Writings of James Emlen (1792-1866)

The memorial to James Emlen, my 4th great-grandfather, which was presented by the Birmingham Monthly Meeting at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1867 consisted of twelve hand-written pages. Of these, many were only quotes from his writings. I have extracted to this page many of the passages that were included in the original memorial. If... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Referencing for Genealogists”

In the book that is the subject of today’s review, Referencing for Genealogists: Sources and Citation, Ian G. MacDonald throws his hat into the genealogy referencing ring. While standing alone as the book’s author, MacDonald writes on behalf of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, which has collectively developed the style laid out in... Continue Reading →

5 Recent Reads

Whether you've got a program at your library or are just looking for a something to do at the beach, it seems like summer is a time for reading. Good or bad, here are five recent genealogy-related books I've read and a quick review of each. 1. Archive Photography: How to photograph oversize photos, curled... Continue Reading →

How I Made an Ancestor Video

Although my attempts to begin writing about my ancestors have fallen flat in the last year or two, I have found a new method of sharing that I do enjoy: making videos! It all began last summer when I was taking an online local history course for my library science degree. I was tasked with... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! January 7

I love participating in Randy Seaver's SNGF series! You can find a link to the original post here if you want to participate. This week's prompt is: What goals do you have for your genealogy research, education and writing during 2017? Research Complete the entire 2017 Genealogy Do Over program from Thomas MacEntee. As I have... Continue Reading →

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