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.


It’s All In How You Say It: Civil War Slang   Recently updated !

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 […]


Crafting Genealogy: We’re Not Calling it Scrapbooking It’s Memory Keeping Updated! 1

Welcome back! This time in Crafting Genealogy we’re going to collect our photos, our memories and put them in a scrapbook, but this isn’t the scrapbooking you may remember from a few years back! Nope this process doesn’t involve the overwhelming task of creating works of art for one photo on one scrapbook page. Today’s scrapbooking is much simpler and […]