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Volume 12, Number 4, Fall 2011

Strategies for Tracing
Union Civil War Veterans

Up Front

A Special Announcement

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In This Issue

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Letters & Feedback

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Announcements
Free Fun Friday • Great Migration Newsletter • Annual Fund • Rapaport and Anderson on Who Do You Think You Are? • New searchable databases • Obituaries • New NEHGS books

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Education Programs & Tours
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: NEHGS Advanced New England Course • Weekend Research Getaways • Family History Day, Tarrytown, New York • Research Trip to Belfast • RootsTech 2012 • Come Home to New England • Online and Boston Educational Programs

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The Online Genealogist

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Features

Strategies for Tracing Union Civil War Veterans
David Allen Lambert

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A Tale of Two Brothers: Charles Richmond Shedd and Cornelius W. Shedd
Susan Kilbride

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“How Could I Live & Know That You Had Been Killed”: A Vermont Famiy Endures the Civil Ware
Christopher Benedetto

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The Night President Lincoln Was Assassinated
Louise (Heath) Miller

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Researching Two Herrick Brothers Captured in the Civil War
SuAnn Johnston Thomas

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A Gratifying Discovery: Connecting Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Baronet of Horden, Durham
Martin E. Hollick

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Echoes for the Dorr Rebellion: The 1842 Aplin/Carpenter Correspondence
John D. Tew

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“Brought to Great Straits and Reduced to Want”: Captain Epenetus Platt, Tory
Mary M. Thacher

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The Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, Fifth Edition
Penny Stratton

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Columns

Genetics & Genealogy
Sewall Family DNA: A Project Update
Eben W. Graves

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Manuscripts at NEHGS
The Charles C. Coffin Papers: Glimpses of Civil War Life
Timothy G. X. Salls

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Diaries at NEHGS
From the Personal Narrative of Joseph Brown Read (1830–1903) — Civil War Experiences
Robert Shaw

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Tales from the Courthouse
“A Matter of Extreme Regret”: Josaih Witter’s Pension Plight
Diane Rapaport

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Focus on New York
Navigating New York Probate
Henry B. Hoff

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Family Focus
Genealogies in Progress, Genealogies Recently Published, Other Books & CDs Recently Published, Family Associations, DNA Studies in Progress

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Index of Persons

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Index of Advertisers

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About NEHGS

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