Host Valerie Eichler Lair interviews Melissa Barker, the Archive Lady. Sit back and enjoy the show!
By 1865, the Civil War raged on into an unprecedented fourth year. The United States soon found itself faced with yet another dilemma previously unknown to the country. There were a growing number of disabled veterans who were finding it difficult to care for themselves. With a lack of healthcare and the inability of family members to nurse these type […]
In April, the major event in the UK family history calendar Who Do You Think You Are? Live was staged at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. This marked the third year at that venue; it had previously been held in London. Although we did not know it at the time, it was also to be the last event […]
Host Valerie Eichler Lair interviews Katherine Willson of Genealogy on Facebook fame. Discussed in the video: www.socialmediagenealogy.com Katherine was published in “Going In-Depth Magazine” for January 2017
Transported Prisoners who were sentenced to be transported were always tried in the High Court. The High Court is in Edinburgh, but would also travel a circuit to the major cities in Scotland. High Court trials were before judge and jury. In the case of the High Court, the jury consisted of 15 men. The High Court trials were considered […]
I’ll bet you’ve read an article or two with a title like, “History’s Best Cemeteries to Visit” or “The Five Most Beautiful Cemeteries for Genealogists.” We gobble up those articles. We’re eager to see if we’ve visited any of the historic graveyards on the list. As a rule family historians love a good cemetery! We don’t have to have a […]