There’s a lot of good family history information available on the Internet. Here are five places we’ve enjoyed visiting this week:
A piece of shea. I found this post by Richard Legault seeking a memento from Shea Stadium to be intriguing because it was written before the stadium was demolished earlier this year. Legault’s father was a steelworker who carved his family’s initials into a column of every project he worked on, including Shea. Legault was trying to retrieve the section with the initials, but was unsuccessful. Although the web site probably won't be around much longer, it's definitely worth a visit.
Olga’s Daughter. When Marie Campbell’s mother was seriously ill in 1994, she realized there was much she wanted to know about her mother’s life, especially her Jamaican roots. Her book, “Olga – A Daughter’s Tale,” is the result. She offers vividly written excerpts on her web site.
Strictly Vintage Hollywood. You may have never heard of June Mathis, but she was an extraordinarily gifted talent scout (Rudolph Valentino is among her discoveries) whose career was cut short by her death at age 38. Check out this fascinating essay about her.
Koffords In Colorado. Denise Kofford writes about her family picture wall and the lessons she has learned from one of her mother’s high school friends.
Family Tree Magazine. Check out FTM’s latest “101 Best Web Sites for 2009.”
Writing prompt of the day: List three things you want to know about your father and seek the answers during this Father’s Day weekend.
Flickr photo courtesy of woodleywonderworks.