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2 Mar 2017

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at Newberry.org

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From the Newberry Library, a wonderful research tool for genealogists researching U.S. locations: the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at Newberry.org.A project of the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a [...]

22 Feb 2017

Genealogy on Facebook List Updated Feb 2017

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The invaluable Genealogy on Facebook List updated Feb 2017. Compiled by talented genealogist (and my friend) Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Genealogy on Facebook List contains 10,600+ links to English-speaking Facebook groups & pages related to genealogy & history. Inspired by her success using Facebook to break down [...]

14 Feb 2017

Love Stories Found in Ex-Slave Narratives

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Happy St. Valentine's Day to my readers. Today's post is about love stories found in ex-slave narratives at the Library of Congress. These narratives are available here: Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938. Containing more than 2,300 first person accounts of slavery and 500 photographs [...]