In June my husband and I drove from our home outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, to my family's summer cabin in northeastern Pennsylvania in order to spend a few weeks with my mother before attending the Advanced DNA course at the second session of GRIP--the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. On our route we passed a number of places of significance in our family history. On … Continue reading the story "Drive-by Genealogy, 2016"
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As I was sitting in a car being driven through Chicago en route from Rhode Island to Minnesota, reading compiled military service records and pension files for five Civil War veterans pulled from the collections of the National Archives by a researcher in Washington, DC, and sent to me electronically, I was struck by the large number of quite wonderful things that enabled me to … Continue reading the story "Gratitudes for Thanksgiving 2015"
As I was driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway last month (stopping every half mile so I didn't miss any overlooks or exhibits), I was pleased to notice that the National Park Service had incorporated genealogy into its interpretive materials! Entering the parkway in Virginia at Rockfish Gap, I discovered that the exhibits at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Farm included materials about … Continue reading the story "Genealogy on the Blue Ridge Parkway"