Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum


The British Museum shares its exhibition:  


This 90 minute broadcast originally aired live in 2013, but is now being shared via YouTube for all to view while we are self isolating in our homes. The exhibition is presented by Bettany Hughes and Peter Snow includes interviews with Rachel De Thame, Giorgio Locatelli and Mary Beard.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Recipes for Use during Times of Food Conservation


 (Photo: Joey Armstrong, Courtesy of National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial)

The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, MO, is sharing recipes in an online exhibit called War Fare: From the Homefront to the Frontlines. The exhibit features recipes recreated from the 1918 cookbook 'Win The War In The Kitchen' which was published during the World War I era of food conservation and rationed goods.
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Monday, April 13, 2020

1904 Marriage record for Henry Busch of Cleveland, Ohio


Married 2 Nov 1904 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Henry Peter Busch b. 16 Mar 1879
son of John J.  & Katherine (Laubenthal) Busch
and  Annie Sabel (Szabo) of Ohio

 
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Source: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, at FamilySearch.org
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ruined Medieval Castles Come Back to Life


Here is an  interesting article you might enjoy.
A diversion from today's corona virus worries.
   
See Europe's Ruined Medieval Castles Come Back to Life
"Seven virtual reconstructions offer a glimpse at the fortified past." 
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Frederick O Cassingham 1884-1918


Frederick Odian Cassingham
Born in 1884, son of William & Clara (Judd) Cassingham
Died 23 Oct 1918 in France

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 UK, WWI Pension Record
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Monday, February 10, 2020

Soldier's World War One Diary Discovered


A diary detailing a soldier's experience in the Battle of the Somme has been discovered in a barn.


Read the full article here:
Soldiers Diary Found


Saturday, January 4, 2020

George Munk of Appledore, Kent, England


1722 burial record for 7th G-grandfather, George Munk, who died in November 1722.

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This record not only gave his date of burial, but also stated his age at death of 45yrs which give us an approximate birth year of 1677 and that he was from the Heath.  It also gives his occupation of Carpenter. The extract viewed on a genealogy website only provided the Burial date and place.
It is also best to view the original record whenever possible to pull out the other details that might be on it.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Where To Find Free Genealogy Courses


Follow the below link to an article that might give you new ideas for unexplored avenues of research.

Where To Find Free Genealogy Courses - It's Easier Than You Think!

(Shared from "Are You My Cousin" genealogy blog)
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Father of Larken Hensley of Virginia


Found in the Library of Virginia, this 1819 Scott County, Virginia, chancery court document names the father of Larken Hensley (c.1761- c.1805) as William Hensley.

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Both were from Washington County, VA.  
Scott County, VA, was formed from Washington County, VA, in 1815.
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