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23 May 2017

Researching Irish Immigrant Girls

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Are you researching Irish immigrant girls in your family tree? Try the Watson House Digital Archives for more information on Irish immigrant girls who arrived in New York. Between 1856 and 1921, 3.6 million emigrants left Ireland for North America. Most of them were women who were single and younger than [...]

19 Apr 2017

Researching Your Civilian Conservation Corps Relative

By |19 Apr 2017|archives, genealogy, primary sources|5 Comments

Interested in researching your Civilian Conservation Corps relative? Try the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Enrollee Records. The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men, and to relieve their families who could not find work during the Great Depression in the United States, all while improving and conserving open space [...]

16 Apr 2016

Georgetown University’s Search for Slave Descendants

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One of the most important and compelling articles I've ever read about slavery, reparations, and genealogy, documenting Georgetown University's Search for Slave Descendants, is on the front page of the New York Times this morning. In the fall of 1838, two of Georgetown's Jesuit priests arranged for the sale of 272 [...]