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If you are descended from one of the orphan train riders, at the program the South Bend Area Genealogical Society would like the opportunity to recognize you and honor your ancestor’s experience.
You can read more about the South Bend Area Genealogical Society’s meeting in the poster to the right....
Launch of North of Ireland Family History Society Biennial Writing Competition 2016 – My Family Odyssey
The following was written by the North of Ireland Family History Society:
The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) runs a writing competition every other year for its members. Organised by the Belfast Branch for all members of the society, it attracts entries from all around the world. The purpose of the competition is to encourage people to write up stories about their family history, going beyond just constructing a family tree.
The title of this year’s competition is ‘My...
The following announcement was written by the folks at Heirloom Registry:
‘White Friday’ Anyone? Heirloom Registry Launches Family History Campaign as Alternative for Holiday Shoppers
FERNDALE, WASH. – NOVEMBER 24, 2015 – The Heirloom Registry’s fourth “No More Stuff” campaign will officially kickoff with “White Friday,” an alternative to Black Friday that encourages shoppers to stay home with families and have fun with family history...
The following book review was written by Bobbi King:
Endogamy is “marriage within a specific group as required by custom or law” as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Mr. Pickholtz writes that European Jews, for generations, married within their own tribes leaving behind a limited genetic pool among the descendants. Members of a tribe today are all related to one another...
The Hilton College of the University of Houston’s Hospitality Industry Archives includes a wonderful selection of menus from the 1850s and 1860s. It is interesting to see that our ancestors’ food choices were quite different from what we might choose today. My favorite is shown below. (Click on the image to view a larger version.)
You might note that breakfast could include broiled pigs’ feet, tripe, and a variety of breakfast wines. Breakfast wines??? They drank wine for...