Of all my children's ancestors, only two have biographies in old county histories. There are no letters or diaries left behind that provide insight into how our family lived one hundred years ago. Those who have such materials are extremely fortunate. This week we look at some other places to get biographical information and consider one of the great ironies of genealogical research.
This article "Ancestral Biographies" was one I wrote for Ancestry.com in 2007 and can be read in its entirety here.
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