Author: Craig Manson

In the last 40 years, I've been a a disc jockey, a broadcast journalist, a sportscaster, a military officer (retired Colonel, USAF), a lawyer, a judge, a state government executive, a lobbyist, a presidential appointee at a high level of federal government, a college professor, a law professor, an executive in the financial services field, and maybe a few other things that I've forgotten; none of this matters except that I will always be my mother's son. My ancestors were slaves and slave owners. All history is personal.

A Loving Legacy

 This post originally appeared in GeneaBlogie in May 2008.  The film, Loving, written and directed by Jeff Nichols and  starring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, goes into wide distribution on Friday, November 18, 2016. Mildred Delores Jeter, born in 1939 or 1940, grew up in Central Point, near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia. It was …

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The 1890 Census Time Machine: Could 21st Century Tech Replicate the 1890 Population Schedules?

 I really enjoy learning about the Census Bureau and its processes.  So I was especially fond of Michael Hait’s “Anatomy” series and his other articles about the U.S. census back in 2009.  After reading this census oriented post, I started musing about the 1890 census. Here’s a “re-deux” of a piece published in GeneaBlogie in …

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