Twenty-Two Horsepower

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Week 8: Power PROMPT: “Power." Does that mean physical strength, political power, power in the family, electrical power? Yes. 😉 It's a vague theme on purpose 🙂 It's whatever the theme sparks in you. Reginald Harding Once Henry Ford successfully installed an assembly line for the mass production of automobiles… Continue reading Twenty-Two Horsepower

On This Day: Woody’s Anthem

Eighty-one years ago today, Woody Guthrie composed what some might call an alternate “National Anthem.” Woody composed “This Land is Your Land” at the Hanover House hotel at 6th Avenue and 43rd Street in New York City, shortly after moving there from his native Oklahoma. Woody Guthrie with one of numerous guitars upon which was… Continue reading On This Day: Woody’s Anthem

Inmate No. 33501

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 unusual source?  Mug Shot of Samuel Perry Curry - June 1929 - Leavenworth, Kansas One of the most… Continue reading Inmate No. 33501