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Virginia Genealogical Society Is Looking for a Newsletter Editor

From their Facebook page: “VGS is looking for a Newsletter editor. The Newsletter is 16 pages published six times a year. If you are interested, please contact newsletter-editor@vgs.org.” Advertisements

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University Digitizes Large Collection of Historical Maps

Last week, I wrote a post about ways to make learning history more engaging.  One of the podcasts I suggested was BackStory with the American History Guys.  Ed Ayers, a.k.a “19th Century Guy” of the trio of hosts, is also the … Continue reading

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Deals on Virginia History Experiences

Genealogy isn’t my only passion.  I also love finding a good deal.  And since I suggested recently that we all take the time to learn about how our ancestors lived, I thought it would be appropriate to pass along a couple … Continue reading

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Finding Sarah Carney

Sarah Carney is buried next to her son, but you’d never know it.  Her bones are resting beside him under an unmarked patch of grass in the family plot of the Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.  I’d show you a … Continue reading

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Virginia Historical Society Hosts “Stories at the Museum” Tomorrow

About twice a month, the Virginia Historical Society hosts a program for families with younger children called “Stories at the Museum.”  A history-themed book is read to the kiddos and then they get to do some related crafts.  And just like … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs of the Past – Pine Street Barber Shop

As a small business owner myself, I love learning more about the businesses and financial ventures of my ancestors.  From farming the land, to owning the neighborhood restaurant or barbershop, I want to know how they made ends meet. My … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

One of the best and most fun ways to make genealogy discoveries is the share with others.  Some of my best finds have been through distant cousins that I’ve met or chatted with online and many more have been made … Continue reading

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