Archival Notes May-June 2019

“Needles in Haystacks” was the subject title that was sent to the ACGS website on 29 April 2019. It was forwarded by Heather to Dennis & me. The sender Sally […]

This Old Tree, June 2019

This column is about death records. I have sent for and received two death records for members of my family. The two were Tallman Kelley, a 2nd great-uncle, and the […]

From the NEHGS e-newsletter

The Great Migration Parish Web Mapping App is now online. The 1620-1640 indexes with about 5,700 families or individuals were used. There were last known places for about 1,800 of […]

Frances Heales tells me that an English city has a cathedral: Lowland Scots were mainly Protestant and Highland Scots mainly Catholic She has seen pner and pnella after a name […]

“Secretary Hand”

Member Frances Heales mentioned “Secretary Hand.” This led me to the following info: It was a style of European handwriting from the 1500s and 1600s and longer for English, German, […]

President’s Message, June 2019

Greetings, The month of June is here. It’s time to tramp through the graveyards. Bring a clipboard and paper to record the information on the headstones. Remember to check all […]

Gleanings from the NEHGS weekly e-newsletter

* Look up Civil War Photo Sleuth. You’ll find an article in Slate and other articles which will explain their use of facial recognition software. One of the photos they […]