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

Religious Animals

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 26: Conflict PROMPT: Conflict seems to be part of the human experience. How did it affect your ancestors? It could be through war, legal conflicts, or bad relationships. You could also think about having to resolve conflicting evidence in your research.  Plaque with Agnus Dei on a Cross… Continue reading Religious Animals

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