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The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Posted July 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

This week commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Lasting from July 1 to July 3, 1863, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Often described as the turning point of the war, Union Maj. General George Gordon Meade successfully defeated attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee, thus ending Lee’s invasion of the North. The Battle of Gettysburg After his success at Chancellorsville, Virginia in May 1863,… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Percival Lowell

Posted July 2, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Percival Lowell

Percival Lowell was an author, mathematician, and astronomer. He is known for having fueled speculation that there were canals on Mars. Lowell formed the beginning of the effort that led to the discovery of Pluto fourteen years after his death, the name Pluto and its symbol were partly influenced by his initials “PL.” He graduated from Harvard University in 1876 with distinction in mathematics and at his graduation he gave a speech which was considered… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 1, 2013

Posted July 1, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Have a hankering for some genealogy news? Check out some of these articles fromt the past week: The Genealogy Sphere Copyright and grandmother’s writings (The Legal Genealogist blog) – Judy G. Russell helps clarify some concerns about your family writings and copyrights 20 Powerful Black-And-White Photographs of Regular Americans From History (BuzzFeed) – Check photos of the untold faces of our country JFK mania descends on ancestral town as Kennedy clan enjoys ‘homecoming’ (Independent.ie) –… Read the full story

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It’s in the Mail

Posted June 27, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

No doubt many of you have found letters addressed to your relatives in your genealogy research. Some may be thoughtful love letters sent from soldiers at war or general greetings from one cousin to another across the country. But it’s likely you never came across this: It turns out, after the parcel service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent via parcel post with stamps attached to their clothing. The children rode… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Henry Brooks Adams

Posted June 25, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams was a journalist and was keen on exposing political corruption. He was appointed Professor of Medieval History at Harvard in 1870 and is considered to have been the first to conduct historical seminar work in the United States. One of his students was Henry Cabot Lodge, who worked closely with Adams as a graduate student.  Adams wrote two novels, he is credited as the author of Democracy, which was published anonymously in 1880… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 24, 2013

Posted June 24, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Here are some interesting genealogy articles from the past week. The Genealogy Sphere Uncovering genealogy can lead to fascinating insights (ReadingEagle.com) – A genealogist discovers the story behind her great grandfather Thomas Armitage, a Civil War veteran who died in a Confederate prison in 1864 Obama’s Irish ancestry highlighted during first family’s visit to Trinity (Irish Times) – President Obama and his family learn about their genealogy while visiting Ireland 33 Reasons You Should Be… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – John Davis Lodge

Posted June 18, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
John Davis Lodge

John Davis Lodge was an American actor turned politician, he was 79th Governor of Connecticut from 1951 to 1955, and U.S. Ambassador to Spain, Argentina and Switzerland. He graduated from Harvard University in 1925 and Harvard Law School in 1929. After a brief career as a lawyer, Lodge worked as an actor on screen and stage from 1933 to 1942. He appeared in movies such as Little Women, The Little Colonel in which he played Shirley Temple‘s… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 17, 2013

Posted June 17, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Here are some interesting genealogy articles in the past week. Have you read a great family history article you would like to share? Tell us in the comments below. The Genealogy Sphere The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives (Daily Mail UK) – Fascinating images documenting the suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Asylum for the… Read the full story

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Celebrating Father’s Day

Posted June 13, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
President John F. Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.

This Sunday, the U.S. and many other parts of the world will celebrate Father’s Day. Observed on the third Sunday of June every year, Father’s Day is the perfect summer celebration for outdoor festivities and family gatherings in honor of our father’s, grandfather’s and paternal figures in our lives. Did you know Father’s Day was well celebrated long before it was officially recognized as a national holiday in 1972? The day was founded in Spokane,… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – John Maynard Keynes

Posted June 11, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes was a British economist and is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern macroeconomics and the most influential economist of the 20th century. His ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics. According to Keynesian economics, state intervention was necessary to moderate “boom and bust” cycles of economic activity. Criticisms of Keynes’s ideas had begun to gain significant acceptance by the early 1970s as… Read the full story