Satellite View of Pine Bluff Smith Property, MS
Many of my Smith ancestors lived in Carroll County, Mississippi, including my grandfather, great-grandfather, and so on. One Smith, not in my direct line, was Harry Smith, who owned the Pine Bluff Plantation. If you type in the place name of Pine Bluff, MS, into Google maps, you will be shown a spot at the …
School Slate Factory, Slatington, PA
These are from my postcard collection. You may use these any way you like. I have higher res versions if you need it for printing or publishing. My Slatington ancestors were the Labars, Jesse and his daughter Laura, who married into the Straub family.
Indians walking in file with a captive man and two captive women, LOC
My husband and I both have ancestors who were abducted by native peoples in the 18th century. My ancestors were my sixth great grandfather, Henry Boyer, his son Frederick and his daughters, Dorothea and Catherine, who were taken in a raid of their Carbon County farm in 1755. Henry was scalped and killed but his …
Scene Along Lower Spring Creek, Bellefonte, PA
From my collection of Bellefonte, PA, postcards. You may use these any way you wish.
Operator sending a message on a Morse electric printing telegraph, 1887. He is tapping out the message with a key using the code developed by Samuel Morse and Alexander Bain. Under the table are wet cells (batteries) supplying electricity. (Photo by Oxford Science Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images)
My husband’s great-grandfather worked for a few years as a telegraph operator in Ohio around 1880. I did some quick searches to find out more about this occupation. From Wikipedia: A telegrapher, or telegraph operator is an operator who uses a telegraph key to send and receive the Morse code in order to communicate by …
Hockessin Athletic Club, Women's Self-Defense Seminar
I’ve been looking for self defense classes geared toward women in and around my area of Wilmington, DE. They are hard to find! After spending a few hours with Google, I found several opportunities. So I thought I’d start a list. If you have any classes to add, please let me know in the comments. …
Paris, Henry County, TN, Map, 1888
Some of my early Smiths stopped in Paris, Tennessee, in the 1820s for a sojourn of a few years, before moving south to Mississippi. Most of the early growth in the Western District occurred on the gently sloping interior plateau where the land was fertile and the drainage better than along the Mississippi. One of …
High Street from P.R.R. Depot, Bellefonte, Pa
My husband has many family members from Bellefonte, PA, including his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. We’ve visited a few times and very much enjoy this charming town. Things to See Bellefonte is a charming town and it’s fun to just stroll around and look at the architecture. But when you get tired of that, stop …
Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi, Currier & Ives, 1884
One of my ancestors worked for a time as a plantation overseer in or around Carroll County, Mississippi, in the 1840s or 1850s. I was curious about this employment as he was a small landowner himself – why would he leave his own property to work for others? Well, I still don’t know the answer …
Fourth St, Williamsport, PA
My genealogy research has led me to Williamsport, PA, in search of ancestors by the name of Furst, Aitken, and Harrar, particularly the following: Aitken, Elizabeth Rebecca (). Res: 1880 to burial in 1925 Furst, James Chamberlin (). Marr: 30 Apr 1913 Furst, John Shuman (). Marr: 04 Feb 1898; Res: 1900; Age: 24; Marital …
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