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Biography and Genealogy Master Index

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Indexes biographical listings in print dictionaries and encyclopedias covering millions individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. A good resource for researching those who are less well-known or famous. 
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Biography, Genealogy
Listings are from English-language biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, and related works. Listings often provide birth and death years, as well as giving the source of the biographical listing, publisher, year of publication, and other pertinent data.