Jumpstart Family History Month With a Thought-Provoking Infographic

I wanted to share this interesting infographic from Archives.com showing the growth of diversity in America from 1820 to 2009, which was done in celebration of Family History Month. A lot of research went into this but I have to confess my first thought was – what about Africans brought to this country in slavery or what I view as “forced” immigration. If you’re wondering the same thing, here’s what happened. The timeline in the Family History Month infographic belowRead more

The Genealogist’s Genealogist

Everyone needs a mentor. I’ve been blessed to have several amazing ones including the late James Dent Walker from the National Archives. I was introduced to “Jimmy”, as he was known to friends, in 1977 when I wasn’t having any luck with my application to DAR – the National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution. No local chapter in my neck of the woods would invite me to become a member even though I had documented my eligibility. ThatRead more