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The Digital Library on American Slavery Review
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) meets every June at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Students meet to take genealogical courses. This past week was a great informative week and I wanted to share a database I learned about in my Researching African-American class.
The Guide to FamilySearch Online Review
We now have a new resource in using FamilySearch, The Guide to FamilySearch Online. FamilySearch has been a great research tool for many genealogists. Its website states “FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Come learn how this great book can help you!
The History of Mother's Day
Just what is Mother´s Day based on? When was Mother´s Day first held? And what are the special celebrations held around the world?
The Importance of the Original
I attended a seminar led by Michael John Neill. He mentioned something that I had not thought much about-the importance of noting the type of document you are looking at – is it an original or a copy? Have you ever thought about why this is so important and how it might apply to your research?
The Interview - Getting Ready
Learn how to prepare to interview for genealogical research.
The Life of Champion Hightower Cox
Memorial article on Richard Hightower "Champion" Cox, celebrating his life's accomplishments and struggles. This article was written for a Cox Reunion by Dr. Larry Cox.
The Lost Pensions Review
The "Lost" Pensions is a wonderful resource written by Craig R. Scott, CG. There are over 16,000 names! Come learn more about this great genealogical and historical resource.
The Marriage Certificate Review
I recently read Stephen Molyneux's mystery "The Marriage Certificate", and truly enjoyed reading it. The mystery he unravels researching the couple in the marriage certificate is a wonderfully written book leaving you wanting more, revealing a deep dark secret thought hidden in the past.
The Orphan Train Kids
In the mid 1800’s there was a problem that was getting continually worse in the large cities such as New York and Chicago, among others. Many children were living on the streets, some of them just young kids with nowhere to live, sleep or eat. These kids eventually became known as Orphan Train Kids.
The Search for the Strother Mystery
Charles Strother Smith was my great grandfather. For many years the Smith Family researchers pondered on his middle name, Strother. We assumed it was a mother or grandmother’s maiden name, but research proved that theory incorrect.
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