Lost in Transcription

“How’s your shorthand?” prospective employers and temp agencies would ask. Oh, mine was lightning fast back in the day. I wonder if my stenography notebooks are still around somewhere…hmm. I even participated in numerous shorthand competitions, receiving sizable monetary prizes as well as scholarship offers from a Tulsa business school and from Northeastern State University.… Continue reading Lost in Transcription

On This Day: Birth of Elizabeth Ann Williamson Laney

Elizabeth Ann Williamson Laney was born 15 July 1915, in Pittsburg, Kansas; she died 9 June 2005 in Joplin, Missouri. If you are a member of Ancestry.com, perhaps you have seen one the of the site's newest features, allowing one to "colorize" old photos. I was skeptical about whether literally one click of my mouse… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Elizabeth Ann Williamson Laney

Inmate No. 33501

I published the following post in February 2021. I’m reposting today in honor of National Moonshine Day. 🌽🥃 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 7 - Unusual Source Prompt: Not all of our genealogy discoveries come in the "regular" sources like vital records and the census. What is a discovery that you've made using an… Continue reading Inmate No. 33501