November 4th, 2007


I have loathed and feared November for as long as I can recall. It’s odd, strange, dark month. Perhaps this fear and loathing got started on that most horrible of all November weekends some forty-four years ago. (If you’re of a certain age, you “know exactly where you were when you heard . . . .”). Or maybe there’s some …Continue reading →

Access to Rare Photos Wanted: 18th, 62nd & 65th U.S. Colored Troops

Among the stories I’m seeking to tell is that of Zeke Johnson (1847-1933), my great-great-grandfather. Grandpa Zeke “left” his master, one Wilhite, in Clay County, Missouri, in 1864 and enlisted in the 18th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry. He served until 1866. I’m looking for access of any sort (loan, copy, purchase, or view) of the 18th Regiment. I don’t know …Continue reading →

The Carnival of Genealogy, DNA Edition

The 35th Edition of the carnival of Genealogy is hosted by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., The Genetic Genealogist. This time, the Carnival focuses on DNA issues. Blaine brings his extensive learning and experience to answering or commenting on DNA issues raised in the various posts. This is an outstanding edition of the Carnival and a good chance to learn a bit …Continue reading →

Looking for the Ends of the Universe

Something my parish priest said last week resonated with me, though may be not for the reasons Father Jerry had in mind: For some people, the Universe is made up of atoms. For us, the Universe is made up of stories. The “us” he was referring to could have been family historians. The one or two folks have been reading …Continue reading →

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