of it faithfully documented by local historians. You’ll find a...

Genealogy Helps #4

It’s always a thrilling moment when you discover that one of your distant ancestors did something momentous. And with Genealogy Helps, Volume 4, you’re one step closer to finding the information...