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Free Family History Databases at Your Local Library

Your library card could be the key that unlocks your family tree. Many libraries across the U.S. and elsewhere around the world subscribe to multiple databases for the use of their members. Dig through the list and you're likely to find some genealogical gems, such as the Biographical and Genealogy Master Index or Ancestry Library Edition .
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The Role of the Congress in U.S. Foreign Policy

As with virtually all U.S. government policy decisions, the executive branch, including the president, and Congress share responsibility in what ideally is a collaboration on foreign policy issues. Congress controls the purse strings, so it has significant influence over all kinds of federal issues --including foreign policy.
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Women Rulers of the 18th Century

01 Of 14 Queens, Empresses, Other Women Rulers 1701 - 1800 Crown of Mary of Modena, queen consort of Britain's James II. Museum of London/Heritage Images/Hulton Archive/Getty Images In the 18th century, it was still true that most royal succession and most power was in the hands of men. But a number of women ruled, directly or through influencing their husbands and sons.
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"A Doll's House" Character Study: Nils Krogstad

In melodramas of the 1800s, villains wore black capes and laughed menacingly while they curled their long mustaches. Oftentimes these sinister men would tie damsels to railroad tracks or threaten to kick old ladies out of their soon-to-be-foreclosed homes. Although on the diabolic side, Nils Krogstad from A Doll's House does not have the same passion for evil as your typical bad guy.
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Fais Gaffe: French Phrase Explained

Expression: Fais gaffe ! Pronunciation: FAY GAFF Meaning: Be careful! Watch out! Literal translation: Make mistake! Register: informal Notes: The French expression fais gaffe is interesting because it means just the opposite of its literal translation. Faire une gaffe means "to make a mistake, to blunder," so you would think that "be careful!
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Log book for Lt D.W. Gay - 21 April-6 May 1944

´╗┐Log book for Lt D.W. Gay - 21 April-6 May 1944 This page from Lt. Gay& 39;s Log Book covers his flying experiences from 21 April- 6 May 1944. Once again we have a mix of bombing training in the Airspeed Oxford and navigation training in the Avro Anson, and the first night bombing mission in Oxford, in which six bombs were dropped in a close group.
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