There’s a lot of good family history information available on the Internet. Here are five places we’ve enjoyed visiting this week:
A proper hanging. Gregg Mattocks was just looking for information and a photo of a likely 19th century ancestor. What he found instead was a gripping tale involving murder and a hanging in pioneer Oregon.
Where in the hell is Matt? According to YouTube, nearly 24 million of you have already seen this toe-tapping video, but here it is for those of you who have yet to get their happy feet activated by Matt’s antics. For you Iowans, here’s an Iowa adaptation by Jeff Hoskinson. Both are great fun.
7 Years of Marital Bliss. My nephew Jason and his wife Rebecca have been married for seven years now or, as Becky says, “we have officially arrived at perfection.” I especially enjoyed reading about one of the couple’s interesting traditions – Jason’s annual “State of the Marriage” address.
Visiting Birchtown: Where did everyone go? At one time, Birchtown, Nova Scotia, was the biggest free black community in North America. Today it’s all but disappeared. What happened to the town and all its people?
Booooorrrrriiiinnnnnggggg???? Some people might consider a photograph of someone doing the mundane things of life to be boring. Others prefer those photos to the organized, planned shots of people saying cheese into the lens. You can put Beth Conant (and me) solidly in the mundane camp.
Flickr photo courtesy of g-hat.