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The Tree: Vanished

In one word, a scholar writing about French Detroit encapsulates conventional thinking about French-Canadian culture on the American side of the Great Lakes: vanished. This is not something at all new to descriptions of the region’s Old French-Canadian and Metis communities. 780 more words

French Canadian

Family History Library - Teaches Russian Handwriting Classes — #Genealogy #Polish #Russian

If your family originates from Poland, … the partition that was under Russian Empire rule:

  • Eastern Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Lithuania
  • The Jewish Pale
  • Western Russia (formerly Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)
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Sanitation and the Prevention of Epidemics

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Sunday, October 24, 1914: << no entry>>

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Sometimes I’m amazed how a hundred-year-old  article can seem uncannily similar to current news stories. 436 more words

Family History

Generation Nine - Hannah Draper (1685 - after 1746)

47 Generations of Family History
Generation Nine
Hannah Draper
(1685 – after 1746)


Name: Hannah Draper
Birth: 1685
Place of Birth: Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, England… 1,618 more words


One Man - Many Names?

In researching my second great grandfather, Vojtech Cerny, I have discovered that it pays to be creative. I had found him in the 1880 Chicago census living at 75 Meagher St. 416 more words


Big Data and Genealogy, or the Commodification of History

Next week’s Digital History class will be all about databases, data mining, big data and API’s. Suspecting that I would probably feel paralyzed when going through the readings I decided to first go through the definitions of each of these things on Wikipedia. 2,129 more words

Digital History