Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to Trace Your U.S. Military Ancestors

(from Kimberly Powell’s About Genelaogy Weekly Column 5-19-2015) Nearly every generation of Americans has known war. From the early colonists, to the men and women currently serving in America’s armed forces, most of us can claim at least one relative or ancestor who has served our country in the military. […]

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Guessing a Name Variation

(from FamilySearch Wiki 5-8-2015) Where to Start Guessing a Name Variation? Twenty ways to find an elusive name including using competing indexes, initials, abbreviations, middle names, nicknames, IGI standardized names, translations, letter substitutes, finding relatives, and searching the record without an index. Just because an ancestor always spelled his name […]

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