Much like the mixed bag of gifts that Santa carries, we’ve been reading a mix of topics this week. One thing that they have in common is that each of them makes us think about the sources we’re using and the stories we’re telling (or not telling).
Denise Hibsch Richmond shows how newspapers can tell us so much more than just births, marriages, and deaths. See how in “Henry M. Kendall, Orange Juice in His Blood” on Denise Digs Roots.
Writing is one of the best ways to find holes in your research. Kessara found that out when she was putting together a post for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. She checked one more fact… and discovered that the woman she thought was her ancestor really wasn’t. Find out what happened and learn about Kessara’s former ancestor in “Abigail Tucker – Revolutionary Wife & Mother” on Of Loons and Lady Slippers.
You’ve probably thought about sharing research with others as a way to collaborate and find out more about your ancestors. Have you thought about sharing as a way to backup and preserve your research? Larry Naukum shows how it works in “Share and Share Alike” on The In-Depth Genealogist.
Vera Marie Badertscher’s mother went through a lot in her life and she recorded many of her stories, from the house that burned down to the Great Flood of 1913. Vera shares those stories and more in “Harriette Anderson, Fire, Flood, Relocation” on Ancestors in Aprons. Are you recording the stories of your life?