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Connecting Families. Advancing History
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Celebrating Centuries of Food and Family: Stories and Records Behind the RecipesJudith Lucey
Researching Irish Domestic ServantsMarie Daly
“Your Ever Grateful, ‘Birdie’”: Letters from Irish Domestic ServantAnn Mulheran, 1859–1864Lynn Betlock
“She Will Not Be Left to Make Her Way Alone in the World”: The Boston Female Asylum, 1800–1866Ann S. Lainhart
Where Did Accused “Witch” Bridget Bishop Live?Marilynne K. Roach
Discovering the Life of Thomas H. Jones, a Slave for Forty-Three YearsBeverly Hector-Smith
Newly Discovered American Cousins of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George Alexander LouisGary Boyd Roberts
Genetics and GenealogyBriggs Families of New England: A DNA StudyWalter LeVern Sadler
Focus on New YorkDeveloping Accepted Alternatives for First Names in Colonial New YorkHenry B. Hoff
Family FocusGenealogies in Progress, Genealogies Recently Published, Other Books & CDs Recently Published, Family Associations, DNA Studies in Progress
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