Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on September 26, 2014 in In The Community

ebook-and-booksFall is officially here! (For those of you in the southern hemisphere: Spring is officially here!) Cooler temperatures and shorter days make it a great time to curl up with some good reading. Oh, who am I kidding – it’s always a great time for reading!

Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this week:

Coffee in the Civil War,” by Ashley Webb, on Emerging Civil War. Think your morning cup of coffee is important? Read what it meant to Civil War soldiers.

Disease in the Civil War,” by Family Sleuther, on Family Sleuther. Civil War pension files can contain a wealth of information, including about the diseases that the men contracted while in the service.

How and When Did World War II Officially Become World War II?” by Dr. Greg Bradsher, on The Text Message. Spoiler: It wasn’t when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Sentimental Sunday: Roaring Twenties Graduation Photo,” by Marian Burk Wood, on Climbing My Family Tree. The photo of Marian’s grandmother is one of the neatest graduations photos I’ve seen in a long time.

6 Things Every Writer Needs,” by Mom (Kassie Ritman), on Maybe Someone Should Write That Down. Though not specific to genealogy, all of us can pick up some tips for writing about our ancestors.

Amy Johnson Crow

Amy Johnson Crow is 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 Amy Johnson Crow.


  1. What an honor to be included on your page. It’s like an acknowledgement from the “Mother-Ship” of all things Family History! I am humbled 🙂 Kassie aka “Mom”

  2. Dolores Kinsey

    I have a hypothesis: More young soldiers contracted/died of so-called childhood diseases than did older soldiers because the older men, who were likely to have been fathers, had been exposed to diseases their children had or themselves had had when young.

    Any ideas for conducting such research?

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