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  • American Ancestors Winter 2014

    Volume 15, Number 1, Winter 2014

    Hiring a Researcher: Your Key to Success

    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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    AJHS Spotlight

     

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    Features

    Hiring a Researcher: Your Key to Success
    Kyle Hurst

     

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    “You Will Find It Intensely Interesting”: The 1940s Genealogical Correspondence of Mary Davies Wingebach
    Violet Snow

     

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    A Tale of Two Sailors
    Ellen St. Sure

     

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    Reading Between the Lines: Interpreting the Writings of Mehetabel (Chandler) Coit and Her Mother, Elizabeth (Douglas) Chandler
    Michelle Marchetti Couglin

     

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    From Three Branches to Two: How Genealogical Discoveries Became the Basis for a New Book about the Jewish Twentieth Century
    David Laskin

     

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    Insubordinate Spirit: Elizabeth (Fones) (Winthrop) (Feake) Hallett and Her World
    Missy Wolfe

     

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    “These Quaint Creatures”: A Look at Dolls and Doll Play from 1800 to 1930
    Judith A. Ranta

     

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    Columns

    Focus on New York
    Upstate New York Research: Skaneateles, Onondaga County, as an Example
    Henry B. Hoff

     

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    Genetics and Genealogy
    Connecting Ashbel Carter of Farmersville, New York, to Great Migration Immigrant Rev. Thomas Carter of Woburn, Mass.
    Nancy Carter Meikle and Rhonda R. McClure

     

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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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