July 8th, 2007

Point Arena Lighthouse

Drew Smith of Tampa, Florida, correctly identified the photographs in Is this Your Street? as the Point Arena Lighthouse in California. (There’s no prize associated with this, Drew, but our heartiest congratulations on a job well done!). The GeneaBlogie research staff spent the Fourth of July holiday at Point Arena. The lighthouse, which at 115 feet is the tallest lighthouse …Continue reading →

Mom’s Diamond Jubilee

Mom & Dad, 2003 This week, my mother will celebrate her 75th birthday. Seems like just yesterday we were marking her mother’s 75th birthday. That was 1977 and my mother then was younger (by almost a decade) than I am now. How does that happen? Tick, tock! Tick, tock! Mom was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her father, Eddie Gines, …Continue reading →

Missouri Death Certificate Project Now Includes 1934

Just 1935 through 1944 remain to be added. Check it out at http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

History Detectives on PBS

If you’ve not seen History Detectives on PBS, you’ve been depriving yourself of a real treat. For five seasons now, the show has explored historical mysteries, explaing, confirming, discovering and debunking. About 75% of the matters investigated are things submitted by viewers. This Monday, July 9, 2007, the show tracks down the identity of a man in a photograph of …Continue reading →

Is This Your Street?

Imagine living on a street with just three other houses occupied by your family and friends (some of you do, no doubt) and the rest of the world miles away! To the north (behind the houses pictured here), is a huge expanse of land conserved in perpetuity. To the south and west, well, let’s just wait on that for a …Continue reading →

We’re Back!

After a longer-than-usual break for the Fourth of July, we’re back, with a lot of things to cover before next week when we begin our special project, if the technology is willing!

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