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Week #5 : 52 Weeks of personal History.

Here’s this week’s challenge: Week 5: Favorite Food. What was your favorite food from childhood? If it was homemade, who made it? What was in this dish, and why was it your favorite? What is your favorite dish now?  My … Continue reading

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25 Years Ago

http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/book/chptnine.pdf I was at work. I was pregnant with Matthew, due in about a month. It was my husband’s grandfather’s birthday. Mama called me, knowing my desk was out of range of a radio or TV. “The shuttle exploded,” she … Continue reading

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Presidential Libraries

Starting with Frankly D. Roosevelt, presidents have founded presidential libraries to archive and preserve records from their administrations, and to serve as museums about the man and the times. I read a recent article about someone who has decided to … Continue reading

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Digital NARA: App and podcasts

Press Release from the US National Archives: History is made with first National Archives mobile app! Washington, DC… The National Archives has launched its first mobile application, Today’s Document [http://go.usa.gov/rnm/]. Explore American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents … Continue reading

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More on my hometown: Watercress

When I was growing up, we used to go up to New Market for watercress in the spring. At the time, New Market, Alabama, was known as the “Watercress Capital of the World” . That’s because watercress needs fresh water flowing … Continue reading

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My Hometown’s History

This was sent to me by my friend Susie Bruton, who from the list of fowarding addresses, seems to have received it from my mother’s best friend Darlene Davis….Huntsville is SUCH a small town ;D   THIS GUY (WHOEVER HE IS) MUST … Continue reading

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Media Release: Where to find genealogy software reviews

GenSoftReviews, the website where genealogists and family tree researchers review and rate their software, now lists over 500 different programs  GenSoftReviews is a website that allows users of genealogy software to rate and review the programs they’ve used or tried. This … Continue reading

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Things we might not know if not for the Census…..

Early Presidential Last Names 138 Ranking of the frequency of the surname of our first president, George Washington, among all last names tabulated in the 2000 Census. Other early presidential names that appear on the list, along with their ranking, … Continue reading

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A census thought for the day…

Talking about Census Bureau News – Facts for Features Special Edition – 2010 Census by the Numbers:… — WASHINGT Quote “72 The number of years census records are kept confidential before being released for genealogical research.  ” So many times, … Continue reading

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1890 Census

A reminder for genealogy newbies: the 1890 Census exists only in fragments that survived a 1921 fire. However, some substitutes are available for specific areas. Read the article at the link for more! del.icio.us Tags: Genealogy,history,genealogy online

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