Melissa LeMaster Barker joins DearMYRTLE’s very distant cousin, Sweet Sadie, to discuss surprising things that can be discovered in an archive.
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19:04:10 From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady/
19:12:41 From marian koalski : I think that even now Leavenworth is no piece of cake.
19:13:55 From Launa Droescher : spend 5 hrs scanning Grandfather’s PSA Photo Portfolios. Still have twice that much still to scan. Have to figure out what to do with material down the road. any ideas?
19:14:00 From nadine guilbault : My biggest surprise in an archives was my grandfather’s name AND his brothers names listed in a court record, being sentenced and sent to a boys school. I dismissed it a few times, but then dug into it. It was a sad tale of being poor and caught for stealing winter coat and boots.
19:14:04 From Shelley Murphy : We have to be able to take the good and the bad of our ancestors.
19:18:05 From Kathy Richardson : Civilian Conservation Corps started during the Great Depression
19:21:21 From Cousin Russ : Dorothy – please type your question
19:21:52 From marian koalski : Marvelous!
19:21:55 From Sweet Sadie : “The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a voluntary public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. Originally for young men ages 18–25, it was eventually expanded to ages 17-28.”
19:25:13 From Sarah Bell : Wow, that is a great genealogy find!
19:26:17 From Shelley Murphy : what year is the document? it’s full of info
19:26:47 From Shelley Murphy : Thanks Cousin Russ.
19:31:53 From Maurene Fehling : my biggest discovery was that my grandfather committed murder, was sentenced to 15 yrs in prison: jumped bail and disappeared. changed his surname and started a new life
19:32:41 From Yolanda Sander to All panelists : where would you look for school register in your state or city?
19:35:16 From Shelley Murphy : I love my brick walls.
19:42:09 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I have a murder in my family one brother killed the other brother.
19:44:26 From Shelley Murphy : My most recent find in Loudoun Co. they had a list of Constables, Patrollers, Jail-my 4th great grandfather, who was a free colored in 1808, was a “Patroller”. I am learning about them, etc. It was a shock.
19:45:47 From Sarah Bell : I found an indexed record on Ancestry for a school record from South Africa – approached the school directly and they were able to send me a photocopy of the page including my ancestor!
19:47:08 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I live in New York school records are probably locked up. I know that current records are private only parents can view them.
19:49:05 From Shelley Murphy : what? wow, is there another record that covers it?
19:50:00 From Shelley Murphy : Check the at the state level for superintendent records
19:50:34 From Shelley Murphy : also, check with the churches
19:50:44 From Kathleen Daetsch : some of those schools had to be integrated by the late sixties
19:53:32 From Kathleen Daetsch : Could the school records been collected by a college for a collection
19:53:54 From Shelley Murphy : In Virginia, annual school reports went to the state, each county had a rep, etc.
19:55:39 From Melissa LeMaster Barker : Thank You Dr. Shelley for all the great suggestions, I will let you know if I find out anything.
From Shelley Murphy : call the state education office
19:58:48 From Shelley Murphy : @Melissa, I am actually doing some research for the school board committee now, newspapers is another place.
19:59:48 From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady/
20:00:10 From Cousin Russ : Family Tree Webinars – Melissa LeMaster Barker http://familytreewebinars.com/melissabarke r
From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady on DearMYRTLE Playlist – http://bit.ly/TheArchiveLadyonDearMYRTLE
20:00:26 From Cousin Russ : “The Archive Lady’s Corner” in the Going In-Depth digital genealogy magazine. http://theindepthgenealogist.com/going-in-depth/
20:00:33 From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady @ Abundant Genealogy https://abundantgenealogy.com/tag/the-archive-lady/
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20:03:15 From Maurene Fehling to All panelists : thank you!
20:03:42 From Shelley Murphy : thank you!!!
20:03:45 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank you xo
20:03:54 From Kathleen Daetsch : Thank you for a most interesting meeting.
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