With all of the craziness going on in the world, I am taking some time to do some family history work. I scanned some Frederick family photos given to me a few years ago by my 1st cousin 1x removed. I am also still working on transcribing letters written to my Great Aunt Lorraine as… Continue reading New-ish Family Photos
"The government lied. They lied about everything": A historian on what went wrong in 1918. Source: Coronavirus and the Spanish flu: A historian reflects on key lessons - Vox
The old saying is that history is written by the victors. The story of the Lusitania is tragic. 1,193 people lost their lives after a German U-boat torpedoed the ocean liner off the coast of Ireland in May 1915. Out of the total lives lost, 128 Americans perished when the Lusitania went down. While this event didn't directly… Continue reading Barbarous Hun: The Sinking of the Lusitania and the Rise of Propaganda | History News Network
What history would our walls share? That is what I was thinking as we started our home remodeling project in May. Molly and I decided it was time to do something with our downstairs bathroom and our back room that we referred to as the "catch-all" room of our house. The bathroom was in need… Continue reading If These Walls Could Talk…
https://www.instagram.com/p/Biabn6WBucv/ Anxiously waiting for spring so I can start working on restoring more of my wood windows. Wood Window Makeover has inspired me to save my windows and learn a long forgotten trade. Save your wood windows...because you will never get 100 years out of a vinyl window.
A few months ago I blogged about my plan to write a family history book. I've jumped in and started this fun project! I decided to go with Shutterfly to make this book, only because Molly and I have used that site before for photo albums. I've done some research on what others have done… Continue reading Writing My Family History
You never know what fun facts you will learn about your family history. It turns out that I have a few family members who fought for the Unites States in World War I. There is also a good chance I had family on the other side. If you couldn't tell by some of my recent… Continue reading My Family in the Great War
How on earth did the colonies pull this one off? The biggest surprise to me was how the great General George Washington was not the outstanding commander we all learned about in school. Nonetheless, I am sure glad we pulled it off!
There is nothing quite like digging up the past! Whether it's visiting your local library or visiting a research center to sift through primary documents. I find myself getting a taste of a topic and then wanting to know as much about it as I can. Believe me, its hard not to get lost in hours and hours… Continue reading Family History Book(s)