Catching up on my genealogy presentations

In June, I spent a week as a faculty member of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. 10-12 hours each day of online teaching and consulting and follow-up research on students’ questions. It was both an exhilarating and exhausting week. Now I am catching up on research and reports for client plus working on handouts […]

Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes area and photos galore

“The Brainerd Public Library was awarded in 2014 a local Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant through the Kitchigami Regional Library System to start the Brainerd Lakes Area Historical Photo Scanning Project.” this is how an article in the Brainerd Dispatch on June 14th began. What a neat project! Photos were contributed by individuals, businesses, […]

“Lost” Essex County Massachusetts 1810 census rolls discovered

All those boxes and volumes of records still in libraries, archives, historical societies, and courthouses do hold long-lost treasures. I advocate for ordering a box or volume and simply looking through the contents. NOT one specifically related to your family, but just for your own knowledge and experience. I spent years going through some files […]

Indigenous Preservation in Hawaii

Cool things! 12 Native Hawaiian Programs Awarded $1.18 Million in Federal Grants “Twelve Native Hawaiian programs based in Hawaiʻi have been awarded federal grants totaling $1,181,486 to help preserve the indigenous history, heritage and culture of Hawaiʻi, US representatives Ed Case (HI-01) and Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) announced today. The grants are administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, […]

Born on this land but Native Americans had to be granted the right to citizenship

My first blog post was on 2 June 2007. My life has been blessed with many freedoms and passions. Today I choose not to recap past blog posts, but to talk about something that still blows my mind. As many of you know, I have been involved in deep research in original records related to […]