Did Your Ancestor Move West for FREE Land?

On May 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law, encouraging the Westward migration of millions of Americans. In fact, the Homestead Act was also an invitation to immigrants from other countries, as it offered land not only to citizens but those who had declared intent to…

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Brick Wall Bertha: Step 4 – A Genealogy Case Study

Step 4 of the Genealogy Brick Wall Busting Process is to Make a Research Plan. Let’s check back in on our case study of “Brick Wall” Bertha. I can’t wait to make a plan and dig back into the research phase! Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below If you…

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Genealogy Clues in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census

The 1920 US Federal Census provides many genealogy clues we can use to grow our family tree in our family history research. Learn how to find all the clues about your ancestors in this great genealogical source. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What is the Federal Census? The…

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Genealogy Clues in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census

The 1910 US Federal Census provides many genealogy clues we can use to grow our family tree in our family history research. Learn how to find all the clues about your ancestors in this great genealogical source. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What is the Federal Census? The…

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Genealogy Clues in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census

The 1900 US Federal Census provides many genealogy clues we can use to grow our family tree in our family history research. Learn how to find all the clues about your ancestors in this great genealogical source. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What is the Federal Census? The…

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Different Spelling of Names in Your Ancestor’s Records

What if you find several records that you think relate to your ancestor, but there is a different spelling of names? Do last name spelling variations still mean that’s your ancestor? A Boundless Genealogy Channel viewer asked this question recently and today we are going to spell it all out…

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3 Ways to Use Google MyMaps for Your Family History

You have probably used Google Maps for navigation directions to get to a destination or to look up nearby restaurants. But did you know that Google Maps has a MyMaps feature where you can create customized maps? Your customized map has to be created from a laptop or desktop computer,…

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