1. Ancestry.com LIVE: 1940 Live Look-Ups

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    It's finally here, the release of the 1940 U.S. Census! All week we are doing live look-ups for people via livestream. Join Crista Cowan as she unlocks the key to the 1940 Census and walk you through it in depth via this interactive demo.

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    • Ancestry.com Introduces the 1940 U.S. Census

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      The 72-year wait is over. On April 1, 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living in America. And today, 87 percent of Americans can find a direct family link to one -- or more -- of them. When the 1940 U.S. Federal Census is opened to the public this April, you'll have a window into every one of those 132 million lives. Their names, where they lived, who shared their house, even where they were five years earlier. For more information, head to http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census

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      • PPLD Family Search Affiliate Promo

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        This short promo tells you about PPLD Special Collections affiliation with the Family Search Library in Salt Lake City, and how you can order microfilms for your genealogical research.

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        • Ransom Love from Family Search

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          • Strike while the iron is hot

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            "Tomahawk" is an American Indian term to describe a type of ax or blade used for a variety of purposes. This tool was originally made of rock with a wooden handle until Europeans brought iron technology to the new world. A blacksmith is demonstrating how a piece of iron is heated in a forge and the soften red hot metal is pounded into an ax shape on an anvil. The process is slow and repeated many times but the end result is an amazing tool.

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            • Visit an 1830's water powered sawmill

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              Trees offered our ancestors the resource to cut lumber from logs and build their first shelters on the frontier. My great, great grandparents owned a sawmill in Mankato MN starting in the 1860’s. My logo is a tintype of that family taken about 1865. It was great fun to find this operating sawmill and exciting to film how it worked. Living history is what breathes life into your family stories and will help make history come alive.

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              • MagiKey Family Tree Tutorial: Integrating with Family Search

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                Part one of the Integrating with Family search tutorials from MagiKey Family Tree.

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