Posts Tagged With: history

Breaking It Down – Put It In Date Order

I have been working on a friend’s genealogy off and on when I have time for the last three years. Found out he has two Civil War soldiers on his dad’s side. We have not done his mom’s side yet. My friend ordered the pension files for these two soldiers and had them shipped to […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Read Wicked Joplin

Many have heard of Joplin, Missouri, due to the massive, devastating tornado that swept through there on May 22, 2011. But have you ever considered the history of the town? Did you even know Joplin existed before the news of the tornado? I spent many years growing up about an hour and a half away […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Read Chicago Calamities

Chicago is an amazing, strong, vibrant, energetic, constantly changing city. The city rebuilt after a Great Fire and is always evolving. Chicago Calamities Disaster in the Windy City by Gail Soucek, published by The History Press, discusses many of the calamities that have befallen our great city. The calamities are divided into five parts: Flames […]

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Follow Friday – Launching Kids Genealogy Lessons

I am working with a two companies, On the Beaton Path and Base Zero Productions, to build a brand new website which will hopefully launch by April 1. When the website launches I will have a way to easily collect email addresses for the new newsletter I will be launching by June. By April 1 […]

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Wisdom Wednesday – Document Your Photos

On Monday I spent the majority of the day researching in the Special Collections Department of the Daley Library at the University of Illinois – Chicago. I was looking through some of the Italian Americans in Chicago collection for a client. I requested a few boxes of materials that were not related to my client’s […]

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Wisdom Wednesday – Texas General Land Office Website

I received the latest Family Tree Magazine in the mail a couple of days ago. There is a long section listing the top state websites. Of course I had to start looking at some of these websites because who knows what leads I could generate for a couple of my clients and myself! I visited […]

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