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Family Photos Are the Real Holiday Crowd Pleaser

Posted on 11/21/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyThis is first in a series of guest blogs from professional genealogists Matthew and April Helm. If you’re tired of the same old Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas gathering routine  — a large meal followed by cleanup then football —  perhaps introducing family history into your celebration is a perfect answer to spice up things a bit. Breaking out those old photo albums and boxes is a surefire way to get everyone  interested in talking about the family and here’s how to …

The Takeaway: Just-Released 1940 Census Data Could Reveal Family Histories

Posted on 04/3/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayData from the 1940 U.S. census became available to the public online yesterday—and interest was so great it nearly crashed the National Archives website.