In a genealogy workshop I attended several years ago the instructor said "Your job as a
genealogist is to get the name, get the date, and get out." I was dismayed by this statement.
It interests me very much that Eliza Dacus bought a lump of indigo in the general store in 1843;
that Cal and Estella Drew ran a magic lantern show at Kansas fairs. I love estate inventories and old
court records, and - sometimes - examining the details of someone's life has earned me unexpected information
as well as "the name and the date".
I've set myself a number of projects because I was more interested in the people than the dates and am presenting
some of them here. See the listing on the left.
I've also joined the "52 weeks" project. To access those files -
short essays on genealogical subjects - click on the icon on the right.
Phyllis Solter . . .May 2018 Email