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Here's what is in this issue of the magazine:
- Ladies First: “Home Remedies of Our Ancestors” This column investigates the working lives of our female ancestors, covering both paid employment and household tasks. It is often easier to research the occupations of the men in our families, so now is the time to redress the balance and put the ladies first. In this issue we are examining the herbal remedies and folk cures that were used in the homes of the past. By Janet Few
- Modus Operandi: “What’s in a Name? Researching Same Surnames in an Area” What’s in a Name? Possibly that brick wall buster! See why it’s important to record and research all who have the same surname as your ancestor in a locality. By Cheri Hudson Passey
- Heimatbote: “Ostfriesland to Iowa - A Journey Close to Home” In the far Northwestern corner of Germany lies East Frisia, an ancient land with distinct traditions, and ancestral home to many Midwesterners. By Ute Brandenburg
- Ramblings through Irish History: “The Plantations of Ireland Part 1: Sowing the Seeds” The Plantations of the 16th and 17th centuries forever changed the nature and culture of Ireland. It also sowed the seeds of the religious divide that was to shape Irish life for centuries. Read the first part in an on-going series. By Jenny Joyce
- Blue and Gray Trails: “The Southern Historical Society Papers: Reminiscences and Recollections by the Veterans Themselves” A great resource for Civil War research is the Southern Historical Society Papers. Cindy shares the history of the collection and gives some examples of how it can be used. By Cindy Freed
- Jewish Genealogy: “Researching Family from the Russian Empire” Finding records from the Russian Empire isn’t as impossible as many people think. Learn about the types of records that are available and how to locate them. By Lara Diamond