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Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands was established by the War Department on March 3, 1865. Its primary function was to supervise all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen. Come learn more about it.
Reuniting Families Dead or Alive
I had an awesome experience this past week. I am helping a friend of mine discover her family roots. Not only did I discover her roots but reunited her with a long lost cousin.
Getting the Family Involved in Family Research
There are those times when it is a great idea to get the rest of the family involved in Family Research. Explain to them what genealogy is, why you do it. It may take the mystery out of it. It may make them more understanding of what you do. Here are some ideas of things to do with your family:
Text & IM Abbreviations
Recently I went on a retreat with some fellow Southwest students and faculty. Some of us were not “freshly out of High School” as some of the students. We are older and wiser in some areas; but, during our conversation we confessed our lack of knowledge in the texting and IM abbreviations.
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Book Review
Kindred is a look into the past. Dana, a young African American woman, finds herself, with her white husband,in the mid 1800's slave era sent to save her ancestor from death - so she would be born. This novel very vividly puts us into the slavery era and shows how strong black families survived.
Roots Television is a great site that is excellent for genealogist in their learning endeavor. check out "Are you Smarter Than a Gradeschool Genealogist?"
Time Saving Tips
Time is something a genealogist holds dear; there never seems to be enough hours in a day. Here are some tips to try and find more time to devote to family research.
Message Boards and how they can assist in research
Cherokee Payment Rolls & Census
Description of Cherokee Payment Rolls & Census - Eastern Cherokee Census Rolls
BYU Genealogy & Family History Resources
The Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History & Genealogy Resources webpage is a great source for genealogy information. The following are just a few of the features this site offers.
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