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Eight lives for the men and nine for the women

I’ve talked about this before, but genealogy has the misfortune of often being male-focused. Blame it on our¬†fascination¬†with soldiers added to the unique privilege men enjoy of never having to change their last name. Take this blog, for example: I’ve … Continue reading

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Effects of The Great Depression

I was going back over some census records recently (this is a good practice – if you’re anything like me, the first time you look at a record you’re so overwhelmed by the excitement of it that you miss half … Continue reading

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A 1940 Census Update

Ancestry sent out another e-mail today letting us Aces know that all 3.8 million census images should be online tomorrow by 2 pm EST. Exciting stuff! They’ve also promised a “handful of tools” that’ll help us find answers in the … Continue reading

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Direct Me NYC

Here’s a neat resource I stumbled upon yesterday from The New York Public Library: Direct Me NYC. Basically, it allows you to look through phonebooks from 1940 to figure out at what address your ancestors lived. Afterwards, you can convert … Continue reading

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