Archive for July, 2012

Observations from the Road – Week 2

July 26th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley I have now traveled over 5,000 miles in a car with two other people and we’re still talking to one another. Last week’s article offered some observations and questions from the trip from Virginia to Portland, Oregon. Tonight I am writing from St. Charles, Missouri, just two days from home (and […]

Observations from the Road – Week One

July 20th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley The first week of an extended road trip from Virginia to Portland, Oregon, and back has been completed. My several days in the car, traveling through states which I have never visited previously, have provided me with several interesting observations, while also posing some (possibly unanswerable) questions. I thought I’d share […]

War of 1812 – Resources for the Bicentennial Year

July 12th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley Did you grow up during the 1950s? If so, perhaps your first introduction to the War of 1812 may have been Johnny Horton’s classic Battle of New Orleans which scored #1 on the Billboard charts in 1959. Perhaps you also learned about some of the other iconic images from this period: […]

July 5th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley I think that great genealogical minds (and modest ones at that) think along the same lines.  Thus this article, which I have had scheduled since the end of May, coincides with Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings Tuesday’s Tip, dated 3 July.1 I spend much of my time either editing or designing family history-related […]