Jan 20, 2008
Published Jan 20, 2008
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1890 census: visit the National Archives pages
Diana Larson wrote to recommend the American Girl Collection:
"The American Girls Collection books are a great way for children (and adults) to learn about children living through different periods in American historyâAlthough the stories themselves are fictional, they are thoroughly researched, and each book concludes with a brief section containing factual information, photographs, and artwork about that particular time period..."
Cathy Paris wrote in about the podcast. View her family history videos about her dad, Gil Merrill born in 1913 in Franklin, NH
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GEM: Lisa's History Podcast Picks
Digging for the Truth
by the History Channel
Josh Bernstein is the host of this series on the History Channel.
Season One. 2005. 4 episodes. http://www.history.com/minisites/diggingforthetruth/
Season Two 2006. 12 episodes
History Center - From
the History Channel
Historyzine: The History Podcast by Jim Mowatt
You Are There by Dennis
presents history through Old Time Radio programs.
Just Another Day - The History Channel videocast hosted by Adam Hart-Davis.
MISSOURI: Missouri Irish History and Legend:
Ireland to America
Website Michael O'Laughlin of the Irish Roots Podcast
PENNSYLVANIA: Explore PA
Produced by WITF radio in Pennsylvania, this podcast covers a wide range of topics and at last count had 66 episodes!
GEM: Heritage Quilts
Lenora HERRING William Jefferson MOORE
The Quilt found in the suitcase
"This quilt is for Ronald L.
Moore. It is the last quilt his Grandmother Herring
made before her stroke and death. She loved him so
much. I love you so very much Ron.
I am so proud of you as a son. All My Love, Mother"
A job started really by her mother Lenora Herring who had made the quilt. From great grandmother Herring to my young daughters, the quilt had spanned five generations of us stubborn Moores, and brought us all back together again.
Here's a photo of the flour sack quilt that Carolyn refers to in the video:
The quilts have always cared for the family - first warming them and then bringing them together, and now leading us to other ancestors we didn't know. Women may not have had a lot of time to use the power of the pen to document history, but they did have some mighty powerful sewing needles!
Coming Soon: An expert quilter who will pass on some ideas for all of us on how to properly care for our heritage quilts.