Find Your Ancestors in Freedmen’s Bureau Records–or Help Others Do the Same

The more I learn about U.S. history and records, the more I appreciate the challenges faced by those researching their African-American roots. In addition to the emotional toll of learning about their ancestors' hardships, today's researchers face the practical...

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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 180 is Ready!

The free Genealogy Gems Podcast episode 180 has been published!  Click here to enjoy an episode about big names, like Ancestry and Google and FamilySearch. And big numbers, like the possible price tag for Ancestry at auction, AND small numbers, like the small price of...

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The 1910 Census in Puerto Rico: A Surprising Lesson on Using Census Records for Genealogy

Imagine taking a standard U.S. census form, translating it into Spanish, administering it to a newly-American population whose racial identity is highly politicized, translating the results back into English and trying to make sense of them 100 years later. That's...

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