A couple of weeks ago we shared a list of searchable historical military archives databases from WikiChicks Tuesday's Tips is yet another amazing searchable collection, this time of historical immigration archives, also from Crafted Knowledge. Crafted Knowledge is an information curation and distribution agency with an emphasis on museum, library and archival-related content.
Nashville, Tennessee - Of course, I knew that my family tree included slaves. But it's one thing to know that - and another to see that history, with photos and other documents, on display in a museum exhibit not far from the plantation where my ancestors lived and worked.
Anderson Cooper's ancestor owned 12 slaves. Sally Field is related to the man who founded Massachusetts. Cynthia Nixon's great-great-great grandmother killed her husband with an ax. Revelations like these are the focus of Finding Your Roots on PBS and Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC.
I saw a duck the other day. It had the feet of my Aunt Faye. Then it walked, was heading South. It waddled like my Uncle Ralph. And when it turned, I must propose, Its bill was formed like Aunt Jane's nose. I thought, "Oh, no! It's just my luck, Someday I'll look just like a duck!"
I sobbed to Mom about my fears, And she said, "Honey, dry your tears. You look like me, so walk with pride. Those folks are all from Daddy's side."
VICKI ANDERSON The discovery of an overgrown headstone in a cemetery near Manchester, England, two years ago eventually led to a new musical endeavour for one Christchurch musician. "My in-laws found it. The words on the headstone were 'William Burton, died in New Zealand, September 12, 1914, aged 27 years'," David Thorpe said.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Sometimes bluegrass star Claire Lynch will be singing her lovely, mandolin-dappled ballad "Dear Sister" onstage and looking out into the audience she'll see people wiping tears from their eyes. "That's the most beautiful singing experience I can have," Lynch says. She's walking down a street in Toronto when reached for this phone interview.
Calling all Rosies the Riveters! American Rosie the Riveter Association is attempting to locate women who worked on the homefront during World War II in order to preserve their stories as supporters of the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, makers of clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, bandage rollers, clerical, farming and volunteer workers collecting scrap metal and more. The association would like to acknowledge these women with certificates and place their stories in its archives. If you are a woman (or descendant of a woman) who worked during World War II, call 888-557-6743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vienna Magliano Hurt, foreground, places a plant into a living memorial wall . Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary World War II production workers, from right, Crena Anderson, Vienna Magliano Hurt, Ruth Kline Staples, Evie Martindale and Dorothy McMann.
Do you wish you had gone to the World Acadian Congress in northern Maine and parts of Quebec and New Brunswick? The event is still going strong, with dozens of activities scheduled from now through Sunday, Aug. 24, and everyone is welcome. You can check out the activities online at [...]
The Orphan Trains will be the topic of a presentation at the Marshall District Library by Shirley Gage Hodges. This event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Registration begins for MDL cardholders on Aug. 28 and September 2 for all others.