July 2009

Wordless Wednesday – 29 July 2009

Today’s theme is “Wordless Wednesday”, and the idea is to post a photo without any text. I can’t resist just a brief identifier, however. My photo is the wedding photo of my great-grandparents.

Tombstone Tuesday – Christopher Truby

Today’s blog subject is “Tombstone Tuesday.” Below is the tombstone of my ancestor, Col. Christopher Truby. He is the ancestor under whom I am applying for DAR (Daughter’s of the American Revolution) membership. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1736, and died February 20th, 1802 at the age of 66. He is buried in the German Cemetery, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The tombstone below reads: “Here lies the Body

A Festival of Postcards (3rd Edition)

This is my first post for a blog carnival. This carnival is called “A Festival of Postcards”, and this month’s theme is signs. The assignment is to post a postcard depicting a sign, such as a road sign, store front, etc. I have been collecting postcards since I was a kid, so I thought this would be a great first carnival to participate in. I have collected both vintage cards

GeneaBloggers Group

I recently joined the GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. GeneaBloggers is”For those who blog about genealogy or family history and those who are their devoted readers!”, as quoted from their Facebook page. After getting my blog all set up to post on Facebook, I decided to check out the GeneaBloggers Website. While browsing the site, I found that you can submit your blog to be included in their blog list, as

8 Answers about Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

On this Independence Day, want to learn more about Lady Liberty? Well then, read this article in the New York Times that answers questions about Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. This is the first in a series of articles by Barry Moreno that allows you to submit your questions about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Barry is a librarian and historian at the Statue of Liberty