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Unconventional Nearly Famous - James Kendall

James Kendall died in California March 3rd, 1875 as he was getting ready to step onto stage and perform [1], perhaps a fitting way for a 70 year old musician to go. 1,988 more words


Published by Dick Eastman:It is the First Day of the Month: Back Up Your Genealogy Files

It is the first day of the month. It’s time to back up your genealogy files. Then test your backups! Actually, you can make backups at any time. 32 more words


Published by Dick Eastman: Digital Public Library of America Receives $3.4 Million Investment, Plans a Major Expansion

The Digital Public Library of America (DLPA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. DPLA provides public access to more than 10 million items – including the written word plus works of art and culture – from 1,600 institutions. 12 more words


A Death at Antietam

This is the story of how the Battle of Antietam played a significant and unexpected role in my family’s history.

The soldier

Early in the morning of June 19, 1861, Battery A of the 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery marched down Westminster Street, Providence, then down South Main Street to India Point.  3,793 more words


Nineteenth-century Cape Breton: a historical geography

“This thesis is an historical geography of Cape Breton Island in the nineteenth century. It aims to provide a geographical synthesis of the Island over a hundred years, elucidating the changing relationship between the Island’s population and their environment. 231 more words


52 Ancestors - #27 Joseph B Culpepper, Patriot

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small and this week’s theme is Independent.

I guess there is no better example of Independent than one of my grandfathers who fought for American independence in the American Revolution. 284 more words