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Galveston: The Ellis Island of Texas

The first residents of the island weren’t the most welcoming.  One historian called the Karankawas, whose presence on the island dates back to the 1400’s, a “remarkably antisocial tribe”.  Although thought to have been...

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Yah Gotta Know the Territory!

Your ancestors lived in and were a part of a community. They may have purchased land, attended school, voted, celebrated life events, gone to war, owned a local business, advertised in the local paper, attended church, or broke...