Welcome to Monday's Muse, where we share some family history love to get you motivated for the coming week - not with cake, but with genealogical goodness! 1. Why Do You Love Genealogy?: This is a fun one. Mary Harrell-Sesniak on the "I research my ancestors so I'll know who to blame!"
I'm a geneticist. I study how chromosomes are inherited in dividing cells. But my story has more to do with my own genetics. I'm English. I was brought up in the 1950s and 1960s in London. My family wasn't very rich. I had two brothers and a sister.
HOUSTON -- No, we're not talking about the redheaded TV star nor the angel kicking butt for Charlie. We mean Lucy the hominid, or what is left of her. Known only by her first name, she comes to America in a newly opened exhibit called "Lucy's Legacy" -- and Houston will be the first U.S.
Levi Sanderson Tenney Jr. has two families. One of them is the parents and siblings that the Glen Ridge-born, Montclair-raised soldier left behind when he was sent overseas to Europe during World War I. The other is the Belgian family that recently adopted his grave in the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium.
A Marystown man paid a visit to the steep cliffs of Friday's Cove, where his grandfather narrowly escaped death because of a shipwreck 91 years ago. Boyd Holloway visited the site near Grates Cove where the schooner Nahada ran aground in a blizzard with Cpt.
Often we're so busy working we forget to make notes about ourselves and our work. I remember finding pictures of my great grandparents/uncles at their work offices, but I'm not sure I've ever thought to take pictures at my own office.. have you? Great reminder article: http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.
Wisconsin Steel Works Labor Division 1902, Tami's private collection.
Phillip Rutter of the Okanagan community of Coldstream always knew his great-uncle was mortally wounded in action in the last months of the First World War. But one day earlier this year, the retired BC Hydro civil inspector got an e-mail that added a new dimension to his understanding of that relative's life and death - one that will forever change Mr. Rutter's view of his great-uncle's military service.
Forty-five years ago this week, my identity changed forever. Aug. 13, 1969, was the day my parents, Edwin and Star Smith of Wenatchee, Washington, stood with me and my brother, Marc, before a Chelan County judge.
Following on from my blogpost at the tail-end of July about the redeveloped web presence of the newly amalgamated Waterford City and County Archives, archivist Joanne Rothwell has advised Irish Genealogy News that the Burial Registers of St Otteran's Burial Ground have been added to the site.
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Sergeant Reginald Drake, from Norwich, held captive by Germans for 4 years Spent time in Zagan, Poland, at camp immortalised in The Great Escape film Thought to have been oldest surviving POW after Alfie Fripp's death in 2013 Sgt, who served with 226 Squadron at RAF Wattisham, died from pneumonia By Steph Cockroft The man believed to be Britain's oldest surviving prisoner of war, who was held captive at the camp immortalised in The Great Escape, has died five days after turning 100.
By James M. Beidler firstname.lastname@example.org @jamesmbeidler Updated: 08/10/2014 05:35:52 PM EDT For the second time in three years, I recently had the pleasurable opportunity to lecture at the Brigham Young University's "Conference on Family History & Genealogy." The four-day event was held at BYU's main campus in Provo, Utah, which is about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.