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Want to Connect With Your Ancestors? Eat Something.

What better what to feel a connection with your ancestors than through a beautiful homage to their culture in the form of food?  Plus, it’s a great way to help family members, especially kids, become interested in their family tree and their heritage. If we are being honest, family tree research can be dry and …

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Could a DNA Test Tell Us if Elizabeth Warren is Native American?

Have you heard all the fuss about Elizabeth Warren claiming to have Native American ancestry? Many of her defenders and detractors have suggested – even demanded – that she take a DNA test, but she has refused.  Whether or not you agree with her politics or not, she’s made the right decision by refusing to …

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Surprise Discoveries on the US Federal Census

What’s the craziest thing you have ever seen on an old census record?  US Federal Census records are filled with seemingly dry, boring entries documenting family size, head of household, and employment statistics for people living all over the country.  If you look closely (and sometimes read between the lines) you might find something hilarious, …

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