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Author Archive

Basic Geography for Genealogists – James Tanner (14 Apr 2024)

Genealogy is inextricably intertwined with geography. All genealogical records are created at or near the time of an event in your ancestors’ lives by someone who witnessed the event or had a duty to report it. Therefore, genealogically valuable records record events in your ancestors’ and relatives’ lives and are organized and found geographically by …

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Resources in the Church History Library – Ryan Combs (10 Mar 2024)

Ryan Combs discusses what the Church History Library is, the Church History Catalog, and Church History Biographical Database. He also explains what different types of collections in the Church History Library, such as: unit histories, journals, photographs, registers and indexes, and how to access them. Find Your Family in Church History MormonPlaces Map Church Periodicals

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Ancestry.com

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MyHeritage Libarary Edition

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Find My Past

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Saints by Sea

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The Family History Guide

The Family History Guide

County Histories

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Fold3.com

Fold3
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WorldVitalRecords.com

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HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
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Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
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