Cindy Freed


Cindy Freed

About Cindy Freed

Cindy Freed is a genealogist, researcher and writer. Her blog Genealogy Circle (www.genealogycircle.com) documents her personal family research as well as her continuing interest in the Civil War. Along with her monthly IDG column, Tracing Blue and Gray, Cindy is a regular contributor to 4th Ohio, First Call quarterly magazine for the 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Descendants Association.


Going Back Decades in Minutes

As family historians we all realize the need to get out from behind our computers and take our research into the world where our ancestors lived. If we truly want to understand the essence of their lives we know we need to move past internet research and spend more research time in the field. Any article I’ve read suggests 90% […]


It’s All In How You Say It: Civil War Slang 2

An exciting find for any researcher is coming across a letter or diary written by an ancestor. Reading those words opens our twenty-first century eyes to life during that time. Or maybe the find wasn’t written by our relatives at all but by someone whose life and circumstances were so close to our ancestor’s that their writing could reflect our […]


Crafting Genealogy: Beautiful Botanicals

Welcome back to Crafting Genealogy! This month we’re going to add a little color to our lives with these Beautiful Botanicals. I’m using them as bright and spirited holiday ornaments. They’ll look great on my Christmas tree but could also be used as a tie on for a gift or maybe as a finishing touch to another craft project (book […]