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Unknown Soldier Story

Read about my World War II POW dogtag research which appeared in the Austin American-Statesman and through the Associated Press.

“All the children knew about the buried treasures in Lourdes McLaughlin’s backyard. But Lourdes was the only one to find a tiny object so mysterious that she carried it with her, usually in her wallet, for more than 50 years, always wondering what would become of it and whether she would ever know its true story.”

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Top 12 Mistakes Made by Beginners

Literacy is a relatively modern phenomenon. Census takers, clerks, military recruiters, etc. did their best at spelling names, but sometimes their best wasn’t very good.

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1940 Census Records

Genealogists are eagerly anticipating the release of the 1940 census records. These records will add another resource for researching your family tree.

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Civil War Pension Records

Civil War pension records are an excellent source of information about an ancestor. They give information on the service of the veteran as well as personal information. You can learn a great deal about an ancestor by using pension information.

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Texas Marriage Records

If you are looking for Texas marriage records, there are a number of locations you can search. Some background may help you select the right site to find information quickly.

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German Immigration to the U.S.

It’s important to know about German immigration to the U.S. if you have ancestors from that region of Europe. The history and geography may be complicated, but if you have a working knowledge of the area, you can be successful in researching your family tree.

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Cemetery Records

Cemetery research may seem like an unlikely activity to obtain genealogy information. It is, however, an important way to obtain birth dates, death dates, and family data.

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