Trash to Treasure
I made a storage space from an old entertainment center I found in the trash. By putting a shelf in the TV section I now have a place for all my notebooks, books, and folders.Â The glass side holds paper, empty folders, pencils and anything else I may need. The top holds my in and out baskets and maps.
Historical Maps on Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons hosts images of maps of many, many places in the world–all over 70 years old, and out of copyright. What a find!
In regards to last week’s tip on name variants, it’s also very helpful to have a handle on how our ancestors’ names would have been pronounced by them. Many of our ancestors could not read or write, and therefore they perhaps could not spell their own names, and/or, some census takers simply spelled what they heard. In some German dialects, Nagel is pronounced with an almost imperceptible “g” — something close to ‘nay hil’, which is pretty close to “nail”.
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