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<DIV>Sometimes a genealogist needs to know a little economics.&nbsp; The 
following link will take you to an article that appeared in the February 27 St. 
Paul (MN) <EM>Pioneer Press</EM>.</DIV>
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<DIV><A 
href="http://www.twincities.com/lotterman/ci_17407153?nclick_check=1">http://www.twincities.com/lotterman/ci_17407153?nclick_check=1</A></DIV>
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<DIV>Ed Lotterman writes a regular column on economic issues geared to 
non-economist readers.&nbsp; This particular article does a nice job of 
explaining some of the economic cycles that affected our 19th century 
ancestors.</DIV>
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<DIV><FONT lang=2 face=Arial size=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" PTSIZE="10">Jay Fonkert, 
CG<BR><A 
href="http://fourgenerationsgenealogy.blogspot.com/">http://fourgenerationsgenealogy.blogspot.com/</A><BR>Saint 
Paul, MN<BR><BR>Director, Association of Professional 
Genealogists<BR>(</FONT><FONT lang=2 face=Arial color=#000000 size=1 
FAMILY="SANSSERIF" PTSIZE="8">professional profile at <A 
href="http://www.apgen.org)/">www.apgen.org)</A></FONT><FONT lang=2 face=Arial 
color=#000000 size=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" PTSIZE="10"><BR>Member, Genealogical 
Speakers Guild<BR></FONT><FONT lang=2 face=Arial color=#000000 size=1 
FAMILY="SANSSERIF" PTSIZE="8">(professional profile at <A 
href="http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/)">http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/)</A><U><BR></FONT><FONT 
lang=2 face=Arial color=#000000 size=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" 
PTSIZE="10"></U>Member, International Society of Family History Writers and 
Editors <BR><BR></FONT><FONT lang=2 face=Arial color=#000000 size=1 
FAMILY="SANSSERIF" PTSIZE="8">CG (Certified Genealogist) is a service mark of 
the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by 
Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.</FONT><FONT 
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