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Gena Philibert-Ortega
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Have you used the Agricultural Schedule of the US Census?
Genealogy 101: #24 The Agricultural Census

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2sdnHM4

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega shows how an additional census conducted by the government every ten years, the Agricultural Census, can help you with your family history research.
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What are you talking about?!? Some genealogy lingo....
Genealogy 101: #21 The Language of Genealogy (Words & Acronyms)

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In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega explains some of the many confusing acronyms, words and phrases genealogists often run across during their family history research.
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Part 2 of my World War I Draft Records article on the GenealogyBank blog.
Genealogy 101: #20 Learning More about World War I Draft Records (Part II)

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In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega shows how much important family history information is contained in World War I draft registration records.
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Learn more about World War I Draft records on the GenealogyBank blog. 
Genealogy 101: #19 Learning More about World War I Draft Records (Part I)

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In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega shows how much important family history information is contained in World War I draft registration records.
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For Memorial Day.
For Memorial Day: Learning More about Those Who Served

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2qnzOkW

In this article – in honor of Memorial Day – Gena Philibert-Ortega gives search tips to learn more about your soldier ancestors who died in the service of their country.
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We hear so much about Nellie's early career but what about her World War I years?
Remembering Intrepid Nellie Bly, World War I Reporter

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2qvl2uU

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn more about a fascinating aspect of Nellie Bly’s journalism career: she was the first female war correspondent during World War I.
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Happy Mother's Day! Here's some research I started and was pleasantly surprised to find something I didn't expect.
Celebrating Mother’s Day by Searching for One of My Female Ancestors

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In this article in celebration of Mother’s Day, Gena Philibert-Ortega researches one of her foremothers and makes some interesting discoveries.
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One of my favorite appetizers.
Dyed Easter Eggs? Make Deviled Eggs!

Read the article – and the recipes – on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2ptBeKC

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega provides recipes for deviled eggs so that you can use all those left-over dyed Easter eggs.
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The 105th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. Here's a story of the honeymoon couples on board.
Honeymooning on the Titanic

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In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn more about some of the couples who were on their honeymoon when the Titanic sank on 15 April 1912.
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The 1940 Census on the GenealogyBank blog.
Genealogy 101: #17 The 1940 U.S. Census

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2nLhQql

In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega explains some of the new questions that were added to the 1940 U.S. Census, and provides links to additional information about that census.
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