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The Traveling Genealogist
Historical Document Transcriptionist and Rare Book Seller
Interests: Rare and Vintage Books, Transcribing Historical Documents, Genealogy, History, Research, Family, Traveling, Museum, Library, Book Seller
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"LINCOLN TAKES COMMAND" by John Shipley Tilley 1941 The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill SIGNED BY AUTHOR - John Shipley Tilley $349.99 +shipping and handling Ex libris Inscription - "John Lewis Cobbs Jr. from Mother and Dad - Feb. 10, 1942" Condition: Very Good - First Edition -... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at The Traveling Genealogist
"The Traveling Genealogist" recommends this book. Please read Kyle Jarvis' (Keene Sentinel) article about this treasured book. Exerpt from the article about the discovery and transcribing by the Charlestown Historical Society. The Judge’s Daughter is a new book that centers around the diary of Mary Stearns Cushing, the daughter of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
We often think of Genealogy Queries in our own timeframe. We write to a stranger, who might be a "cousin" in hopes of acquiring new information to add to our family stories. Mary English, in Hope Cottage, Sleights, Yorkshire, England, who responded in 1897 to a letter she received from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
County Clare A History and Topography by Samuel Lewis is for sale. Publisher Clasp Press Paperback edition 1998 Edition limited to set number. Out of Print A History and Topography of County Clare was originally published in 1837 as part of A Topograph Dictionary of Ireland 8" x 5 3/4"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
I.O.O.F. Sovereign Grand Lodge - Souvenir Program 84th Annual Session Arvada, Colorado Only Seven Miles from Denver - a description of the town in 1908 The City of Arvada is a prosperous and growing town of about 1,500 population, and is reached by either the Colorado & Southern Railroad or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
Roosevelt High School Graduates Memorial Day Supplement May 28, 1945 Helmar Ackervick Gordon Fox Frank Moran Don Baker Lawrence Gaddie Pat Murphy William O. Beach George Gibbs Lincoln Nordby Gerry Bert John Graham Frank Olmstead Ferdinand Bishop Robert Glaisyer Roy Olels Jack Boylan Frank Gray Leonard E. Page Robert Brokaw... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
Transcribing Handwritten Text - I want to share a few thoughts on transcribing a handwritten diary. I can't stress enough that it takes time and patience to transcribe an ancestor's diary, journal or papers. It does no good to put their words down on paper if you've not been able... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
There is nothing better than a happy, satisfied client! That is true for any project one does. You just can't help but make the extreme effort to bring together an ancestor's life and the present generation of descendents. Dear Patricia, I cannot thank you enough for the amazing work you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
Transcribing Our Ancestor's Words and Thoughts. Part I The Genealogy I have transcribed a number of diaries where the owners do not have the genealogy associated with the diary. They want to know…” Who are those people mentioned?” Most of the time the client recognizes a few of the names,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
Did you know you own a "Crystal Ball"? Well, you do. "What?" you say. I'm not a Fortune Teller. I have no "Crystal Ball". Our Crystal Ball is our Genealogy research that we have been working on...some for many years...some for a few years. Genealogy research lets us look into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
Can any of us predict when that budding genealogist in the future generations of our family will come along and be eager to read an original diary, journal, document that was written by his/her ancestor? Do we wish we could share the wise words of our ancestors with the genealogical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at The Traveling Genealogist
I recently completed, for a client, a 93 page transcription (legal size pages....handwritten) of an 1810 murder trial. They were the defense attorney’s handwritten notes taken during the trial. It was very interesting and I found by the final page I had acquired my own judgment of the case. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at The Traveling Genealogist
Being green with envy probably isn’t the correct way to start out a blog post. Nevertheless, how I envy those who DO have portraits, photographs, drawings, paintings, etc. of their ancestors and those items are in their possession. I don’t think I’m alone. I was recently working with a young... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at The Traveling Genealogist
Collecting just names and dates seems to take the meaningfulness from our ancestors’ existence. They were more than entries in a database. They had lives that were interesting, some more than others, some more rugged and adventurous than others and some that, well, only a mother could forgive. Step away... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at The Traveling Genealogist
I hope those of you who were not able to be “The Traveling Genealogist” and attend RootsTech 2012 these last few days had a chance to watch and listen to the presenters via Live Streaming. It was great. I had the opportunity to view a panel of the Ancestry folks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at The Traveling Genealogist
It has been some time since my last posting. Today seems a good day to bring things up to date. Our snow this February day seems like a good time to stay indoors and write about transcribing old handwritten diaries. (There are deck chairs under that 3 feet of snow.)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at The Traveling Genealogist
Family Associations and Reunions Guest Submitter: Genetripqueen We ended this trip with a well planned Doane Family Association reunion at the Doane College in Crete Nebraska. A family association can be very helpful in research. There are three bound volumes that were written about the family. Unfortunately, our Jesse Doane... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
Orient Cemetery Adair County, IA Guest Submitter: Genetripqueen On this trip, our first stop was the Orient Cemetery in Adair County. Orient Cemetery As expected, Jesse and Catherine Doan were buried in this beautiful, well kept, hilltop cemetery. It was easy to find with our directions, and small enough that... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
First Genealogy Trip: Adair, Ringgold and Decatur Counties Iowa Surname Reunion in Nebraska Guest Submitter: Genetripqueen It was my first of many genealogy trips. I learned valuable lessons on this and every trip. Sometimes the lesson was about the place, the people, a new tool or technique, or finding something... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
A Guest Submitter who is a "Seasoned Genealogist" shares her genealogy travels and experiences. "The Genealogy Trip That Wasn't" Guest Submitter: Genetripqueen I began doing genealogy in December of 1998, planning, naively, to visit my ancestral homeland during my upcoming trip to Ireland in the summer of 1999. I had... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
There is a lot to be said for sharing genealogy information. You can smile about it. You can hum about it. You can know you broke down a brick wall for someone. It is a great feeling to know you have come across that one puzzle piece that fits …your... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
In the foothills, mountain community of Evergreen, Colorado is a single grave with a sandstone tombstone and old wrought iron fence. The grave site is surrounded by asphalt and a protective manmade berm on two sides. It is in the back of what used to be a lumber company storage... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
Hiwan Homestead Museum – Evergreen, CO 4208 S. Timbervale Drive Evergreen, Colorado 80439 720-497-7650 Fateful Lightning: Colorado in the Civil War, 1861-1865 On April 12, 2011 Hiwan Homestead Museum will open a major exhibit called “Fateful Lightning: Colorado in the Civil War, 1861-1865”. The exhibit focuses on the role Colorado... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
I have been transcribing a handwritten (pencil) diary written in 1873. The author was a lady living in Berlin, Wisconsin in mid 19th century. She is writing about her daily life. Although it might seem a bit tedious reading about the weather, whom she had tea with, her shopping trips,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at The Traveling Genealogist
This description of Morrison, Colorado and its history was written in 1908. Some things have changed. Some places are not there anymore. However, if you thought perhaps your ancestor had a business located in the tiny community of Morrison, Colorado, then this posting might help you solve a mystery. "The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at The Traveling Genealogist