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Here we go again with another round of "Historians vs. Genealogists." I usually roll my eyes at this recurring topic, but this time, I need to say something. 

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The US census forms the basis of much of our family history research. It is often among the first things we search for when trying to answer a genealogical question. However, there are clues that are often missed. Let's take a look at 5 hidden clues in the US census. 

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A search box is a search box, right? Actually, not so much. Not all searches act the same way. Understanding the differences in them can help you find more ancestors as well as discover more resources to use in your genealogy research. Let's take a look.

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There are two problems with search engines like Google. First, they can give way too many irrelevant results. Second — how do you search for something that you don't know exists? That's when you need a good curated list of relevant sites. My go-to source for finding genealogy websites: Linkpendium. Let's take a look at the largest collection of links to genealogy websites. 

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When we see a reference to how much something cost "back in the old days," it's easy to marvel at how cheap it was. Gas for 25 cents a gallon? Sign me up! But that doesn't take into account how much things cost compared to wages. So how can we tell just how much our ancestor was worth (financially)? There are some ways we can gauge the wealth of people back in the day. 

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Name changes and a society that emphasizes men in the records can make finding female ancestors tough. Note that I said "tough," not "impossible." Let's consider some valuable sources that we might be overlooking.

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There seems to be a spectrum of family history writing, ranging from "I don't want to write anything" to "I want to publish the definitive book about my ancestors." No matter where you might fall in that range, there's a common fallacy that might be keeping you from writing your family history. 

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DNA is an incredible tool for our genealogy and it's more accessible than ever before. But before you mail off your spit or convince a relative to send theirs, there are some things you need to know about DNA testing for genealogy.

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Church records can fill in the gaps caused by non-existent vital records. Even when we do have civil vital records, church records often contain different pieces of information. They can be invaluable to our genealogy research. But to get into these records, it helps to know what church your ancestor attended. Here's how you can find your ancestor's church.

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If you're one of the millions of Americans who descends from a Civil War veteran, you have a wide variety of records to explore about that ancestor. Knowing what unit he served in is key to getting into those records and making sure you have the right person. Here's how you can find your Civil War ancestor's unit. 

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