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What you can learn from a single document

No, you still can’t research your entire family tree online. But it is crazy, these days, just how far you can get and how much you can learn. Take, for instance, the pictured U.S. pension certificate of a man named Jacob Faller obtained from a dealer in Civil War artifacts. Using this single document as a starting point, let’s see just what we can learn about Mr. Faller…

Great article from Kimberly Powell at About Genealogy.

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Currently I'm researching my Barrett and Barker families in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. Other surnames in my family tree include Link, Gervais, Blake, Henry, Levy and Turnbull (yes, that Turnbull).

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