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Slavery in the North with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL 04/10 by BerniceBennett | History Podcasts

As I read and explore the Civil War these past years, including a trip to Gettysburg last year, I am learning more about the role and reality of slavery in the … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wading Through Microfilm: A survivor’s tale.

Friday morning Rachelle and I, our bags packed with laptops, iPads, iPhones, notebooks, pencils and a sort-of-kind-of research plan ascended the stairs into the Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Room at … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

GPS Element #5: Writing your conclusions

Originally posted on Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal:
This is the third of a series of articles about the Genealogical Proof Standard. [1]  The elements are not being published in…

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Going Genealogy Hunting Without a Map

Heading off on a genealogy road trip without a research plan is like juggling with your eyes closed.

April 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

This Guy’s a Moving Target! Gunshot? Brick? 10 years apart!

Originally posted on From Axer to Ziegler:
My Great-great Grandfather, and several of his brothers served their country in the Civil War. They served from Pennsylvania and all were in…

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mail Call 1945

Originally posted on Moore Genealogy:
Edward Endres.Courtesy of Endres family This is a continuation of my post Mail Call 1942 and Mail Call 1943. I would advise you to…

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Garrett Family Connections: The power of reaching out

About 2 years ago I sent an email to The Greene County Historical Society in New York. It was a simple email asking for information they might have on William … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pumpkin Bread, No Egg

My favorite Pumpkin Bread recipe.

December 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Handwritten Stories in a Digital Age: and More

Originally posted on News:
In our digital age, we interact with new technologies each day, yet some of us also pine for the past: we cherish handwritten things…

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gail’s Pecan Pie

  Gail’s pecan pie is a legend in our house. She doesn’t serve it with brandy sauce or whipped cream. She sometimes serves it with ice cream but usually, a … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment


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