Wednesday, August 22, 2012
We'd all like to be remembered in the best possible light after we're gone. Who is in a better position to present the highlights of our time on the this planet than ourselves? This article, published by the Boston Globe and linked on the weekly newsletter of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, talks about doing just that. There's even an ObitKit, to help you get started. Might make for an interesting, if somewhat morbid, library program.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
"Gena's Genealogy", a blog for women's genealogy, has posted this list of 100 social history websites to provide some background on how our ancestors lived. A sample: What did you do in the war Grandma?;
The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is here .
Buncombe County (NC) has added 50,000 names to its Slave Deeds database. To read about it and find links to the database, click here. ...
Sometimes information about our ancestors can come from places where we'd rather not find it, such as arrest and prison records. This ...