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Sep 22, 2020

The history of covered bridges in North America and the United States is a fascinating one. The bridges that remain are quite beloved and mostly protected. Today, let’s learn more about the history of covered bridges in America.

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Sep 17, 2020

The 1860 US federal census is the last one taken before the Civil War. It is slightly more descriptive than previous censuses but not as descriptive as post-Civil War ones. In today’s podcast episode, I’ll talk about some of the interesting findings of this unique census.

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Sep 15, 2020

The 1870 US federal census is a valuable tool for genealogists looking for their families in America just after the Civil War. It is a census of a few important firsts, as well as one of a controversy that still gets brought up among social scientists to this day. In today’s episode, we’ll dig deeper into the 1870...

Sep 11, 2020

Most of us know of Corning Glass as the makers of PYREX and Corning Ware. However, Corning has a long, fascinating history of technological innovation. Learn more in today’s episode as we explore this long history of innovation.

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Sep 8, 2020

Did you know that alternative records exist to help you fill in the gaps left by the loss of most of the 1890 US federal census? There are several such sources. One of the most useful, but little use of these sources is the 1890 US Veterans Schedule. Here is what you need to know about it for your genealogy.