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Mississippi 1890 Census Index of Civil War Veterans and Their Widows

Although the majority of the 1890 census was burned when a fire razed the Commerce Department Building in 1921, and the few remaining fragments destroyed by 1935, there is one group of the population whose records have endured. In addition to the regular schedules taken in the census, a special census of Union Civil War […]

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The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Finding People in Databases & Indexes

Elizabeth Shown Mills, is an expert researcher and family historian. Her works include top selling books on proving and citing sources: Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian and Evidence Explained, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Mills has also written a number of Quicksheets covering research methodologies designed to improve […]

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Missouri 1890 Census Index of Civil War Veterans or Their Widows

Missouri 1890 Census Index of Civil War Veterans or Their Widows was created from special schedules used to identify Union Civil War veterans as a means of locating persons entitled to pensions or disability benefits. Though intended to serve only Union veterans and their wives, mistakes allowed for some Confederate soldiers or their wives to […]

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The Atlantic Bridge to Germany: Nordrehin-Westfalen

Since 1845 about a third of central and eastern Europe’s emigrants to other continents took passage from Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg is a key city in the densely populated and industrialized Nordrhein-Westfalen area of Germany. The Atlantic Bridge to Germany, Volume VII, is a historical survey, with indexes, of Nordrhein-Westfalen. This volume, written and compiled by […]

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Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives

The 2009 publishing of the Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives is the twelfth revision of this book since 1963. This guide to the Archives holdings include state agency records, county records, private manuscript collections, and Civil War material. This edition covers more than “13,000 bound volumes and 22,000 boxes of […]

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An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern States

An Index to Some of the Family Records of the Southern State: 35,000 Microfilm References from the N.S.D.A.R. Files and Elsewhere was compiled by E. Kay Kirham. Kirham best describe the contents of this index in her introduction: “The genealogical library in Washington, D.C. of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, […]

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