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Gender Inequality and Our Family Tree

I have been updating the 8th generation here and got to a line without a Valliere surname. I went searching for who this line springs from and had to go back several generations to finally reach a… 180 more words


Is that a second cousin ... or a first cousin once removed?

We had some great family connection visitors this week! Meet my second cousins … or maybe my first cousins once removed …? ┬áThis is Linda and Barb. 272 more words


Lena's Postcards #51

Warsaw, Indiana, July 19, 1920, 12:30 PM

Addressed to:
Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Hackleman

Warsaw, Barbee Lakes
Mon. Morn.
Arrived safely at 2:30 Sat. 81 more words


The Sunnyside mule graveyard...

As always, click images for full size…

The courageous action of black workers on the site saved the lives of 52 of the 94 mules. Their action was never mentioned again. 215 more words

Local History

Civil War Letter of Madeline "Maddy" Crenshaw Barnes to Major Thomas A. Martin

One of my patrons and Barnes family researcher, Katharina Schlichtherle, came across this letter from Madeline “Maddy” Martin Crenshaw Barnes to her cousin Thomas Alston Martin (you may remember his portrait as formerly being labeled as “Jesse Sharpe Barnes”) in the Thomas Alston Martin papers, a collection that is held in the… 1,095 more words

Let us help preserve your memories!

“Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.” – Louisa May Alcott

We love helping you preserve your memories and restoring your photos! 53 more words


Foote & Barnard

Being an entrepreneur in the nineteenth century was no easier than it is today. An oft-quoted modern statistic is that only about half of all small businesses survive their first five years. 680 more words