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  • Regional case resources It was first published in 1879. It was the first of its kind, and to folks out on the Great Plains, it was a critically needed resource. And, today, it can be exceedingly useful not just to lawyers, but to genealogists as well. It’s the North Western Reporter. A set of law […]

  • You’ve likely hit a brick wall or encountered a mystery in your research if you’ve spent any measure of time piecing together your family tree. It’s not easy. These challenges crop up in many ways. Sometimes your ancestors have a common last name like “Smith” or there is a lack of census data for a Read More

  • The following announcement was written by the folks who manage JewishGen: This course is designed for those researchers relatively new to JewishGen who wish to use all the databases and communication facilities to explore a family branch. It’s a mentored course, thus students have an instructor who will personally respond to questions, make suggestions and […]

  • The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: Summary Over 40 million new records this week from Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands. Additional records were published from Argentina, Australia, Austria, BillionGraves, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Hungary,Massachusetts, South Africa, Spain, and West Virginia. Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive […]

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