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Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

The 13th amendment, which officially abolished slavery in the United States in 1865, includes a loophole regarding involuntary servitude. The year the Civil War ended, the U.S. amended the Constitution to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude. But it purposefully left in one big loophole for … Continue reading Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

The Mormons are making major changes to their genealogy database to recognize same-sex families / LGBTQ Nation

During Pride Month in June, LGBT people interested in family history received interesting news. Beginning next year, the world’s largest genealogy organization, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will release a redesigned website that will include same-sex families. FamilySearch.org, sponsored by the Mormons, … Continue reading The Mormons are making major changes to their genealogy database to recognize same-sex families / LGBTQ Nation

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018. Featured image: Manoir de Coupsarte, Calvados, France FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.   Australia Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

Provincial Archives project to give genealogists, others fast access to ‘goldmine’ | CBC

Archives are digitizing 650 Anglican registers from Fredericton diocese dating back to 1790s. Jordan Gill Hundreds of Anglican Church registers dating back to the 1790s will be a lot easier to access after they are scanned and put online in a project underway at the … Continue reading Provincial Archives project to give genealogists, others fast access to ‘goldmine’ | CBC

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.

Most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018. Featured image: Naples, Italy FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.

Historical research tips for historians researching family trees | History Extra

Historical research tips for historians researching family trees | History Extra

1 Establish some research questions Conducting historical research will be much easier if it is directed towards some clear and realistic objectives. One way to define these objectives is to establish some questions that your research will help answer. These questions can take different forms, … Continue reading Historical research tips for historians researching family trees | History Extra

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2018.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2018.   Canada Canada Census, 1871 Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Chile Chile, Civil … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2018.