Genealogy Networking Group Wrap-Up

On the first Thursday evening of each month an enthusiastic group of genealogists meets at Cook Park to share ideas, break down brick walls, learn a little, and have some fun. Last week we did all of the above. We welcomed a couple of new attendees this month and answered their questions about software programs…

Thoughts on American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

I can’t remember a book in recent memory that has generated as much praise and uproar as American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Before the novel’s publication, it received rave reviews from the major book review publications, including Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist. Famous authors praised the work, including Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Ann…

Write it down

One of my passions as a genealogy librarian is encouraging people to write their family history stories. I firmly believe that the names, dates, and places on our family trees are much more interesting to most of our family if they are shared in interesting stories. Are you ready to write your family story? Probably…