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


A Revolutionary War Tragedy and Two Sons Named Zerah

Samuel Payne and Abigail Grimes Payne are my 4x great grandfather and grandmother. His son, Zerah, had a daughter, Sephronia, who gave birth to my great grandmother Sarah Angeline Smith who married Calvin Croy. 675 more words
Family History

Meet Anna Rossi Torregrossa, Part 7: Family Life in the early 1940s

Close-up of the 1940 Federal Census entry for Doctor Torregrossa and family.

 Anna and Ermete lived at 6624 10th Avenue in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York when the 1940 Federal Census was taken.  212 more words

Genealogical Research

New hours of operation come to the Genealogy Branch

Beginning on Monday, March 2, 2015, the Genealogy Branch of Cass County Public Library – located inside the Harrisonville Branch at 400 E Mechanic – will roll out new, slightly reduced hours of operation. 178 more words

Websites And Databases

Meet Anna Rossi Part 6: 1930s (continued)

The 1933 Brooklyn City Directory provides a snapshot of what Ermete Torregrossa, his siblings and his parents were doing while he was in medical school and dating Anna Rossi. 339 more words

Genealogical Research

What is True?

I imply nothing ethereal in the title’s question. Evidence/documentation is the mantra of genealogy. But what is a preponderance of evidence, scientific or otherwise? A great blog delving into this debate can be found here… 997 more words

Genealogical Research

Pondering on the past - prompted by a photo

Recently I gave a selection of images to a colleague to choose which ones to use on digital screens in the Library of Birmingham to promote my current series of family history workshops. 630 more words

Family History