Lingering disabilities, misunderstood trauma, campaigns for paltry pensions and veterans' homes, and the formation of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) are included in this book by noted Civil War historian Brian Matthew Jordan. Once again archival sources paint a more realistic portrait of our ancestors' lives.
Do you have a mysterious ancestor who came to America, but then returned to Europe?
In Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880–1930, Mark Wyman describes these return journeys as the result of nativist anger and resentment, "anger at bosses and clocks, nostalgia for waiting families," and other complex problems. Wyman's "nine broad conclusions" about those who returned can be enjoyed by every genealogist with ancestors from the Old Country.
Susan Beller Provost updates Roots for Kids, her popular book on children and genealogy.
Collecting family stories, understanding nationalities and ethnicities, discovering family food traditions, and the origins of the surnames, and other activities, are designed to interest children in their family histories.
Each chapter features ideas to help genealogist-grandparents engage their grandchildren. Because that's what it's all about, right? :)
Never Caught is the remarkable true story of Ona Judge, an enslaved person born and raised at Mount Vernon. When the opportunity arose in Philadelphia during George Washington's first term as president, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England and freedom.
Her flight came at great cost. Just 22 years old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to try to recapture his "property."