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  • American Ancestors Spring 2014The Society’s popular 64-page magazine —American Ancestors: New England, New York, and Beyond— features a wide range of article topics and styles, and appeals to family historians of all levels. Each issue includes articles on useful sources and helpful research strategies as well as compelling historical accounts and interesting case studies. Regular columns delve into genetics and genealogy; examine NEHGS manuscript collections; and present announcements of new books, family associations, and DNA studies in progress.

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  • American Ancestors Winter 2014

    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
    David Laskin

     

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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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