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  • American Ancestors Fall 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 Fall 2014

    Volume 15, Number 4, Fall 2014

    An Inside Look at Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    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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    Programs & Tours

     

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    Staff Profile

     

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    Features

    An Inside Look at Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    An Interview with Brenton Simons

     

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    Salem End: The Diaspora That Followed the 1692 Witchcraft Crisis
    Emerson W. Baker

     

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    Where Was Giles Corey Pressed to Death?
    Marilynne K. Roach

     

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    The Attack on the Rowlandson Garrison, Lancaster, Massachusetts
    Jennifer Eager Ehle

     

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    An Invented Life: Lilla (Hawkins) Wunderlich of Massachusetts, New York, Shanghai, and Germany
    Michael F. Dwyer, FASG

     

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    Bringing an “Obscure Family” to Light: Doris Buffett’s Published Genealogy
    Lynn Betlock

     

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    Columns

    AJHS-NEA Spotlight
    The Digital Archives of AJHS-NEA: Bringing New England’s Jewish History to You
    Stephanie Call

     

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    Manuscripts @ NEHGS
    The Joseph Anthony Wilkas Collection: Documenting the Lives of Twentieth-Century Lithuanian Immigrants to Boston
    Timothy G.X. Salls

     

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    Focus on New York
    Some Aspects of Colonial New York Ancestry
    Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG

     

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    Family Focus
    Genealogies Recently Published, Other Books & Recently Published

     

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    From Our Collections

     

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    Index

     

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