Archive for May, 2013

In Memoriam

May 17th, 2013

It is with the deepest sadness and a profound sense of loss that we report the death of our friend and colleague Carolyn L. Barkley. Carolyn was the creative force behind our blog,, but she was so much more. She wrote hundreds of articles for the blog, always emphasizing both the conventional and the most current electronic […]

Searching for Your Collegiate Ancestor

May 2nd, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley With the advent of May, many families are busily planning to attend the graduation exercises for various family members. Such occasions prompt us to consider the role of a college education in the lives of our ancestors. In my own family, my mother, father and I are the only individuals who […]