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PossibleComputers can make every phase of genealogy simpler,
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and communicate with fellow researchers who share your interests.
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The USGenWeb Project
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discovering what other family researchers have found.
allows you to search online for your immigrant ancestors, a vital
resource for anyone whose ancestors came to the US in the great
waves of European immigration from 1855 to 1924.
Cyndi's List of Genealogical
Resources on the Internet offers more than 240,000 links.
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