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18 October 2011

Read Some History

This has been a tip before--but it bears repeating. When was the last time you read a history book? Actually read it and not just searched for a name in the index. Either a history of the place your ancestors lived or the time period in which they lived would be excellent reading material. If a book seems too much (and it isn't), consider reading a few issues of the local newspaper during the time period of your "problem." You might be surprised what you learn.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent advice! It helps to know what was happening in the world, country, state, or county where our folks were living at a given time. A time line for our ancestors would be incomplete without a history of what was happening.