The importance of knowing where you came from

Four Score and More, my memoir, history and a family legacy, is a story of my family. There are many unwritten pages in our history books. 240 more words

On Genealogy

At the desk, a woman approached me, huffing and sweating. It was a warm day, the sun was bright.

“Where’s the restroom?”

“I’m sorry, we don’t have a public restroom,” I reply, the standard. 1,335 more words

Life Of The Blogger

Two of the Best Blogs for Genealogy, History, and Writing

“Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. ” Roger Ebert

While I always say that I would love to go back in time, I would miss a few important things.

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Genealogical Research

Pauline Waters: Documenting A Life

Yesterday would have been the 100th birthday of my grandmother Pauline Celeste Waters. She was born April 13th, 1915 in the sleepy town of Stillpond, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. 744 more words

My Family Research

WV Genealogical Research

Genealogical Research in West Virginia

Examining county lines becomes important in performing genealogical research in many states because most records are still kept at the county seat. 1,397 more words

Language & Writing

The Committee is Placed in A Most Painful Situation

I have been a member of http://www.Ancestry.Com for just over a decade.  I have availed myself of the several resources there quite happily, but from time to time, have scratched my head wondering how things were indexed.   675 more words


Census Research Update

Back in August I wrote about extracting census data in an effort to learn more about my great, great grandfather, John Washington Womble.  As a correction to the previous post, the Civil Districts I extracted the census data from were the 12th and 13th from the 1870 census and then the 11th Civil District from the 1880 census.   669 more words