This week is the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ (FGS) annual conference, being held this year in San Antonio, Texas. But don’t think that this event has kept us from finding and reading some wonderful genealogy articles! If you’re at the FGS conference, you might want to bookmark these and read them between sessions. They also make that airport layover a lot more pleasant.
Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this week:
“Digging Deeper to Find More,” by Nancy on My Ancestors and Me. Nancy shows how learning more about a collection helps you better evaluate the records you find.
“Military Monday: Smedley Brothers in the Civil War,” by ScotSue (Susan Donaldson), on Family History Fun. Susan tells the story of brothers John and Isaac Smedley with a variety of record types.
“Rosa Henn Strauss (May 3, 1836 – August 31, 1908) – Adjudged Insane,” by Jo Henn, on Climbing My Family Tree. Jo reveals the story of her ancestor’s battle with mental health issues, including methods of “curing” mental illness in the 19th century.
“Tombstone Tuesday – Susan Amanda Price Bent,” by Amanda, on Miss E and Me. Amanda tells about the adventure that she and her dad had while looking for a small family cemetery.
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.