Los Angeles genealogist Ella Graepenteck is used to surprises. Clients lie, and old documents can reveal uncomfortable information. Stumbling across a dead body, though, is a more surprising experience than usual, and it leads Ella into a dangerous web of secrets and suspicions going back many generations. To find her way out, she will need all her professional skills, the help of eccentric relatives, and the trust of a detective with intriguing hazel eyes.
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1950 U.S. federal census records are going to be released for public view this year, because it has now been 72 years since that census was taken, and the National Archives follows what is known as the 72-Year Rule. The story of why the 72-Year Rule exists is an example of how history actually happens…Read More