I have just returned from a research trip to Alsace Lorraine, France to see if I could break a brick wall. The lead up to and actual experience contains several teachable components which I will attempt to share. First, some personal background. My grandmother was born in Weitbruch, France near Strasbourg in 1882. She was [...]
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How to create a family history book
Sources, Elizabeth S. Mills, web site
A Christmas gift idea
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 [...]
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 [...]