Ancestry.com Free Weekend!

Access to occupation records on Ancestry.com will be free now until September 5, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET (they do require registration for a free temporary Ancestry account). After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the occupation records using an Ancestry paid membership. You may view a full list…
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Ancestry.com Spotlight: U.S. Navy Support Books, 1901-1902, 1917-2010

Navy support books are "yearbooks" for naval units based on land rather than onboard ship. For example, this collection includes books for the U.S. Navy Preparatory School, Navy ROTC programs at various colleges and universities, U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School, U.S. Naval Training Centers, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, mobile construction battalions, recruiting depots, naval air…
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The German War

The German War As early as 1941, Allied victory in World War II seemed all but assured. How and why, then, did the Germans prolong the barbaric conflict for three and a half more years? In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of primary source materials—personal diaries, court records…
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The Fever of 1721

The Fever of 1721 In The Fever of 1721, Stephen Coss brings to life an amazing cast of characters in a year that changed the course of medical history, American journalism, and colonial revolution, including Cotton Mather, the great Puritan preacher, son of the president of Harvard College; Zabdiel Boylston, a doctor whose name graces…
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Ancestry.com Spotlight: U.S. Navy Cruise Books, 1918-2009

This data collection within Ancestry.com contains U.S. Navy cruise books for various ships and years from 1919 to 2009. It includes volumes in the Navy Department Library, owner of the nation’s largest collection of cruise books. You can locate this collection by searching in Ancestry’s Card Catalog using Navy in Title or Keyword. Cruise books are…
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Internet Genealogy (Aug/Sep 2016)

Internet Genealogy 11:3 (Aug/Sep 2016) includes a number of articles of likely interest to our genealogists. Researching Northern Ireland (pp. 7-11) outlines the steps and sources that helped one researcher trace his McGinn family ancestors. Tippling and Temperance in the Family (pp. 13-16) looks at records associated with alcohol and the temperance movement that researchers…
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Internet Genealogy (Jun/Jul 2016)

Internet Genealogy 11:2 (Jun/Jul 2016) includes a number of articles of likely interest to our genealogists. Free UK Genealogy (pp. 12-13) looks at three valuable free websites that offer lots of information, including indexes of births, marriages, and deaths, historic parish registers, and 19th century English and Welsh censuses. Tell Their Stories! (pp. 14-16) discusses…
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