– By Ann Cushman
From the NEHGS e-newsletter: An article in the Christian Science Monitor dated 13 May 2011 stated that seven years ago the National Archives in D.C. held a genealogy fair with 700 people attending. This year there were 5,400 in attendance.
In colonial times Patty was a nickname for Martha.
Gleanings from American Ancestors Spring 2011: Don’t just look at naturalization papers. There may be more info on the naturalization petition.
I recently visited Thomas Jefferson’s grave. It showed he was born April 2, 1743 O.S. I had never seen O.S. (old style) on a headstone before. I’d only seen it on paperwork.
From member Frances Heales: A new website for Kent County, England, www.kentpast.uk.co. This site may be of use if you have ancestors from there.