2019 Lectures: Newspapers, Sanborn Maps, City Directories & More

My sessions in 2019 included presentations on using Sanborn Maps and city directories in your genealogical research; getting the most out of online newspapers and how the 1918 Influenza Pandemic affected your family tree.

I dream of family history… 2019 was a great year for me.  It seemed fast and furious with sixteen preservation projects including cemeteries, downtown districts,… Continue reading "I dream of family history…"
The night the wall came down Often when events occur that change our world we remember where we were and what we were doing.  I distinctly… Continue reading "The night the wall came down"
OCR, Our Friend…Most of the Time Big news today in the world of historical and genealogical research: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA, archives.gov) has… Continue reading "OCR, Our Friend…Most of the Time"
Four Families, Three Generations and Two “Strangers” Gathering at the Raiffeisen / Mothersbaugh House ca. 1910, Syracuse, (Morgan County) MO (back to front, left to right) Ida… Continue reading "Four Families, Three Generations and Two “Strangers”"
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