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When Family Gets in the Way of Family History

Family gets in the way, even for a family history researcher. Recent family events have taken the heart out of my family history blogging efforts, and I’m slowly struggling to put the emotional aspects of living family aside and get … Continue reading


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Library of Congress Railroad Maps Collection

The Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, has put together the Railroad Maps Collection, an amazing collection of more than 600 maps of railroads across the United States. Compiled by Andrew M. Modelski in 1975, these maps go back … Continue reading


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Howard W. West Sr. Timeline

I’ve had some challenges researching long lost relatives, but the mysteries and myths in and around my grandfather, Howard W. West Sr., continue to amaze as I dig through his history. The following is what I have at the time … Continue reading


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Where Do You Draw the Family History Research Line?

In The Worst Question in Genealogy, genealogist Kerry Scott of Clue Wagon admits that the worse question ever asked is “What do you do?” For a family historian, the next question is “How far back have you gone?” I love … Continue reading


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Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room

The US Library of Congress has a Local History and Genealogy Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building featuring more than 50,000 genealogies and 100,000 local histories among its many collections. According to their post discussing this, “Growing a Family … Continue reading


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Musings of the History Queen of The Dalles, Oregon

Musings of the History Queen of The Dalles, Oregon

I’m trying to research information on news events that happened between 1958 and 1965 in The Dalles, Oregon, and having no luck on the web. However, I did find some resources worth sharing for future reference. In particular is the … Continue reading


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Seattle Coast Guard Museum – The History of the Coast Guard and Pacific Northwest Maritime

Seattle Coast Guard Museum - The History of the Coast Guard and Pacific Northwest Maritime

There is a Coast Guard Museum in Seattle, Washington. This will be invaluable as I dig more into the lives of my father and his father, both serving in the Coast Guard in the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Ocean. The … Continue reading


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Genealogy, Archives, Libraries, and Museums Resources for States in the US

Top 75 State Genealogy Websites of 2012 by Rich Crume of Family Tree Magazine is an extensive listing of US State Archives, libraries, museums, and other online resources to help you with your family history research. For my own research, … Continue reading


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The Spittoon: A DNA and Family History Research Blog

The Spittoon: A DNA and Family History Research Blog

The Spittoon is the company blog of 23andMe, a DNA testing company. The blog includes articles by their scientists, researchers, and other employees. The goal of the site is to help customers understand their DNA, health, traits, and ancestry, and … Continue reading


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Family Search Library Expanded to 40,000 Genealogy and Family History Records

The The Oklahoman highlighted the Family History Library recently, a fantastic resource with more than 40,000 genealogy and family history publications from family history library archives around the world not just for families associated with Oklahoma. The collection features family … Continue reading


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