August 15th, 2008


Carnival of Genealogy: The Language of Families

My family has several linguistic oddities. When The World’s Smartest Sister was a toddler, she couldn’t pronounce the word “brother.”  It always came out as “bubbas.” Her two older siblings were her “bubbas.”   As  she grew older and more adept at the language, we kept the word “bubbas” as a term of endearment.  Later when we acquired The World’s Greatest …Continue reading →

Can’t find a Louisiana Relative or Ancestor? Try Looking in California!

What?! Yes, you heard right. If you’re having difficulty locating a Louisiana relative or ancestor from the 20th century, perhaps you should try looking in California . . . well, at least in some of the California databases on Ancestry.com. During and after World War II, there was a huge movement of people from the South to California. They were …Continue reading →

Why I Blog: Reason No. (???)

A few days ago, a young man commented on a blog post I had written sometime last year.  He noted that the man referred to in that post as my father’s cousin was the young man’s grandfather.  I soon heard from the young man’s brother, followed in turn by their mother.  We’ve had a lively email exchange of information; confirming …Continue reading →

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