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1950 Census: So What & Why Should You Care? records Apr 13, 2022

I remember seeing a lot of people comment during the lead up to the 1950 US census release that they didn’t understand the hype and really didn’t care to look for people because they...

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Need some help with the 1950 census? records tools & technology Apr 07, 2022

You’ve probably spent some time over the last several days trying to find people in the 1950 US census (I know I have!).

But it’s not an easy task, especially without a solid index and...

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1950 US Census Part 2: Prepping for the Release methods & strategies records references & resources Feb 24, 2022

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The release of the 1950 US census is right around the corner on April 1, 2022, so you might be wondering how you can be...

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Find the Family Church Using WPA Inventories methods & strategies records references & resources Sep 22, 2021

Figuring out which church a family attended can be a challenge, especially when there are no city directories to consult or county histories fall short on detailing churches. So where can you turn?...

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Are You Using These 3 Genealogy Record Types? records Jun 03, 2021

As genealogists, we typically use core records when we start exploring a person or a family. These core records include censuses, vital records, probate records and wills, gravestones, and land...

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