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The Forgotten Federal Census of 1885
There is federal census that most family historians have never even heard of, and it happens to provide information on a key period of time in America’s history.
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Digitize Your Negatives & Slides
Wouldn’t it be nice to see what’s really on all those old family photo negatives or slides you’ve been carefully collecting and storing? If so, you might be ready to try out a negative scanner app (also known as a film scanner app).
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Find Free Records on Paid Sites
Subscriptions to the popular paid genealogy sites like Ancestry and MyHeritage can cost hundreds of dollars a year. That’s why we are all about mining the vast genealogy resources on the internet for free records.
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10 Places to Find the Free Genealogy Printables You Need
Looking for free printables to aid in your genealogy research? The right printable chart, form, template or worksheet can do wonders for any family historian hoping to get organized or break down a frustrating brick wall.
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Check Out These FREE Scanning Apps
Wouldn’t it be nice to see what’s really on all those old family photo negatives or slides you’ve been carefully collecting and storing? If so, you might be ready to try out a negative scanner app (also known as a film scanner app).
Most family historians have ancestors who served their country during a time of war or peace. Others may have ancestors who were not members of the military but were nonetheless dramatically impacted by war. In either case, some very helpful and special records exist to research these individuals. Japanese Internment, Record Collection, The Military
9 Free Military/War Record Collections
Most family historians have ancestors who served their country during a time of war or peace. Others may have ancestors who were not members of the military but were nonetheless dramatically impacted by war. In either case, some very helpful and special records exist to research these individuals.
Do you have ancestors that served during the American Revolutionary War? A surprising number of records exist from this period and there are now numerous free collections online that will allow you to uncover records about these ancestors and their families. History, Genealogy Ideas, Genealogy, Period
Free Revolutionary War Records
Do you have ancestors that served during the American Revolutionary War? A surprising number of records exist from this period and there are now numerous free collections online that will allow you to uncover records about these ancestors and their families.
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Free Genealogy Printables!
Looking for free printables to aid in your genealogy research? The right printable chart, form, template or worksheet can do wonders for any family historian hoping to get organized or break down a frustrating brick wall.
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Get Back to the 1950s
The 1950 United States Federal Census was released by the National Archives and Records Administration on April 1, 2022. Use this guide to discover how to find and use these fascinating records in your family history research.
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102 Free State-Based Resources
To help jump-start your own U.S. state-based research, we’re sharing the following list of digital resources from across the country. For each state, and the District of Columbia, we’ve highlighted two of the best online research sites available – 102 in all.
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10 Places for Free Printables!
We’ve rounded up free and easy-to-access collections from around the web so you’ll always have the right genealogy chart, form or worksheet right at your fingertips.
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Free Records on Paid Sites
When you discover your fourth-great-grandmother for free, it truly feels like you’ve struck gold! That’s why we are all about mining the vast genealogy resources on the internet for free records.
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How to Research Indentured Servants
It is estimated that as many as two-thirds of the people who came to the colonies between the 1630s and the American Revolution did so as indentured servants – whether voluntarily or involuntarily.
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Free Tree Templates
Are you looking for a beautiful family tree template for a craft or school project, to display in your home or share with family? A blank, printable family tree can be used for all of these purposes and more.
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Free Stuff on Paid Sites!
Subscriptions to the popular paid genealogy sites like Ancestry and MyHeritage can cost hundreds of dollars a year. That’s why, when you discover your fourth-great-grandmother for free, it truly feels like you’ve struck gold!