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Inside Jokes: Perusing Cartoons of the Past
Sue Lisk suggests looking at cartoons of yesteryear to help family historians appreciate the historical elements, cultural ideas and convictions buried within

Flesh On the Bones

Robbie Gorr looks at the value of newspapers in adding detail to a family tree

Home Delivery from Newspapers.com
Joe Grandinetti recommends searching this growing online collection

Fighting for Freedom
David A. Norris looks at service records for African-American Union Soldiers in the Civil War

Introducing the Virtual Genealogical Society
Christine Woodcock announces a new forum for genealogists to connect and collaborate from anywhere in the world

Weather Report
Sue Lisk looks at some online sources to help you discover important or unusual weather events of the past

Patterns, Plans and Your Ancestors’ Projects
Diane L. Richard looks at why patterns and plans were valuable tools in our ancestors’ lives

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
Carol Richey highlights North Dakota State University’s excellent collection of photos, family histories and much more

Diane L. Richard looks at websites and related news that are sure to be of interest

The Québec Genealogical eSociety: A Québec Research Network at Your Fingertips
Michael Laekas looks at a new and innovative approach to Québec genealogy research Bandy reviews an online service that allows users to upload media, write stories and share them easily

“When Did They Start Saying …?”
David A. Norris looks at the history of words via the Merriam-Webster Time Traveler

REVIEW: Create Personalized Content with Padlet
Lisa A. Alzo reviews a cool tool for creating virtual bulletin boardsLisa A. Alzo reviews a cool tool for creating virtual bulletin boards

Back Page
Dave Obee says, “Local societies are the lifeblood of what we do”



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