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Did you know that Ellis Island was once called Oyster Island?
 
Ellis Island History & Immigration Facts

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In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn more about Ellis Island and its history as an immigrant inspection station for 62 years.
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New on the GenealogyBank blog. What did your female ancestor do?
 
Discovering the Work Your Female Ancestors Did

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In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega gives some search tips to help you learn about your female ancestor’s work outside the home.
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Here's the 2nd in a series on starting genealogy research. Ask the Question!
 
Genealogy 101: #2 Ask the Question

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In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega discusses some basic genealogy questions you should ask yourself before beginning your family history research online.
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A new series on the GenealogyBank blog. Genealogy 101.
 
Genealogy 101: #1 Gather What You Know

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In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega discusses some basic aspects of doing family history research.
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My latest article on the GenealogyBank blog.
 
Genealogy Tip: Research Family Reunions in Old Newspapers

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In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega shows how reunion articles in old newspapers can help you fill in some spaces on your family tree.
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Join me at SLIG in January!
 
Enriching Our Research with Historical Resources! Join +Gena Philibert-Ortega at #SLIG2017.

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Our ancestors were more than names and dates. Come and learn the repositories that can fill in the story behind those names and dates. Gain insight and understanding into what their lives were like! Registration opens July 9th at 9 am MDT! Be sure and register early as classes fill quickly.
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Genealogy 101 series continues on the GenealogyBank blog.
 
Genealogy 101: #6 Alternatives to Death Certificates

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In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega discusses alternatives to death certificates in order to find information about your ancestor’s death.
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3 examples of adding social history to your genealogy.
 
Genealogy Tip: 3 Social History Finds in the Newspaper

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In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega shows how another type of newspaper research – social history – can help you better understand your family history and tell your ancestor’s stories.
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"What do I do now?" Not sure what your next step is with your genealogy research? Check out Genealogy 101 from the GenealogyBank blog
 
Genealogy 101: #3 Start Your Research

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In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega discusses how to actually begin your family history research.
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Did you see the movie? Here's some more insight into the life of Florence Foster Jenkins.
 
A Most Unusual Singer: Florence Foster Jenkins

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In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn about Florence Foster Jenkins, an unusual story about a woman who couldn’t sing – yet gave occasional opera concerts and even once sang to a sold-out Carnegie Hall.
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Today is Gold Star Mother's Day. Read more about it on the GenealogyBank blog.
 
Gold Star Mother’s Day

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In this article – in honor of Gold Star Mother’s Day this Sunday – Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn about this special day.
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