May, 2012

Morning Coffee + Newspaper = Genealogy

Morning Coffee + Newspaper = Genealogy

I usually read the newspaper in the morning while having breakfast. This past week two articles from The Birmingham News were of genealogy|history interest.

No, not just interest — but fascinating & valuable.

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Researchers say they have new clue to Lost Colony

Researchers say they have new clue to Lost Colony

AP released the subject news article late yesterday afternoon. Quoting the beginning of the news article …

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from North Carolina’s Roanoke Island in the late 16th century.

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1940 Census Symbols & Explanatory Notes

1940 Census Symbols & Explanatory Notes

Knowing what the symbols and abbreviations you find on the 1940 census is helpful. Good researchers never guess. Table shown with the Codes Used, Their Meaning, & what column number/heading in which they appear.

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