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How to Find Family and Community Histories

What do you do when you’re watching Groundhog Day and want to know more about the history of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania? Or perhaps you’re watching Napoleon Dynamite and want to learn more about Preston, Idaho.

Perhaps you’re writing a book and need some local color to spice up an otherwise dull chapter.

Perhaps you have Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors like the Freed or Landis families and wonder if anything has been written about them. Or maybe you are descended from the Brackens of Pine Valley, Utah, and have heard a few Bill Bracken stories over the years but don’t know much else about the family.

So what do you do?

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