Civic Life

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    Voting Records – Hidden but Helpful

    As we move closer to a historic election, we should also to look back at our voting history. Our ancestors helped shaped our country just as we are preparing to do on November 3rd. What can we find out about historic voting? And why does it matter? Voting in the U.S. has been messy, complicated, and disappointing for most people in our history. The land of the free has a long record of working against giving everyone a voice in our democracy. One of the most awesome benefits of genealogy is how we get to look more deeply into our history, warts and all. There are many incredible and amazing…