July 27th, 2007


A Couple of Uploads from Photo Grrl

Right: Our author takes a stroll off the train during a lenghty stop at Albuquerque. Left: Craig at St Louis Public Library, 7/23/07 Left: Kansas City Union Station, 7/19/07

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Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois

Some Pleasant Surprises in this River Town Last Saturday morning, we set out for Prairie du Rocher, Illinois–me, the Geneablogie Staff Photographer (whom I’ve dubbed Photo Grrl, because it’s shorter and may annoy her), and two direct descendants of the French Negroes of Illinois, Edna P., age 86, and Edna W., her 67 year old daughter. Prairie du Rocher is …Continue reading →

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Research Note: On the Ground in Cemeteries

[Posted from Kansas City, Missouri] I’ve spent several days in cemeteries on this trip and the following have proved useful: 1. Call ahead to ascertain the hours both the gates and the office (if there is one) will be open. 2. Stop by the office (if there is one) and interview the staff. Learn the history of the cemetery as …Continue reading →

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