I’ve written before about the importance of citing your sources. But when you’re writing a blog post creating footnotes can be a bit of a problem. If you’re posting to a self-hosted WordPress blog, however, there is a simple solution.
So, Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night fun challenge was to create a color-coded ancestral birthplace chart. This chart has been popping up all over the genea-blogosphere in recent days and it seemed like a fun idea. I decided to play along, too. The majority of my ancestors were born and lived in Pennsylvania from their arrival in the […]
Have you ever wondered what is included in an intestate probate record? Part Five of Vita Brevis’ probate record series starts their coverage of intestate records.
The birth of race-based slavery in America from an excerpt of Peter Wood’s Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America.
At this time of year, it’s become a tradition to look back at the highlights from the previous year. You see this a lot with television news programs… and online with blogs. Take a gander at my 2015 and my plans for 2016.
There’s things afoot behind the scenes here. I’ve been working on a new design for sometime and finally got the time to work on coding it. That’s finally done. I’ve been putting the theme through it’s paces, testing it, and I’m happy to say it’s nearly finished. So, keep an eye out. This site is […]
Last week a highway construction worker in a small Pennsylvania town made a grim discovery with links to a deadly pandemic that killed millions around the globe nearly a century ago… According to the Pottsville Republican-Herald, approximately 17,000 residents in the region around Schuylkill Haven fell ill. Close to 1,500 of them died, leaving as many […]
Where did Philadelphian men go when they wanted to drink and socialize in the 1700s? This blog post—A Pinch of History: The Philadelphia Tavern— from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania seeks to answer that question.
On this last day of 2014, it’s time to take a look back. I don’t have specific goals for this website—other than to provide access to my family research. So, how did I do? In 2014, I wrote 63 new posts with most posts being written in January—April and July—September. May, June and December were […]
An Index to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Online Deeds I’ve been working on a print version of my An Index to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Online Deeds, Books A-D, 1729-1760. The proofing for the print format is almost complete. I want to review it one last time in hard copy, then it should be available for purchase through […]