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Genealogy and Family History

Explore your roots at VPL and beyond: resources and services for genealogists


You have found a record for your ancestor. Now the tricky bit... reading and interpreting what it says! It can sometimes be a challenge to decipher fancy or sloppy handwriting. You may also wonder what that term or abbreviation means? If you're having difficulty, perhaps some of the sources on this page will help you solve the mystery.

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