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Free genealogy research of birth, census, death, land, marriage, military and state records indexes.
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While there were plenty of very young and very old people to be soldiers during the Civil War, only one has the distinction of being the oldest verified mustered soldier. That person is Curtis King, who was eighty years old when he enlisted. Here is his amazing story.

While there were plenty of very young and very old people to be soldiers during the Civil War, only one has the distinction of being the oldest verified mustered soldier. That person is Curtis King, who was eighty years old when he enlisted. Here is his…
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Do you have an Italian surname in your family tree? Then, you will want to know more about the history and meaning of Italian surnames. This information will help your family history research be more meaningful, vibrant, and interesting to you and your descendants.

Do you have an Italian surname in your family tree? Then, you will want to know more about the history and meaning of Italian surnames. This information will help your family history research be more meaningful, vibrant, and interesting to you and your…
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The U.S. Federal Census is one of the best-known tools for researching your family history. Whether you are a novice or a veteran of using the census, there is always more to learn about this fascinating recordset. Today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast I’ll give you the five top questions genealogists of all levels have about the census, and their answers.
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David M. Gregg was a renowned Civil War cavalry commander with the Union Army. He fought in numerous battles, and proved himself time and again to be an expert horseman. While he led no decisive victories, his service was a distinguished, if often overlooked one. Here’s his story.

David M. Gregg was a renowned Civil War cavalry commander with the Union Army. He fought in numerous battles, and proved himself time and again to be an expert horseman. While he led no decisive victories, his service was a distinguished, if often…
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Do you have Spanish ancestry? If you do, then knowing about Spanish surnames, including how they were formed and their meaning, can help you not only trace your family but learn more about your ancestors in ancient times.

Do you have Spanish ancestry? If you do, then knowing about Spanish surnames, including how they were formed and their meaning, can help you not only trace your family but learn more about your ancestors in ancient times.
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John Clem was the youngest soldier to serve in the Union during the Civil War, becoming a drummer boy at only ten years old. He was also the youngest noncommissioned officer in US military history. He made a lifelong career out of the Army. Here is his remarkable story.

Born on August 13, 1851, in Newark, Ohio, John Clem’s original surname was spelled “Klem,” but that’s not what makes him an unsung Civil War hero. John is considered by most historians to be the youngest decorated Civil War hero of them all, on either…
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If you have French ancestry, you will want to know a little more about French surnames and their history. This information will let you know more about your French ancestors than you imagined.

If you have French ancestry, you are in good company. Hundreds of millions of people around the world can claim descent from this ancient nation. Like most countries in Europe, the French people did not start using surnames until the Middle Ages. Before…
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Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable man and so important to the American Revolution. But, how much do you know about his background and personal life? That’s a fascinating story on its own. Join me today on the Ancestral Findings Podcast to learn the real tale of America’s most famous Founding Father.

- Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2fgNNVU
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William Harvey Carney was an African American Civil War hero who kept the Union flag aloft during extreme circumstances, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for it. He is widely considered to be the first African American Medal of Honor recipient. Here is his story.

William Harvey Carney was an African American Civil War hero who kept the Union flag aloft during extreme circumstances, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for it. He is widely considered to be the first African American Medal of Honor recipient. Here is…
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