Category Archive: Genealogy

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Update Nov 2017: I just returned from Portland, Oregon where I spent two weeks with my son Peter his wife Karen and their two girls Hazel and August. While the grand children were… Continue reading

1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

I found a marriage item in a 1935 newspaper and sent out messages to owners of family trees who had these two people on their trees (see below for links).     =====… Continue reading

The Old Mare Knew the Way Home

Originally posted on Maybe someone should write that down…:
Image of Alabama and Market street stands circa 1912. Families who had “truck gardens” came here to sell their wares This is the perfect…

DISCOVERY: Slave Name Roll Project

Originally posted on Daughter of Slave Ancestry:
The 1870 brick wall is no less surmountable in cyberspace than it is in the analog archives of today’s courthouses. Court records from times past divulge…

Judd Cantrell Jr – 1927 Story – South Carolina

I saw a story in the 1927 “Herald-Journal” newspaper and thought I would put it on a tree so others could see the story. I created a tree called “Judd Cantrell Jr. hit… Continue reading

Introduction

Originally posted on Pateley Bridge One Place Study:
Hi, my name is Maria Robinson nee Belcher. I have lived in Pateley Bridge for the last 26years and since last September I have been…

Map: Animated GIF Shows The Evolution Of The Subway

Map: Animated GIF Shows The Evolution Of The Subway.

Thomas Wilson, The Man Who Loved Nellie

Originally posted on Nellie Sheridan Wilson On the square:
Thomas ┬áC. Wilson, sometimes T.C. Wilson, was the man who loved Nellie Sheridan enough to wait fifteen years before marrying her so that she…

A white man remembers slavery in the Shenandoah Valley

Originally posted on Cenantua's Blog:
I was wondering if I could interest the present generation by giving them a little of the history of antebellum days of slavery and how some things…

Latin Slogan – 2015

A story in Feb 2015 has people upset about a proposal for a new Latin slogan. “Nativist Idiots Mistake Latin for Spanish, Totally Lose Their Shit” “by Hudson Hongo” http://gawker.com/nativist-idiots-mistake-latin-for-spanish-totally-lose-1684021434?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Here is the… Continue reading

The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

It is interesting to see how one blog posting can cause other blog posting to be created, much like a comment in a conversation at a dinner party can cause a discussion about… Continue reading

Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Chronicling America Nov 1882 Slaves in New Jersey Biography of two people who were born in slavery in New Jersey, as they told it to the newspaper reporter. See below for Link to… Continue reading

Wrong Information? Thomas G Mason 1822-1914

Newspaper accounts may be wrong. Just like the web a newspaper may have the wrong information and you should verify and confirm what you read. Here is an example.     This 1914… Continue reading

Google News Archive – Info on line

Google News Archive information has been featured in many web sites; here are just a few.   Google Shuts Down Ambitious Newspaper Scanning Project   Dead Google News Archive Searching of Historical Newspapers… Continue reading

Family History – Hurd 1987

If you have relatives on your family tree who are willing to share family history, ask them to write it down as a letter to you instead of just telling you the history.… Continue reading