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Exploring Your Heritage 8/17/17

One of the biggest challenges for family researchers is identifying female ancestors. First names are easier to come by than maiden names, most notably in the years when public records were scant. A marriage record is the obvious first choice for finding your ancestor’s maiden name, but sometimes those cannot be found. Don’t give up though.

Exploring Your Heritage

Recently, I was reading through newspaper clippings from the World War II era and it brought home the heartache of those years.  The clippings were filled with news of enlistments and drafts, notices of letters home, and medals given.  Smiling photos of soldiers and their brides brightened the news, but they were followed by somber reports of the wounded and the dea