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  • American Ancestors Fall 2011

    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

     

    11

    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

     

    45

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

     

    47

    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

     

    51

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

     

    54

    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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