Category Archive: Genea Resources

Jul 20

Wordless Wednesday


Jun 22

Three Years Ago Today


Charles H. Geiger Mr. Charles H. Geiger, age 82, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth. He was a resident of Big Canoe. Charlie was born August 24, 1925 in Ottawa, Illinois, son of Howard Charles and Elsie Katherine (Walking) Geiger. During World War II he served in the U.S. …

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Jun 21

Tombstone Tuesday: Texas State Cemetery

General Albert Sidney Johnston

The Sunday following the 2004 FGS Conference in Austin, Texas, Chuck, Pam, and I visited the Texas State Cemetery, a charming and peaceful final resting place for many great Texans. At every FGS, NGS, and IGHR we remember our great friend and genealogist who was taken from us far too soon. Chuck Knutson, we miss …

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Jun 04



Always eager to learn, I’m enamored with Webinars. A Webinar is the term used for a Web-based seminar, lecture, or presentation delivered via the Internet. Participants may register and attend (using their computer) from the comfort of their homes. No travel or lodging expenses incurred by participants or speakers. The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, Inc., …

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May 13

Birdie Monk Holsclaw IGHR Scholarship


Press Release by Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies at NGS 2011, Charleston SC In the summer of 2010 the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee announced the establishment of the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship for IGHR. The scholarship is name for and in honor of Birdie Monk Holsclaw who for many years attended IGHR and …

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May 13

NGS 2011 at Charleston

Pipers preparing for opening ceremony

Twenty years ago I attended my first genealogical conference—that’s when I left teaching so that I could pursue genealogy full-time. With each and every adventure, there is so much to learn and so many more wonderful people to meet. The NGS conference in Charleston is no different, I’m pleased to say. On Tuesday afternoon, I was …

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Apr 26

1940 Census: Will You Be Ready?

It is almost time! The 1940 U.S. Population Schedule will be released in a little under one year (April 2012). In order to use the new record well, we need to study the parameters of the record as well as finding aids that will be available for us. Did you know that the National Archives …

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Apr 09

Whims in Wills

Curious Obligations Attached to Deeds of Property. The eccentricity of men shows itself in no more extraordinary form than in obligations attached to deeds of property by which some whim of the seller is forced upon all future owners. The Quakers who founded Philadelphia sometimes asserted themselves in this way after death. The owners of …

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Mar 09

RIGS Alliance Scheduled for Fort Worth

Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance

Jasper, Georgia (9 March 2011)—The Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance) will present a week-long workshop at the National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas (26-30 September 2011). RIGS Alliance workshops are designed for genealogists, historians, and librarians with a general genealogical or historical grounding who want to learn skills and techniques for researching original …

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Feb 27

Making Better Order of Things

Sometimes I wonder where my blinders are… I need to put them on. I’ve never been bored in my life and have no patience for those who are. Besides reading good books, listening to great music, learning something new in the technical world, there are so many things I like to do. Some of you …

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