Today we can leave behind many items which help our descendants understand our times. There are newspapers, books, computer records, letters and other documents which have been preserved (many hopefully in acid-free folders), and so forth. Back in time most of these things did not exist; however, wills and deeds do exist, but they seldom […]
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Genealogical Jamboree
As discussed earlier, the Cumberland Gap Genealogy Jamboree will be held this coming weekend, June 9-12, 2011. The schedule, speakers and other data are noted on the website at http://www.wil-syl.com/jamboree3/. Cumberland Gap was founded in 1750 by Dr. Thomas Walker, an early Virginia physician and explorer. Nature created the site much earlier when a meteorite […]
My genealogy software has a Match and Merge function, as do some competitive programs. This function performs nunerous processes, but normally permits one to take a GEDCOM from another researcher and merge that data into your own, at the same time identifying possible matches so that duplicates are not created. The following comments do not […]
The following article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. Today I read an online message from a reader of this newsletter in which she bemoaned the quality of genealogy information […]
Have you ever been to the Cumberland Gap, walked a bit of the Wilderness Trail? There is an incredible amount of history to be discovered at the Gap. As you would know, it was the gateway to the West, long before St. Louis erected the Arch and called it the gateway to the West. There […]
I have written before about the value of adding pertinent history surrounding or on the date of particular events in the lives of our ancestors. I believe it makes reading our family histories more interesting and sometimes helps to explain their reactions or actions to those events. Earlier in December 2009 I copied from my […]