August 1, 2010
Copyright Issues from Ask Olive Tree. A reader asks about the copyright of a letter written by her deceased great-uncle.
Handwriting from iPentimento. Handwriting analysis. Interesting post.
Ordering FHL microfilm from your home from Relatively Curious About Genealogy. What will they think of next?
Slave Letters from Reclaiming Kin. A small glimpse into a little-known resource.
July 18, 2010
Stories of the LRWMA, a blog dedicated to documenting the history of what is now the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area in northeast Georgia.
18th-Century Ship Found at Trade Center Site by David W. Dunlap for The New York Times.
Georgia Black Crackers. Not a blog post, but the blog itself. Mavis, the author, details (among other things) her search for Grandpa Jasper and Grandma Jane Pierce. Very interesting.
May 23, 2010
An old diary throws him a curve written by Joe Mozingo for The Los Angeles Times. A family historian discusses the discovery of a hidden jewel and the impact it had on his family.
Genealogy for the Rest of Us: A Writer’s Guide to Diving into Family History by Steve Luxenberg, author of Annie’s Ghost. Genealogy from a writer’s point of view.
Ancestry – Finding Your Island Roots by Diane Maclean for the Caledonian Mercury. The island being Great Britain, although the article focuses particularly on Scotland.
William Spiller, Died ca. 1774, King William Co., Virginia.
March 7, 2010
Save 2010 Census–no images to be preserved You know, the Census Bureau and NARA keep trying this, and every time, researchers and the general public have to step in and save these valuable records. You’d think they’d learn by now.
The Census Birth Date Calculator describes a nifty tool created by Sean, author of Sean on Family History. Be sure to read all the comments to catch the caveats.
November 1, 2009
Free People of Color Population in the US: 1790 – 1860, a demographics chart created by Erin Bradford of Free Blacks in Antebellum North Carolina. An interesting comparison of Free POC populations in the Northern states versus in the Southern (later Confederate) states.
…And then the fire alarm went off from Arlene H. Eakle’s Genealogy Blog.
The Census – then and now from Valerie at Begin with Craft. Links to a video about the 1940 US Census.
Look out world – here comes the iceberg! from Tami Glatz at Relatively Curious About Genealogy (I just love that name). This post gives a brief look at digitization projects and the availability of online records. Poke around, as Tami has written a couple of other good posts.
September 6, 2009
The Augusta Chronicle Goldmine from Begin with Craft. Online newspaper research for the area near August, GA.
Tombstone Tuesday: Highlands, NC by Elizabeth Powell Crowe, a well-known genealogical author, includes a link to the Highlands Memorial Cemetery survey housed on my Macon Co., NC genealogy web site. How nifty! The survey was done by my cousins, Leah and Glenda, and Leah’s friend and research buddy, Maxi.
The Will of Milas Thompson-1889; Rabun County, GA from My Papa’s Book. Interestingly enough, I drove through the old Thompson property not too long ago.
August 30, 2009
Positivity: GA Man Buried in Coffin Built By High School Students from BizzyBlog. A Rabun Co., GA happening (my home county). See? There are still nice people in the world.
Genealogy: Indirect path is sometimes best route to answers by Julie Miller for the Broomfield Enterprise. A mini case study using indirect evidence to provide proof of a relationship.
Getting Past Genealogy Roadblocks by Steve Luxenberg for AncestryMagazine.com. A nice anecdotal article detailing one man’s search for his mother’s friends.
August 23, 2009
Family Enjoying City Named for Their Relative from the Ludington Daily News. An informative article about Sybil Ludington, a Revolutionary War heroine who lived in New York, and the Ludington/Luddington family in general.
Preserving Wedding Pictures by Dick Eastman at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. The pros and cons of taking and preserving pictures digitally.
Family Reunions and Genealogy Games from Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. A brief look at ways to introduce the family to their ancestors through fun and games.
A two-part article written by Michael Hait at Examiner.com called “Using Clusters to Track Your Ancestors Through Multiple Census Years” Part 1 and Part 2. Anyone who is interested in taking their research to the “next level” should study these articles.
August 16, 2009
Amanuensis Monday: Western Union Telegrams by John Newmark at TransylvanianDutch Genealogy and Family History. A lovely look at how the little things can add perspective and define our ancestors’ lives.
The Georgia Archives recently introduced Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates, 1928 – 1930, which I found via a blog post on the Columbus Public Library Genealogy and Local History blog. The site includes step-by-step instructions for searching death certificates from this period. See also: Georgia Death Certificates, 1919 – 1927.
Blount County Articles from TN Genealogy Society and Index to 1795-1819 Deeds by TNGenWeb-Blount County, Tennessee. It’s always nice to hear about new online records and indexes, especially in counties where my ancestors lived!
16 Great-Great Grands of Carol Yates Wilkerson from iPentimento. This is both an interesting and fun way to highlight a certain part of the family tree.