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  • NEW CHOICES: Tracing Your Roots on the Web

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    Your ancestors are waiting for you in cyberspace – if you know how to find them by Nancy Shepherdson Garascia My family has never been large and we've never thought we were anybody special. But since I started searching for my ancestors on the internet three years ago, I've found ...
  • READER’S DIGEST: How the Credit Card Captured America

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    Forty-four years ago, Frank McNamara found himself with no cash to pay his restaurant check – and the rest is plastic history by Nancy Shepherdson Condensed from American Heritage The proliferation of platinum American Express cards in the 1980's spawned rumors of an ultimate, highly exclusive, never publicized "Black Card." Carried by billionaires, ...
  • AMERICAN HERITAGE: The First 1040

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        Seventy-five years ago Americans paid their first income tax. And liked it by Nancy Shepherdson On the evening of March 1, 1914, Americans all around the nation inaugurated what has become a spring ritual for millions of us. They raced ...
   
 
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