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The history of immigration is filled with some of the most hopeful stories of humanity—and some of the most tragic. Millions of immigrants ventured to North America over the centuries in search of economic opportunity, land ownership, religious freedom, and a better quality of life.
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Getting Started with Family History
- Freedmen's Bureau Records & Freedman's Bank Records
- U.S. Military Records
- Occupations and Job Histories
- Railroad Job Records
- Historical Tax Records
- Maiden Names
- Church Records
- Family Tree
- Vital Records