Michelle Spencer spoke at the National World War One Memorial & Museum in Kansas City, MO on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Hear how the illness affected the War and the homefront.See Video /*
On this day in 1871 the Deutsches Reich, or German Empire, was proclaimed from a group of 26 disparate entities. According to Wikipedia, they included four kingdoms, six grand duchies, four duchies, seven principalities, three free Hanseatic states, and one imperial territory.Source: Wikipedia
My ancestors hailed from the western side of the … Continue reading "The German Empire and German Americans"
What: Don't Forget to Misspell! Getting the Most from Online Newspaper Research. When: Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 10:00 am
Where: Northland Genealogical Society, North Kansas City Public Library, North Kansas City, MO [via Zoom]
What: A Genealogist's Guide to Sanborn Maps. When: Monday, April 4, 2022 - … Continue reading "Upcoming Events"
Sanborn Maps are great tools whether you are new to genealogy or a professional researcher. The maps are essential if you are doing building or property research; however, for genealogists these maps offer valuable contextual clues to how and where our ancestors lived.
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company was established … Continue reading "Add Context to Your Ancestors’ Lives with Sanborn Maps"
For many years I have been drawn to the story of my third great uncle, Richard Tolliver Southard (1844-1934). His early life had to have been traumatic, seemingly always in turmoil. The challenges to his family began before his birth and would last through the early years of his marriage when he and his wife … Continue reading "Richard Tolliver Southard: A Resilient Life"
Several months ago, a friend from Florence, Missouri, asked if I knew about the deaths of three women in the United Church of Christ Cemetery. All three had been married but died as young wives. She wondered if I knew their stories. I knew one, and immediately went to work on the other two. … Continue reading "Three Young Women, Gone Too Soon"