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Here are some places to read about how other people researched their family history. These can be good sources for advice and inspiration.

Do you want to share your own story? Create a WikiTree profile and contact us if you'd like it linked from here. has a half dozen well-written personal stories including:

  • A woman from Portland, Maine researching her Irish longshoreman grandfather.
  • An African-American from Virginia digging through the cruel history of slavery to find her ancestry.
  • A man whose Chinese father escaped the Japanese invasion in 1938 to come to America.
  • A man searching for his Jewish ancestors who came to America from Bohemia.
  • A California nun whose Mexican grandparents escaped the clutches of Pancho Villa in 1915.
  • A third-generation Italian who was able to reunite with family in Italy.
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