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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
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
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
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
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
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.