American Ancestors Magazine

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Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2014

Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Step

Up Front

View from the Family Tree

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In This Issue

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Connecting Families. Advancing History

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Ask Our Genealogists

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News

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Genealogist Profile

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Programs & Tours

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Features

Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Step
Penny Stratton

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Missionary Legacies: Connecticut to Hawaii
Barbara Austen

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“I was left an orphan”: Reconstructing the Family History of Esther (Rask) Barnett
Bill Farley

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Grandfather, Lost and Found: Uncovering the Truth and Tragedy of a Hidden Life
Grant Hayter-Menzies

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James H. Hoadley (1832–1890): His Sampler and His Life Story
Dan and Marty Campanelli

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Migration to and from Vermont
Tyler Resch

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Columns

AJHS-NEA Spotlight
Adolphus Strassman and his Civil War Diary
Judith A. Garner

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Manuscripts @ NEHGS
Let the Documents Speak for Themselves: Excerpts from Recently-Processed Collections
Timothy G.X. Salls

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Genetics & Genealogy
Three Applications of Y-DNA Genealogical Research: Smith Case Studies
Nancy Smith

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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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From Our Collections

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