Monthly Archives: July 2013

Survival and death at Gettysburg

I walked around the Gettysburg battlefield and museum wearing a sign that read, “If your ancestor fought at Gettysburg, I want to hear about it.” I had proposed to Dana Shoaf, the editor of Civil War Times, that I might … Continue reading

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Marriage in Montreal and jumping ship in New York

I held a workshop at the Phoenicia Library to teach people to write about their ancestors, but those who attended seemed more interested in learning to research their families. Debbie and Richard claimed to know almost nothing about their ancestors. … Continue reading

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