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. 733 more words

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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


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

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