Today is Juneteenth and I can't imagine what my ancestors would think of all of their descendants and the many things they have accomplished. This year President Joe Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a national holiday. For some people this is performative. For me this is a small step in helping the country to acknowledge the history and emancipation of Black people in this country.
As I talk with genealogists or teach classes people will frequently ask me, "Where did you find that (information)?" or "Where did that come from?". As a historian, genealogist and librarian I consistently document my sources. It's important to give credit to the person who found the info or transcribed the document. It's also great... Continue Reading →
I just read a wonderfully powerful story. One that would not have been possible with out photographs. The heroine of the story is Annie Correal, a reporter for the New York Times. I am so happy that she took the time to rescue this precious photo album and return it to the family members it... Continue Reading →
This is one of the best free online resources available. Search millions of digitized and indexed records from around the world. Some results point to offsite sources for digitized records. Don’t ignore the Learn tab; it’s packed with keyword-searchable articles and online courses.
Cyndi’s Listhttp://www.cyndislist.com/ T FREE Consider Cyndi Howells’ site your table of contents for online genealogy. You’ll find lists of sites dedicated to researching particular places, types of records, ethnic and religious groups, and more. Check out the Beginner’s category for guides and tips just for newbies. Code services offered: H =how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools. This is day 7.... Continue Reading →
Forged Through Fire. Awesome Blog! Check it out. History is alive!
Here I am (a few days old) with my dog, Troy, watching over me. He was always very protective. I miss him. When you are documenting your family history, don't forget the 4 legged and furry members.
Snowmageddon 2014 is hopefully coming to a close. If you are fortunate enough to have some quiet time (or not so quiet), jot down some memories from the last several days. The record low temperatures combined with the record snow falls has created weather not seen since the famous Blizzard of 1978. When younger family... Continue Reading →