Posted by on August 15, 2014 in In The Community

It’s hard to believe, but the schools in my area started classes this week. I remember when I was in school, it was unusual to start before Labor Day. (Now get off my lawn!) The kids shouldn’t be the only ones reading. We should all join in the fun!

Cincinnati Union Station

Cincinnati Union Station

Here are some of the things that we were reading this week:

Is Your Lost Family Bible on Fold3 in a Pension File?” by Jim Long, on LongBranch Genealogy. Jim found pages from his ancestor’s family Bible in a War of 1812 pension file. Not a transcript – the actual pages! (And it’s another reason to help out the Preserve the Pensions project!)

Lessons Learned from Photographing 1000 Tombstones,” by Lynn Palermo, on The Armchair Genealogist. Lynn learned a lot while working on a photo project at her local cemetery and shares tips about photography and tombstone research.

Our Cincinnati Union Terminal,” by Cheri Daniels, on Journeys Past. Cheri takes us through her family’s close history with Cincinnati’s beautiful Union Terminal. What are some of the places that your ancestors are closely tied to?

The Stories We Need to Read,” by Angela Y. Walton-Raji, on My Ancestor’s Name. Angela shows how reading historical fiction can give us insight into the lives and situations of our ancestors. She also has some recommendations for good books.

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.

2 Comments

Thelma Langley 

While doing a search on my family you had my husband as still living when in fact he has been deceased for almost 18 years. Then in searching further you showed him as divorced. None of this is correct but if I have to tell you this info, why would I need to subscribe for your service? You had his name, date of birth and place of birth correct. Obviously you have not updated some very critical areas of a family history.

August 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm
George 

I do wish folks would check the digital photos before they post them on sites such a Find-a-grave for reflections and overly shaded pictures. Shiny grave stones reflect the photographer’s clothing. It’s not so great to see a pair of “red legs” on the stone.

I know most folks are not professionals and they give of their time and money to post photos. It really is much appreciated but…well you get the idea.

August 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm