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Up In Smoke: 1890 and Genealogy’s “Black Hole” (or is it?) – a little history and some tips for finding record substitutes.
Crazy in Colorado: Wheels in Their Heads and Other (Insane) Stories – It’s hard enough finding our ancestors sometimes. What if they ended up in the nut house?
Chautauqua: The Poor Man’s Educational Opportunity – Many of our ancestors lacked opportunities to pursue much more than a basic education. The Chautauqua movement changed that.
Don’t Be Duped: Genealogical Fraud Has Been Around a Long Time – Today our genealogical research is still “infected” by late nineteenth century genealogical fraud (and before). Caveat Investigator.
Sarah Connelly, I Feel Your Pain (Adventures in Research: War of 1812 Pension Records) – The story of one widow’s quest to obtain a War of 1812 widow’s pension.
Searching for That EUREKA Moment: Who Were You, Roy Simpleman? – An adventure in research, utilizing DNA and old-fashioned digging to solve a genealogical mystery.
Drawing the Line: Quakers in Conscientious Crisis – If you have Quaker ancestors you might assume they didn’t serve during the Revolutionary War. That might be an incorrect assumption.
Eleven Days of Hellish Heat – Unlike most of this issue which focuses on the Alaskan gold rush era, this article features a devastating heat wave which occurred in the summer of 1911.
Give Me That Old Time Socialism – An interesting piece of early Oklahoma history, a flirtation with socialism.
Genealogically Speaking: It’s Time to Rake the Leaves – October is Family History Month and a good time to “rake the leaves” on and around our Ancestry.com trees.
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