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That Flash of Recognition

Monday, March 29th, 2010

I suppose everyone has had the experience of learning something new and suddenly that little fact seems to pop up everywhere. That experience has just happened to me again, so I’ve been inspired to write about it. A few posts back I wrote about This Republic of Suffering, about death and dying in mid-nineteenth century […]

Happy (Old) New Year

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I assume that everyone doing British or British Colonial research is getting ready for New Year’s Eve. It’s time to uncork another of those pre1752 bottles you have hidden away, put on your homemade tri-cornered party hat and get together with fellow genealogists. Ok, maybe not, but the fact that New Year’s Day is coming […]

This Republic of Suffering

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

As family historians we are always trying to gather facts and tie them together into lives. Though every event we can document is important, there are three that get most of the attention, birth, marriage and death. All three are surrounded by practices and rituals unique to their time and culture. Birth and death bracket […]

Thoughts on Enjoying Genealogy on TV

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Now that the fourth installment of Faces of America has aired and the American version of Who Do you Think You Are? has begun, I feel like kicking back and thinking about what I have seen and heard. Mostly I’ve been thinking about how family history and television interact. I think to enjoy genealogy on […]