December, 2006


Google Books

If you haven’t searched on Google Books, go there immediately (immediately after reading this post, of course!). There are tens of thousands of genealogy and history references available there. Controversy initially dogged Google books when first introduced; Google was accused of copyright violations in its program to digitize entire libraries. Much of the initial hubbub has died down and now …Continue reading →

"Where Will We Go If Not Due West?"

“What will we do without Dewy Point?” “And po’ li’l biddy Po Biddy . . . .” Last summer came this news: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2006 GDOT Presents First Ever Large Print State Map ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation has produced Georgia’s first large print map. The 2006 map is enlarged by 25 percent from the …Continue reading →

Change in Schedule

The feature advertised for this space at this time was the final installment of The “French Negroes” of Illinois: Prairie du Rocher, A Great Story Indeed! However we’ve made an executive decision to postpone that final installment. Yesterday, the Bloggcast Center received an e-mail from a very important source who has additional information that would be relevant to that final …Continue reading →

The "French Negroes" of Illinois–The Micheau Family

“Your interest and inquiries involve the French Negro families who settled in Prairie du Rocher,” Sister Mary Philomena wrote in a 1981 letter to Sister Mary Joan Weissler. “What a great story indeed.” Sister Mary Joan of the order known as the Adorers of the Blood of Christ apparently was writing a history of the Adorers community at Red Bud, …Continue reading →

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