Archive for September, 2012

Attic Tales

September 27th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley A basic element of any beginning genealogy course is the admonition to begin with what you know, particularly information contained in documents and photos that are part of your family archives, and information from interviews with older family members. I suspect that many of us, despite our best intentions, leave this […]

Road Orders

September 20th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley When I was growing up in Massachusetts, I spent summers in Hampshire County. In those days, it seemed as if the roads were always being resurfaced. This worked occasioned many grumpy comments from my grandfather who would have preferred not to get the paint on his Buick Roadmaster nicked by the […]

The Statistical Accounts of Scotland Adding Detail to Your Research

September 11th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley I am still enjoying my vacation in Scotland, so here is another updated article from the blog archive. New article next week.   Recent advertisements on television suggest that family research is as easy as entering a few names and dates and following the green leaves to your genealogical destiny. While […]

“Tote that bale…” Our Ancestors at Work

September 7th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley   In honor of the Labor Day holiday (and my vacation in Scotland!), I have updated an article that appeared in this blog several years ago.   Labor Day symbolizes the end of the “carefree days” of summer. Contrary to its name, the holiday is often seen as a day of […]