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Why Did My Ancestor Change His Name?

(from Kimberrly Powell’s About Genealogy 9-1-2015) When we think of tracing our family tree, we often envision following our family surname back thousands of years to the first bearer of the name. In our neat and tidy scenario, each successive generation bears the same surname – spelled exactly the same way in each and every […]

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Preserving and Digitizing Newspapers

(from Dick Eastman · July 6, 2015) Archivists using the latest conservation technology are racing to digitize 300 years of newspapers before they crumble to dust – and that’s just for starters. The Guardian has published a fascinating story about a huge project by a team from the British Library that is preserving newspapers. The […]

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