How do you find a cemetery record that is not online at FindAGrave, BillionGraves or any other online database? Look it up in a book! Our ancestors were traced and recorded by amateur and professional genealogists for generations before us and often we are lucky enough to spot their footsteps and follow their … Continue reading "A Nearly Forgotten Cemetery"
Genealogists know that city directories are not simply phone books, rather that these resources were created for businesses to get access to customers and vice versa. They are genealogy gold ready to be mined! Ralph L. Polk, the most widely known publisher, began his business with 1872 Evansville, IN directory, listing … Continue reading "City directories: Just boring phone phonebooks?"
The Santa Fe Hospital in Topeka, Kansas was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 recognizing the building’s significant role in healthcare for the State of Kansas and specifically, Santa Fe railroad employees. Located near downtown Topeka when it was … Continue reading "Santa Fe Hospital (Part 4)"
The Avalon Apartments listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2019
One of the reasons I like genealogy is I really enjoy delving into someone’s records to determine just what story lies beneath. This was certainly true when I was researching a small apartment … Continue reading "The Avalon: Finding the Story that Lies Beneath the Surface"