Archive for February, 2013

February 4, 2013

The Anderson Reunion Blog

A few months ago, I started a new blog, The Anderson Reunion, to document the family of Mansfield and Harriet (Black) Anderson, who were the ancestors of many of the modern Andersons (and others) of Western North Carolina.

If you’re related to Mansfield and Harriet, please consider not only subscribing to the blog but contributing to it as well. What I’m most interested in at the moment are things unique to your family, such as stories, letters, pictures, and memorabilia. For my contact information, see the About page.

The 119th annual reunion of Mansfield and Harriet’s descendants is coming up in September. We’ll have more information on it as the time draws near. In the meantime, I hope to hear from my fellow Anderson cousins regarding contributions to the blog. Don’t be shy! All help is appreciated.

February 3, 2013

A Sunday Walk Around the Blogs

Ever wonder about the laws behind the records? Michael Hait has a great post on resources for studying historic laws.

If you’re following records access issues, then be sure to read Judy G. Russell’s post, News from the SSDI front, which discusses how changes in Congress could affect our access to these important records.

Paula Stuart-Warren asks, Is that genealogy record abstract correct?, and follows through with a discussion of her findings when comparing an abstract to a microfilmed copy of the original.

Adventures in Genealogy Education announced that registration for this year’s Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh will open on February 7. The institute is offering six courses this year led by some of the best-known names in genealogy education.

Liz at My Tapley Tree…and its Branches shared four generations of baby photos. Aw, so cute!

Paul Milner, a professional genealogist and popular speaker, has started a blog. Welcome, sir!