It may seem strange by today’s standards that a 15-year-old girl was attending the University of Minnesota. You tend to think that children or teens are very advanced if they are attending University classes. Gusta may have been brilliant, but it was not unusual for high school age kids to go to U of … Continue reading Gusta and the University
I came across an entry in the diary in which Gusta uses a derogatory term for the African American woman who works for the family that was common parlance of the day. What do you think as a reader of history – should I use the language of the day? I can definitely get the … Continue reading Lived Experiences or Phenomenology
I wanted to share a link to a free resource for genealogy you might find useful: Family Search , which is hosted by the LDS church and is dedicated to providing free access to family history records to everyone. They also are looking for volunteers to help index records to make them searchable. I found … Continue reading Free Genealogy Resource
My Thrive Life Website — Click Here! My full time work as a field and CRM Archaeologist takes me to remote places all over Alaska. I struggled with finding convenient “backpacking” style meals that didn’t have ingredients that make me sick. I did find a few companies that offered bulk, single ingredient freeze dried foods … Continue reading Special diets in the field
Recently I received a message from a distant relative doing genealogical research and was puzzled by what he found on the census when searching for a relative we have in common. My shirttail cousin’s dilemma was that Samuel Fisher died in March 1909 but is listed on the 1910 U.S. Census as Head of … Continue reading Evaluating Sources -Take a Closer Look!