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About glamberson

I am an amateur genealogist and a professional technologist, having experience in both areas that goes back to the 1980s (at least). My genealogical interests really began in 1979 when my grandfather died. Computers & technology have been primary interests since the early 1980s. My first personal computer was an Apple IIe bought shortly after they first became available.

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hair Wreath

One of my families, the Carrolls, had a very odd family heirloom for over a hundred years: A hair wreath. Apparently, it was some sort of tradition that the women of the family would weave their hair into a large … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Uncle Wayne Andrews, Illinois State Champion, Long Jump, 1922 and 1923

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New NSSAR Genealogy Library Progress

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the male counterpart to the better-known Daughters of the American Revolution, is nearing completion of their new library facility in Louisville, KY. Watch their update video: The date for the … Continue reading

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The Genealogical Proof Standard – Why isn’t this incorporated into my genealogy software?

I ran across this in my mail from Rootsweb (which, incidentally, seems pretty moribund these days…). I wish applying this standard was better integrated into my genealogy software (The Master Genealogist) and all those available that I’m familiar with: Preponderance … Continue reading

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Barn Raising about 1922

My grandmother, an avid photographer all her life, documented her father’s building of a new barn in the early 1920’s in central Illinois. These pictures are at the beginning of her second picture album and demonstrate a keen eye for … Continue reading

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Scotch-Irish in New England

The most interesting of the purely Irish families, who came with the Scotch to Worcester, with whom they had contracted relationship during their long residence in Ulster, or become attached by community of sentiment and suffering, was the Young family, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania County Maps and Atlases

Pennsylvania County Maps and Atlases. Lately I have needed a good historical county map for Pennsylvania. Follow the “Rotating Formation Pennsylvania Boundry County Maps” on this page for a good one.

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