November 7th, 2009


Black Catholic History Month: The First African-American Priest

In recognition of Black Catholic Hisotry Month, we reprise a popular post from 2008. Originally Published at GeneaBlogie on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. Who was the first African-American Catholic Priest? The answer is . . . it depends on who you ask. And sometimes the same person will give two different answers! The contenders are Father James Healy (1830-1900), ordained …Continue reading →

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A Thought: Could the 1890 Population Schedules Be Re-created?

I really enjoy learning about the Census Bureau and its processes.  So I’ve been especially fond of Michael Hait’s “anatomy” series and his other articles about the census.  After reading his latest census oriented post, I started musing about the 1890 census.  The population schedules for the 1890 census were mostly destroyed in a fire that occurred in the Commerce …Continue reading →

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