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8 December 2014 Across centuries of recorded history, many classes of people have had to legally register themselves—voters, military-aged men, free people of color in slave regimes, aliens during a time of war, and "just plain folk" on the occasions of their births, marriages, and deaths.
27 September 2014 When citing a vital record (an official registration of birth, marriage, or death), four questions should guide our decision as to how we cite what we are using ...
1 May 2014 When citing unpublished vital records, we have four key issues to consider: :
24 April 2014 What are the two unbreakable rules for citing vital records--and why do they matter?