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    Who Do You Think You Are?
    Who Do You Think You Are? For many, the first instinct is to jump on the computer, but if you can discipline yourself to do a little offline sleuthing beforehand, you'll ultimately go a lot further a lot faster. Investigate the clues you've prob...
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    Get Hooked on Your Family History
    Get Hooked on Your Family History We recently spoke with Megan Smolenyak, the author of the book Who Do You Think You Are?, the companion to the NBC television series by the same name. A sixth-grade family history project hooked Megan Smolenyak i...
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    Sample Letters for Genealogical Inquiries
    Sample Letters for Genealogical Inquiries Lineage Lessons An administration is normally an estate in which there was no will. The administrator was appointed by the court to handle the estate. Some counties will have a document, called a petitio...
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    Research Calendar
    This family tree form will help you organize the genealogical information you gather as you research your family history. ...
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    Correspondence Log
    When undertaking genealogical research, use this family tree correspondence form to keep track of which people you've talked to and which people you need to contact. ...
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    Thanksgiving Family History Questions
    Print a sheet of questions to ask relatives about your family history, when you're all together at Thanksgiving. ...
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    Family Tree Interview Questions
    Print a list of questions to ask family members to aid your genealogical search. ...
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    Family Tree Interview Questions
    Print a list of questions to ask family members to aid your genealogical search. ...
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    Genealogy Worksheets
    Genealogy Worksheets These worksheets are examples of forms used to organize your genealogy research. Use the research calendar and the correspondence log to keep a running summary of what you have accomplished. The research calendar shows you a...
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    Government Documents and Genealogy
    Government Documents and Genealogy Among the many federal-land records are the homestead records. The Homestead Act of 1862 was instrumental in settling the West. Many of our ancestors submitted papers and fulfilled the requirements to claim the...
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    Correspondence Log
    When undertaking genealogical research, use this family tree correspondence form to keep track of which people you've talked to and which people you need to contact. ...
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    County Records and Genealogy
    County Records and Genealogy Within the counties are numerous records with genealogical information besides the ones we've discussed. Chances are, some of them have been filmed, although each county has many more records still in their original ...
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    Genealogy: Taking a DNA Test
    Genealogy: Taking a DNA Test Testing is best done through individual surname projects whenever possible. Surname administrators carry databases of all tests done to date under their surname project and have many tools available to them to compar...
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    Genetics and Genealogy
    Genetics and Genealogy DNA testing for genealogical purposes is a fairly recent technological advancement, which can provide a means of breaking through “brick walls.” It also provides a level of scientific certainty of connections to family...
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    Genetics and Genealogy
    Genetics and Genealogy DNA testing for genealogical purposes is a fairly recent technological advancement, which can provide a means of breaking through “brick walls.” It also provides a level of scientific certainty of connections to family...
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    Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System
    Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System Add to the references and resources you keep handy at home. Tapes, books, catalogs, computer programs, Internet subscriptions, and CD-ROMs can all advance your research from the comfort of home. Mos...