I’ve always been an avid reader. I enjoy seeing things from a different perspective or digging deeper into a subject that’s new to me. That’s what the articles we’ve read this week do. (Plus, there’s some inspiration to do some writing of your own!)
“Census Sunday: William Wallace Greene Jr Counted Twice on 1930 Census,” by Colleen Greene, on Colleen and Jeff’s Roots. Someone on the census twice? It happens. Colleen explains her theory on why her husband’s grandfather is listed in two different states just four days apart. It’s important to consider context.
“Cite Your Sources,” by Kris Stewart, on My Link to the Past. You’ve heard the advice about citing your sources before, but probably never from a pug pup. (Oh, and Kris’s advice is spot on.)
“Part I, Women in Prison and Prison Records,” by Kathleen Brandt, on a3Genealogy. Kathleen gives background about women in prison in Missouri and sources for Missouri prison records. (Spoiler alert: there are details about the Cynthia Nixon episode of Who Do You Think You Are?)
“Terence A. Coyne: An Office of Strategic Services’ Art Looting Investigation Unit Monuments Man,” by Dr. Greg Bradsher, on The Text Message, the blog of the processing and reference archivists at the National Archives and Records Administration. This is the latest installment in a series on the real-life Monument Men, beyond the few who were depicted in the movie.
The Texas State Genealogical Society is sponsoring a writing competition. Get moving — the deadline is September 15th.
About Amy Johnson Crow
Amy Johnson Crow is a Community Manager for Ancestry.com. She's a Certified Genealogist and an active lecturer and author. Her roots run deep in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. She earned her Masters degree in Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Amy loves to help people discover the joys of learning about their ancestors and she thinks that there are few things better than a day in a cemetery. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and No Story Too Small.