Category Archives: History

Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 10, 2021

I checked recently and saw new updates – Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 10, 2021: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after May 5, 2021. I try to check every day or two since they can … Continue reading

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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE LONG HISTORY OF SKYJACKINGS CrimeReads May 10, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays May 12, 2021

This is a more serious Weirdness Wednesday choice – A FIELD GUIDE TO THE LONG HISTORY OF SKYJACKINGS: https://crimereads.com/skyjackings/. Slightly longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. JULIA SIRMONS May 10, 2021 For those of us obsessed with them, stories about … Continue reading

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Eudora Community Museum, Eudora – Kansas Tuesdays May 11, 2021

I chose to look in Douglas County, Kansas for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. I went with the Eudora Community Museum, Eudora – https://www.cityofeudoraks.gov/100/Eudora-Community-Museum. It may have restrictions due to COVID-19. Check with the Museum before scheduling an appointment. Operated … Continue reading

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Veterans Memorial Museum, Laurel – Mississippi Mondays May 3, 2021

I decided to look around Jones County, Mississippi for this week’s Mississippi Mondays post.  Found Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel: https://www.veterans-memorial-museum.org/. Seeing some things. Check before scheduling a visit and verify hours open. Official website: https://www.veterans-memorial-museum.org/ HOURS: Sunday – Tuesday CLOSEDWednesday – … Continue reading

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How a John Wayne Movie Killed Nearly Half of its Cast and Crew — Commonplace Fun Facts

In terms of its artistic legacy, The Conqueror leaves much to be desired. Routinely making the listing of “The Worst Movies Ever Made,” the 1956 movie starring John Wayne was an unfortunate blemish on the Duke’s acting reputation. How a … Continue reading

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Cryptid collaboration with Liz Pavlovic: The Flatwoods Monster – Blenko Glass Company Nov. 3, 2020

I saw this recently on Blenko Glass Company – Cryptid collaboration with Liz Pavlovic: The Flatwoods Monster – Blenko Glass Company Nov. 3, 2020: https://blenko.com/blog/cryptid-collaboration-with-liz-pavlovic-the-flatwoods-monster/. Slightly longer article, but here’s the first part. It’s about Cryptids. I have a friend … Continue reading

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Finding Your Ancestors in Japanese Immigration and Emigration – FamilySearch May 7, 2021

I saw this on FamilySearch recently – Finding Your Ancestors in Japanese Immigration and Emigration: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/japan-immigration-emigration/. Article is longer, but here are some details. I included the section headings below. May 7, 2021 by Katy Little The history of Japanese immigration … Continue reading

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(US) National Archives and Virginia Tech Working on Digitization of Records (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert) – May 6, 2021

I saw this recently on IAJGS – (US) National Archives and Virginia Tech Working on Digitization of Records (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert): https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2021/04/08/exploring-the-future-together/. Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions. The University Libraries at Virginia … Continue reading

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Delve into 9.5 million new travel records – FindMyPast Fridays May 7, 2021

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new.  I shortened it a fair amount and highlighted the different topics covered. Here’s the direct link – Delve into 9.5 million new travel … Continue reading

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Review: Get History Delivered with Historic Mail — Just Chasing Rabbits

Historic Mail brings the museum experience right to your mailbox! This subscription service sends letters written by important historical figures to you every week for a glimpse into the past. Small, intimate objects are often my favorite museum pieces and … Continue reading

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