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Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 1, # 11

Usenet Newsgroups are message groups set up for messages based on a particular subject matter. These are open forums that may or may not be moderated. Read more about Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 1, # 11

Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications

If you have Tennessee soldiers who received a Confederate pension, you'll want to check the State Archives site at http://www.stat Read more about Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications

Richmond Newspaper Database, 1860-1865

From the website: "The Richmond Daily Dispatch is the result of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and collaboration between the University of Richmond, Read more about Richmond Newspaper Database, 1860-1865

NEHGS Journal on CD

The New England Historic Genealogical Society published its 150+ years of its journal in CD form, and has also added it to its website.

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 1, # 10

Townships and Ranges

With the expansion of the country westward after the Louisiana Purchase, exploration began of the frontier to learn more about the recent land acquisition. As the federal government became more organized, it was decided to open these lands to the general population. The plan was two-fold. First, offer plots to soldiers for their military service and secondly, to sell off as much of the remaining land as possible to raise money for the young republic. To provide for the fairest distribution of the still mostly unmapped and very diverse two and a quarter million square miles, the government divided up the land into squares.

 

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Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 1, # 9

Getting Past 'Brick Walls'

A 'Brick Wall' in genealogy is a dead-end that you have reached in your research. It may be a small problem or a much larger one. You may have exhausted every avenue of research and are totally frustrated and at a loss.

 

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