The German Empire and German Americans On this day in 1871 the Deutsches Reich, or German Empire, was proclaimed from a group of 26 disparate entities.… Continue reading "The German Empire and German Americans"
Add Context to Your Ancestors’ Lives with Sanborn Maps Sanborn Maps are great tools whether you are new to genealogy or a professional researcher.[1]  The maps are essential if… Continue reading "Add Context to Your Ancestors’ Lives with Sanborn Maps"
Richard Tolliver Southard: A Resilient Life For many years I have been drawn to the story of my third great uncle, Richard Tolliver Southard (1844-1934). His… Continue reading "Richard Tolliver Southard: A Resilient Life"
Three Young Women, Gone Too Soon   Several months ago, a friend from Florence, Missouri, asked if I knew about the deaths of three women in… Continue reading "Three Young Women, Gone Too Soon"
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