Archive for December, 2012

The Lure of Maps

December 27th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley I love maps – the older the better., I fear, however, that GPS technology may distance us from intimate contact with maps, even as e-mail has all but destroyed the art of writing letters. I freely admit that I often begin a road trip without consulting a map, trusting my GPS […]

Who Built Mount Rushmore?

December 20th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley A few observations before beginning to write about the workers who built Mt. Rushmore. First, this article would probably have been more appropriate for a Labor Day post, but as a blogger with five years worth of postings (think 260 articles); I have to seize a blog topic when it pops […]

Mourning Photography – Remembering the Recently Departed

December 13th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley A picture of a deceased family member, in today’s world, is not an unusual part of our family archives. With the advent of affordable cameras, (and now smart phones, iPads, etc.) for the average individual, our albums (or archival boxes, disk drives, or Cloud storage) include many pictures of deceased family […]

‘Tis the Season for Genealogy Gifts

December 6th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley Now is the season for gift-giving. Do you have a genealogist on your holiday list? Perhaps, you are a genealogist who needs to provide a list of gift ideas to a family member. Here are five ideas to help your holiday shopping. Give the gift of books. Thomas Jefferson stated “I […]