My recent experience researching and processing an archive collection of donated Cornish genealogy research material sent me down an interesting research path. Being Southern and barely paying attention in US History, I was aware of the gold rush and coal mining, but had never considered copper mining as an industry. Quite honestly, I just never … Continue reading A Genealogy Gold Mine in Copper Country!
One small bead of sweat worked its way down from my temple as I wheeled my lime green suitcase through the parking garage, the insulated cooler bag carefully balanced on top and my blue beaded work bag/purse digging into my shoulder under the weight of the laptop and my shiny new copy of Professional Genealogy. … Continue reading July on Fire
Over the past few years I've used Fort Wayne as a place to hibernate for a few weeks in the deep dark days of winter. This year was no exception - except it was. While I was there, the temps were in the 60s and it only snowed one day. If of course, it was … Continue reading The Genealogy Center – Fort Wayne, IN
Past visits to archives and libraries have resulted in me spending way too much time collecting records and data but having no idea if it was relevant to my work or not, being overwhelmed the minute I entered the space, then feeling inferior as the person trying to help me obviously judged me for my lack of preparation.