My poor neglected blog has resurfaced as I sit home immobilized by the flu. So, sometimes in doing Ancestry research, I come across a last name that I know I’ve seen before. Now generally, that’s not something you want to happen. Not enough branches in the family tree, and whatnot. I’ve attached a picture of … More Familiar Last Names
Hello, readers! I have returned. I know you were all just waiting on the edges of your seats to read some more death records. The sweet little baby in the above picture is Mildred Elizabeth (or Elizabeth Mildred; I’ve read and heard conflicting things) Hilliard, the older sister of my maternal grandmother (henceforth known as “Grandmama”). … More Mildred Hilliard
Hi friends! The “little break” lasted longer than anticipated. My husband just found out a week ago that he is getting transferred to Oklahoma City, so we’re busy preparing for that. Our house went on the market yesterday, so let the packing frenzy begin! I’ve developed an interesting new hobby: reading death records. You can … More Historical Junk returns
Historical Junk will be taking a little break for about a week! Thank you SO much to anyone who has read, liked, commented, or shared my posts. I’ll be back in about a week!
This week’s Ancestry Sunday post is about multigenerational families. Multigenerational families include grandparents living with grown children, grown children returning home, and children living with grandparents. Each of these has waxed and waned in popularity. A century ago, grandparents living with grown children and their families was the most common type. Families tended to … More Ancestry Sunday Week 8- Multigenerational Families
Today’s Random Thursday post is going to be mostly pictures. Central Park is the fifth-biggest park in NYC, coming in at 843 acres. I’ve been all five times that I’ve been to NYC. It has bridges, ball fields, regular fields, and pretty much anything else park-y that you could think of. Enjoy the pictures. … More Random Thursday Week 7- Central Park
This week’s Mystery Tuesday post is about the urban legend of Cropsey, which morphed into the real-life story of Andre Rand. First, read Holly Ann Hughes’s Charley Project casefile to get background. Click around and read the other links to other children in her file, too. I first heard about these cases in a documentary … More Mystery Tuesday Week 7- Cropsey/Andre Rand