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  • American Ancestors Magazine Winter 2012

    Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2012

    Researching Family Heirlooms:
    Two Case Studies

    Up Front

    A Special Announcement

     

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    In This Issue

     

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    Letters & Feedback

     

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    Announcements
    Michael Dukakis and Bryan Sykes to be features at Annual Dinner • New key staff members • Finding Your Roots films at NEHGS • 2012 Great Migration Newsletter • ASG names new Fellow and Jacobus Award recipient • Book launch • NEHGS discussion board • Volunteers saluted at annual luncheon • Coming soon from NEHGS • Searchable databases • NEHGS participates in toy drive • Upcoming conferences • Obituary • Special NEHGS anniversaries

     

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    Education Programs & Tours
    Getting Started in Genealogy • Discovering American War of 1812 Veterans • Weekend Research Getaways • New York Family History Day with Ancestry.com • Nova Scotia Heritage Tour • Albany Research Tour • Salt Lake City Research Tour • Boston Educational Programs

     

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    The Online Genealogist

     

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    Features

    Following the Threads of the Carver Fruit Tree Family Register
    Dan and Marty Campanelli

     

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    More than a Spoon: Tracing a Matrilineal Heirloom through Seven Generations
    Deborah Nowers

     

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    Lives Captured in Verse: The William and Hannah (Fornis) Conant Family
    Deborah Stewart Adams

     

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    A Glimpse into the Store Window: The Records of S. Stern & Co., Marcellus, Michigan
    James E. Carbine with Judith Huber Halseth

     

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    Two Widows: Alice Rand (1594–1691) and Mary Nash (ca. 1605–74)
    Roger Thompson

     

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    Pension and Bounty-Land Records Relating to Military Service in the War of 1812
    John P. Deeben

     

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    Bonnets, Bowlers, and Boaters: Interpreting Nineteenth-Century Hats
    Maureen A. Taylor

     

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    Columns

    Genetics & Genealogy
    Surnames and DNA — A Revolution in Methodology
    George Redmonds, Turi King, and David Hey

     

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    Manuscripts at NEHGS
    The Lamoureux Family Papers
    Timothy G. X. Salls

     

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    Diaries at NEHGS
    From the Diary of Helen M. Warner, January 1850
    Robert Shaw

     

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    Focus on New York
    New Netherland Connections and Researching New York Dutch Families
    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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    About NEHGS

     

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