Tag Archives: Primary source

Uncle Sam: a genealogists best friend

All family historians benefit from the all the nosy questions Uncle Sam’s Census Bureau asked every ten years, but we aren’t always aware of all the other genealogical goodies he’s giving away. For instance, did you know the National Park … Continue reading

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Newspapers

Don’t you love to read old newspapers? I do! Those who know me well might say I’ve made a career out of old newspapers. My book, Fulton, Missouri 1820-1920 is filled with transcribed newspaper articles illustrated by photographs from the … Continue reading

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H is for Historical Research

Reliable historical research depends on consulting primary sources. Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred (or in the lifetime of those present in the form of memoirs and oral histories). Primary sources may include letters, … Continue reading

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Primary Sources Online

Yesterday I did a presentation at the Columbia Public Library on how to find primary sources on the internet to help with genealogical and historical research.   This is something I’ve been interested in for years, I even wrote a … Continue reading

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