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  •   The end of the American Civil War presented many difficult issues to resolve in regards to how the states and individuals previously in rebellion were to be treated. Among the more controversial of these issues was the treatment of soldiers who had served the Confederate cause. Although the United States government provided pensions for Read More

  • The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist: TheGenealogist has just released a batch of London school and university records to join its ever growing educational collection. Researchers can use this new data to find ancestors who attended or taught at a variety of Educational establishments within London between 1831 and 1927. Also […]

  • To all Plus Edition subscribers: The notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. Here are the articles in this week’s Plus Edition newsletter: (+) Understanding Optical Character Recognition Recording the Locations of Your Family Photographs MyHeritage Genealogy and DNA Results Described on Fox News Search Historical […]

  • Prior to World War II, the primary roles of women were homemakers, mothers, wives, and daughters. Their main job was to stay home, take care of the family, and run the household. The man’s role was to go into the workforce and bring home the paycheck. This isn’t to say women did not hold jobs Read More

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