First of all, what is oral history? Put simply it is a collection of testimonies by living persons to record their unique life stories. They are not based on gossip, hearsay or rumors. Instead, oral histories are chronicles of direct observations as told by the people who witnessed the events or lived through the experiences being described. They are taken straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak.
This can be a great way of capturing the life and times of your family, close…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on September 29, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments
California Research, A Great Site and Greater Resources
Having recently found this site and shared information with Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Forensic Genealogist, and Speaker.
Wishing to share this information with those not already exposed. It seems almost daily there is new data to be found if one just goes looking.
The real cool thing about this site is it expands to other states. This is just highlighting the California Links given, some…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on September 26, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments
I am pleased to announce that we have a new site as replacement of Random Act of Genealogical Kindness
We are live for a week now and already 200 volunteers from all over the world have singed up to help researchers with their search for ancestors and all for free of course.
it is a proper website with country forums…
Added by Annemarie on September 20, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on September 19, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
A paternal fourth cousin and me have been coyly corresponding via email. We first met on a DNA site called 23 and me in which a participant submits a test tube of their saliva and the company electronically sends the autosomal results of the individual's ancestral origins. An autosomal test will show both maternal and paternal relatives in a persons ancestry. Fortunately, I was able to talk my dad into performing a test, my mom having been deceased years ago. This fourth cousin matches me on…Continue
Added by victori bass on September 15, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments
Oliver BELL *Interview with Oliver Bell* --Ruby Pickens Tartt, Livingston__ALABAMA _DE BES' FRIEND A NIGGER EVER HAD_ "I was borned on De Graffenreid Place," he said, "nine miles west of Livingston-Boyd Road. My mother was Luella De Graffenreid an' my pappy was Edmund De Graffenreid. Den dey changed my name to BELL. I had one brother, Nat, an' two sisters, Jestina, and CLARA. I has 'bout sixteen chilluns, all born on de same place an' most of dem is livin' dere…Continue
Added by victori bass on September 15, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments
As of last week's update, the obituary index at the Schenectady
Digital History Archive now contains just under 89,000 citations.
In addition to current and historical Schenectady County newspapers,
the index also includes recent years of papers covering the counties
of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga,…
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 13, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments
HI, MY NAME IS ELOISE KAY FILLERMAN, I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT HAVE A PICTURE OF MY DAD, HIS NAME IS CLYDE ELMO FILLERMAN, HE WAS BORN JAN.25, 1911 IN QUINCY, ADAMS CO., ILLINOIS, I AM ALSO CHECKING TO FIND MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHERS' NAME, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME OUT IN THESE AREAS, MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
Added by Eloise Kay Fillerman on September 10, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments
Cornelius (Franklin) SCOTT, wife Ella WARDEN
back Great Uncle Dan Scott, b 1880 whom I knew, Girl on far end is Inez Mae SCOTT, my Grandmother b 1892
girl in lap I think is Great Aunt Fern,b 1905 whom m Jasper Hampton. boy near GGrandfather is Harrison b 1895 (circus performer…Continue
A Hope Chest was originally used as a dowry. It was property that a woman owned and brought into her marriage. Some women could not find a suitable husband, for various factors; therefore, the dowry was used as a way of enticing a man into marriage.
The idea of a Hope Chest symbolizes so many hopes and dreams. It’s about seeing the future unfold before your very eyes and it’s about preserving a lifetime of memories and building a family legacy, a heritage. It’s a place where a young…Continue
Findmypast.com Expands U.S. Records Collection
Newly added records gives users access to unparalleled resources…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on September 1, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments
I've been doing genealogy since I was 16. Something about learning what my ancestors' lives were like just drew me in and wouldn't let me go. So my new novel, which I describe as "genealogy-themed," is a natural extension of my love for family history. If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to go back in time and meet your ancestors and see the kind of life they led, I daresay you would be interested in this book.
Now available on Amazon for Kindle (and in print in a…Continue
Added by Katie Andrews Potter on September 1, 2012 at 7:49am — No Comments