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Uploaded on Dec 6, 2011

Join Ancestry's own barefoot genealogist, Crista Cowan, as she shows you the answer to this week's question: How do I find the maiden names of women in my family tree?

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    Finding Late 19th Century Immigrant Ancestors

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    Finding Early 20th Century Immigrant Ancestors

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    Smart Search: Tips & Tricks

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    Family History Myths Dispelled

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    Using Ancestry.com Like A Pro

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    Which Source Do I Believe? Evaluating Evidence

  90. 123

    Clean Up Your Family Tree

  91. 124

    Merging Duplicates In Your Family Tree

  92. 125

    Cousin Bait: Blogging to Find Your Family

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    Write It Down: Tips for Recording Family History

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  155. 188

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  156. 189

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  161. 194

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  164. 197

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  166. 199

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  167. 200

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    Five Tips for Online Grave Digging

  199. 232

    Using Death Records to Learn More About Your Ancestors Life

  200. 233

    Crafting a Solid Search on Ancestry.com

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