Archive for November, 2012

Get Thee to the Courthouse – Why Visiting in Person is Still Necessary

November 29th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley I think that we genealogists may be in danger of falling victim to the need for instant satisfaction. The ability to look at records on Ancestry or FamilySearch, or any number of online resources, is seductive. We like the fact that we don’t have to leave the comfort of our own […]

1620 and all that – Resources for Mayflower Research

November 27th, 2012

By Carolyn L. Barkley This article was originally posted on November 21st 2008. I thought it was worth sharing the information once again, with minor updatess. Thanksgiving was just yesterday [OOPS! This article was supposed to post on Friday, 23 November...obviously we enjoyed too much turkey! Sorry for the delay]. In addition to the turkey […]

MyHeritage.com Revisited

November 16th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley   Last month I wrote a posting about my experiences with MyHeritage.com. In it, I noted that I had been a subscription-level member for approximately three weeks and had received no messages about record matches or Smart Matches™. As a reminder, a record match is a match between information in a […]

Papers of the Continental Congress

November 8th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley Yesterday the essence of democracy was at work in the United States. Even though the margin was slim, the people exercised their basic right and cast their ballots. While this morning at least 50 percent of Americans are perhaps unhappy with the outcome, the important point is that voting occurred, unhindered […]

Privateers and Letters of Marque

November 1st, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley If you are even a little bit of a music “folkie,” you may be familiar with the words of Canadian Stan Rogers’ classic Barrett’s Privateers. Oh, the year was 1778, how I wish I was in Sherbrooke now! A letter of Marque came from the king To the scummiest vessel I’d […]