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How zip codes helped organize America

How zip codes helped organize America | genealogy | Scoop.it
Zip codes were invented in 1963 to help the United States Postal Service deal with huge increases in mail volume.
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Genealogy Insider - Resolution Rules of Thumb for Scanning Old Family Photos and Documents

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Genealogy Insider - 9 Things You Can Learn About Your Ancestors From the Cemetery

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17-year-old boy drowns at Missouri group home

SMITHTON (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a Missouri group home.
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10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy When it Stalls

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy When it Stalls | genealogy | Scoop.it
The proverbial brick wall. We all hit it at one time or another. You've searched every single document you can think of but you simply can't get past a certain time period or event for an ancestor.
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The most common middle names from the last 12 decades

Have you ever stopped to think  about your middle name and how popular...or obscure...it is? A  genealogy website called MooseRoots wanted to identify the most common middle names for males and females born in the United States since 1900.
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Original Sources: Are They Always Accurate?

Original Sources: Are They Always Accurate? | genealogy | Scoop.it
Is your genealogy accurate? Genealogists strive for accuracy. We want to be sure we have the right great-grandmother, the correct year of birth or death, the correct parents for our 3rd great-grandfather.
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Genealogy Insider - 3 Reasons to Travel to the Old Country

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Identifying Family Photographs: 5 Types of 19th Century Photos

Have you ever wished you had a photo of a long ago ancestor? Wouldn't it be great to find out what great-grandpa Bert or great-grandma Olive looked like?
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Using Yearbooks For Genealogical Research

Looking through our school yearbooks evoke for many of us cherished memories of youth. They may almost present laughable (for me personally, cringe-worthy) moments when we see awkward photos of ourselves.
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For adopted Koreans, a DNA test can be a shortcut to birth families

For adopted Koreans, a DNA test can be a shortcut to birth families | genealogy | Scoop.it
For years, South Korea was the world’s leading baby exporter. Since the 1950s, it has sent about 200,000 children abroad for adoption, including about 150,000 to the United States.
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What’s In a Name? Challenges We Face With Family or Pet Nicknames

Names are important in genealogy research. But names can be confusing and can add challenges for the genealogist.
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Why Do We Do Genealogy?

A friend asked an interesting question. "Why do you do genealogy?" The answer should be simple. One would think it would be something along the lines of: "I do genealogy because I want to know who my ancestors were.
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Was Great Grandpa's Name Changed at Ellis Island?

"My great-grandpa's name was changed at Ellis Island!" How often have we genealogists heard this statement? Sadly, this is a commonly held misconception.
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Genealogy Insider - 8 Simple Tips for Genealogy Source Citations

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Why Do Some People Have Monobrows?

Why Do Some People Have Monobrows? | genealogy | Scoop.it
While it may take a bottle of hair dye for us to create a flashy weave that rivals the more colorful and garish members of the animal kingdom, humans do still display an incredible amount of diversity when it comes to the hair on their heads.
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Getting Real with Naming Patterns

Genealogists have strong opinions. But are they always correct? I've been following some online genealogy discussions recently and noticed that we genealogists often answer questions with an emphatic point of view.
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