How many family tree Valentines do you have? No, I'm not talking about paper valentines, like the punny Cold War one above, so popular during my grade school years. (But, if you have too [...]
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Let's celebrate the first Valentine and some English genealogy in today's holiday post. A love letter from 1477 (above) contains the first known use of the word Valentine. In this 500+-year-old love letter, 17-year-old Margery [...]
Happy St. Valentine’s Day to my sweetie, the one who’s always up for a research trip, who tromps through cemeteries for me and my FindaGrave cohorts, who reads microfilm and runs a copier like [...]
Happy St. Valentine's Day to my readers. Today's post is about love stories found in formerly enslaved narratives at the Library of Congress. These narratives are available here: Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from [...]
Have you visited JustaJoy.com Family Heirloom Exchange? In 2005, Joy Shivar, an antiques dealer in Huntersville, N.C., started a website to sell her own antiques. Last year her site morphed in a listings service [...]