In my continuing series looking at demographics of America, I now turn to Czech-Americans. Using Census data, I’ve mapped where people reporting Czech ancestry live in the United States. 74 more words
Thanksgiving---a century ago: Teddy Roosevelt, turkey, football, ragamuffin parades, and 'Black Friday'
Thanksgiving is just a week away, and I enjoy thinking about how our ancestors may have gone about their own Thanksgiving Day preparations and celebrations. 1,305 more words
Family Bibles, photo albums, love letters, birth records, marriage licenses, muster papers, land deeds… Our families’ histories have left a long, long paper trail. Through the decades, I have diligently followed this trail, picking through crumbling parchment and thumbing through old tomes with relish. 251 more words