Melissa has all sorts of nifty examples of information shared by others that have something to do with putting your ancestor into historical context.



19:00:32 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ recognize the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to _all_ regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a professional genealogist who lectures, teaches and writes about archives research MelissaBarker2018and records preservation. She writes a popular blog entitled “A Genealogist in the Archives.” She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled “The Archive Lady” that can be viewed at Abundant Genealogy. She writes a monthly column entitled The Archive Lady’s Corner in the In-Depth Genealogist Magazine. She writes a bi-weekly column for her local newspaper The Stewart-Houston Times called From the Archives. She is a regular contributor as The Archive Lady on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Podcast. She is married to her wonderful husband, Chris Barker and has one grown daughter.

19:04:13 From Deb Andrew : Recommended Zoom to another webinar group today.

19:08:07 From Cousin Russ : CHRONICLING AMERICA

19:16:11 From Dawn Carlile : My understanding is that the watcher watched the people handling the ballots to make sure they didn’t cheat the election process.
19:27:56 From Deb Andrew : Maybe the bones were for the dogs.
19:28:07 From Launa Droescher : What would you do with “Railway Employees Credit Union History 1936-1970”?.
19:30:50 From Launa Droescher : yes paper

19:32:38 From Cousin Russ : ARCHIVE GRID
19:48:57 From Debi Polen : Tim’s my cousin too, Myrt. 🙂
19:49:11 From Pat Richley-Erickson : Hiya Cousin!
19:49:44 From Deb Andrew : The only record I had for my great grandfather of his death was in the annual coal mine accident report for the state.

The Archive Lady recommends the following resources:

Gaylord Archival

Hollinger Metal Edge

University Products

 Light Impressions


Archival Methods

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