Monday, March 30, 2015

Genealogy Can Be Fun. History is Educational

This week is going to fly fast.  Because we are doing Genealogy and doing History,  it should fly by.

 This is the week before Easter for many.  The last days of Lent for this year.

 As you all know I follow Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musing pages.  He always finds tidbits and topics to keep us thinking of ways to find answers to our questions. His Saturday Night Genealogy Fun topics are great for helping fill in the blanks and get us geared to, time and space of the time we are hunting.

Today wouldn't it be fun to find out what was happening in your family, on some specific date you choose and then you can share that with us at our next get together. Sometimes what is happening in the neighborhood dictates why we are not locating something where we think it should be.

Case in point, boundary changes are so much fun, so frustrating.  Was the land bought in Cumberland Co. PA 1795 but sold in Perry Co., PA in 1835?  O but then the land could be sold by owner anywhere.  But the land never moved. If it was sold as Cumberland Co. land. The County was divided and Perry Co. was created, then some years later the family sells the land.  Where is the family?
The land is now in Perry Co. PA.  No longer affiliated with Cumberland Co at all.

If you want to learn more about a parent's family try a date in their time frame and look at a newspaper.

I am sure that many peoples never thought what happened this week so  many hundred years ago would bring about the changes we are seeing and living through today.

Governments against and for each other, Religion still seems to be a key factor in almost all the
political situations.

Love thy neighbor as thyself for the love of Thee.

The more history you read  the more insight you gain into the lives of the past.

Pick a date, pick an ancestor and share with us when we meet.

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