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The Ital­ian Ge­nealog­i­cal Group has built an ex­cel­lent site, help­ing you to search for births, mar­riages and deaths in New York. Dis­cover more at ital­ian­gen.org. The name of this web­site may be rather bleak, but the ex­pe­ri­ence is not. Af­ter find­ing de­tails of the graves of an­ces­tors you can cre­ate on­line memo­ri­als, add vir­tual flow­ers and a note to a loved one’s ‘grave’. The in­ter­est­ing epi­taphs sec­tion re­veals some amus­ing and even vit­ri­olic in­scrip­tions. Visit the web­site at find­a­grave.com. A num­ber of break­throughs can come from fam­ily let­ters, di­aries and note­books, so keep hold of th­ese if you can. They of­ten re­veal clues to an an­ces­tor’s life.

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