How Texas is whitewashing Civil War history. | The Washington Post

Civil war history in texas school curriculum.

THIS FALL, Texas schools will teach students that Moses played a bigger role in inspiring the Constitution than slavery did in starting the Civil War. The Lone Star State’s new social studies textbooks, deliberately written to play down slavery’s role in Southern history, do not threaten only Texans — they pose a danger to schoolchildren …

Transcription: News article re John Lambert Cadwalader

John Lambert Cadwallader

John Lambert Cadwalader, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia: Chester Times article, Race for Deputy Collector, Chester, Pennsylvania, About August, 1885, Col. 3   RACE FOR DEPUTY COLLECTOR ———— The Efforts Being Made to Secure Samuel Lyon’s Position in this City President Cleveland last week appointed John Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Jul 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Jul 2015.     FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Canada Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877 Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918 Spain Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387-1950 Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records, 1509-1947 Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 Spain, Province of …

Transcription: Obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).

Harvey S. Jaques.

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).   Harvey S. Jaques   Harvey S. Jaques was born Sept. 5, 1834, near Millville, Butler County, Ohio, here he spent his early childhood. He was the oldest of 12 children of Richard and Mary Jaques. Four brothers, John Louis, …

Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

Copying and transcription errors.

This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type …

Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree. | Daily Mail Online

Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree | Daily Mail Online

A serial husband killer, a woman who boiled the bones of her employer and the only man to have assassinated a prime minister. Their crimes were carried out more than a century ago – and now their records are among two million put online to help Britons who might want to find the ‘black sheep’ …

Transcription: David D. Shelby, “Men and Women in America”

Biography of David D. Shelby.

Following is my transcription of the biography of David D. Shelby from “Men and Women in America.” SHELBY, David D.: United States circuit judge; born in Madison County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1847 ; son of Dr. David and Mary (Boulding) Shelby. He studied law in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., was admitted to the bar in …