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  • American Ancestors Spring 2010(1)

    Volume 11, Number 2, Spring 2010

    An Inside View of
    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Up Front

    Greetings from NEHGS

     

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    In This Issue>

     

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    Letters & Feedback

     

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    Announcements
    Family History Day • AfricanAmericanAncestors.org successfully launched • Historic New England celebrates 100th anniversary • NEHGS on Facebook • New publications from NEHGS • Donate your papers to NEHGS • Upcoming conferences • Obituaries

     

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    News and Notes from the Development Office

     

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    Education Programs & Tours
    Come Home to New England • Weekend Research Getaways • Quebec Family History Tour • Salt Lake City Research Tour • Technology and Genealogy Seminar • Online and Boston Educational Programs

     

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    The Online Genealogist

     

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    Features

    Genealogy Goes Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are?
    D. Joshua Taylor

     

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    Brooke Shields with Gary Boyd Roberts
    Gary Boyd Roberts

     

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    NEHGS Goes to London: A Perspective on Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London
    Michael J. Leclerc

     

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    Researching in British Archives: Three Case Studies
    Michael J. Leclerc

     

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    From Family Folklore to Fact: Proving a Scottish Immigrant's Royal Ancestry
    John L. Scherer

     

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    A Family’s Search for Its Irish Roots: The McDonald Family of County Monaghan and Brockton, Massachusetts
    Judith Lucey

     

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    An Introduction to Welsh Research
    Carl Boyer, 3rd

     

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    Zipporah Potter Atkins: The Only Seventeenth-Century African Woman to Purchase Land in Boston
    Vivian R. Johnson

     

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    An Adulterous Minister, his Raving-mad Neighbor, and a Hunchback Soldier: The Correspondence of John Cotton, Jr. (1640–1699)
    Sheila McIntyre

     

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    Zebulon Wade, Pirate or Privateer?
    Richard H. Benson

     

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    Columns

    Genetics & Genealogy
    DNA Resolves a Wilder Ancestral Mystery
    Donald F. Hansen and Michael F. Hansen

     

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    Manuscripts at NEHGS
    “Men of Industry, Sobriety and Integrity”: John Quincy Adams Reflects on His Ancestry
    Thomas R. Wilcox, Jr.

     

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    Diaries at NEHGS
    Selections from the Diaries of Emily Wise
    Robert Shaw

     

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    Tales from the Courthouse
    A Brother’s Vow: “To Git Her Free”
    Diane Rapaport

     

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    Focus on New York
    Migration Pathways to and from Dutchess County, New York, 1683–1820
    Frank J. Doherty, Sr.

     

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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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    About NEHGS

     

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