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Unintended Donation: Goodwill Worker Returns Family Scrapbook

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Jean Powers
Associate Editor

An alert Goodwill employee in Butte, Montana, prevented a donated binder of genealogical information and family photographs from being discarded — and managed to return it to the grateful owner.

‘Whispers in the Dark’ Sheds Light on Casualties from War of 1812

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Jack Bilow of Plattsburgh, New York, has published A War of 1812 Death Register — Whispers in the Dark, a book which contains more than 20,000 names of militia members from New York, Vermont, and Pennsylvania, most of whom died along the U.S.–Canadian border.

Civil War's 150th Stirs a Trove of Memories

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Jean Powers
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New campaigns are underway to encourage the donation of Civil War-era material to state and local archives.

The Daily Genealogist Name Origins: Siberia

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Julie Helen Otto
Staff Genealogist

SIBERIA (f or m): Presumably, from the place name [now a vast portion of the Russian Federation encompassing almost all of Northern Asia]. Siberia A. (Scott) Campbell, daughter of Timothy Scott, d. Lempster, N.H., 2 Aug. 1885, age 68. The 1900 U.S. census enumerated eighteen people (both male and female) with the first name Siberia — from Mr. Siberia Ott (b. 1822 in New York) in Aiken, South Carolina, to Siberia Gonzalez, a baby girl (born 1899 in Texas) in Medina, Texas.

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