The UPS Man Cometh

Finally!  Back in January, I ordered from the book, Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana, originally published in 1890 by Southern Publishing Co.   For several months, I kept getting notices from Amazon that shipping would delayed and they would give a date range during which it would ship.  All truned out to wrong until the last notice, which …Continue reading →

Ten Books Essential for Genealogists: Some “Different” Thinking

Everyone, I expect, can agree on some of the books by the top authors in this field, and everyone can agree that every genealogist should have read them and have ready access to them. But I see genealogy as informed by many other disciplines and I think that genealogists need to inform themselves about these disciplines.   Not only will our …Continue reading →

Review Meme

Colleen of Orations of OMcHodoy and Bill West of West in New England have tagged me for a meme that started at Gautami’s My Own Little Reading Room. What issues/topic interests you most–non-fiction, i.e, cooking, knitting, stitching; there are infinite topics that has nothing to do with novels? I read a lot of history these days; especially social and political …Continue reading →

Reading, Lately

Genealogy is the gateway to an understanding of many other subjects: geography, sociology, anthropology, political history, even law, and more. Thus, it opens these topics for further exploration. Likewise, an independent study of other disciplines sheds light on one’s genealogical quests. That’s one reason I’m constantly reading. (The other is that I just like to read!). Here I share some …Continue reading →

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