I have recently completed an article on Herbal Remedies that will appear in a future issue of Going In-Depth. In the meantime I thought, I would share a few more weird and wonderful recipes and remedies used by our ancestors. Mrs Plant’s Cure for Kidney Stones (1680) An excellent receipt for breaking & dissolving the stone. Take sassifrage, Pelletory, marshmallowes, […]
Host Valerie Eichler Lair chats with IDG author, Cheryl Husdson Passey. Cheryl blogs about her research at Carolina Girl Genealogy.
Many museums in Scotland provide wonderful social history information, particularly the living history museums. These are a terrific way to not only learn about what life was like for your ancestors, but also to visualize it. In addition to the collections on display at any given time, the museums also have collections that are available to anyone who asks. These […]
Geneachat: Junebugs~What Bugs You About Genealogy? We all love the hunt, solving the puzzle and the joy of meeting a new ancestor. It’s all fun and games until something goes wrong. The path on our journey to fill our family tree gets a little “buggie”. There are times when we get frustrated or mad and have to take a break. […]
Host Valerie Eichler Lair interviews IDG writer, Ute Bradenburg about her beginnings in genealogy. Some websites that Ute shares: German Script Experts 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference (28-30 July) U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records 1875-1940 Basic how-to reading German handwriting Must-have German Word List from FamilySearch
GeneaChat: May 2017-May Flowers-Where Did They Bloom? Recap-What Did Y’all Have to Say? This month’s topic discussed our immigrant ancestors and their stories of leaving their homes to make a new life. The FamilySearch blog posted The Lives of Our Immigrant Ancestors in 2012. In it, the book The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans As Told by Themselves is recommended. Lara […]