Your Genealogy Today: July/August 2021

The summary by publisher Ed Zapletal in his lead column says it all.

In her the first of two articles, Drawing Them In, Sue Lisk looks at ways to get our families interested in genealogical research through a variety of strategies. In her second article, In Memoriam, Sue shares a variety of ideas for paying tribute to a loved one.

In Tuberculosis: From Maine Cornfields to California Orange Groves, Merrylyn Sawyer looks at the tuberculosis outbreak of the early 20th century in the United States.

Have you experienced difficulties researching female ancestors? Diane L. Richard offers Part 1 of her article, Our Female Ancestors Are Found in Ledgers — Part 1. Watch for Part 2 in our September/October 2021.

In No Time Like the Present: Crafting Your Memoir, Lisa Alzo says that now is the perfect time to create a legacy for future generations.

In Bastardy Bonds, David A. Norris suggests that the absence of a marriage record does not mean the children of a couple were illegitimate. He looks at some well-documented online resources for North Carolina ranging from the colonial era into the 19th century.

In Case of the Missing Grandfather, Jerry Gioglio goes on a mission to uncover the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of his grandfather who emigrated to the U.S. from Italy in the late 19th century.

In My 19th Century Relatives Were Corona Virus Precursors, Stephen L.W. Greene looks at the cholera outbreak in Ellettsville, Indiana in 1833.

In Whodunit Fiction for Genealogy Lovers, Robbie Gorr wonders if reading too many genealogical mystery books can help, or hinder, our personal genealogical research efforts.

In Tradition is a Chronic Deceiver, Donna Potter Phillips says you should never accept a family traditional story at face value.

In Bad Luck Collisions with History, Lynn Cassity looks at one man’s run of bad luck and how his family chose to memorialize him.

And don’t forget Dave Obee’s Back Page where he suggests Record Your COVID-19 Experiences for Your Family History’s Sake!

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