What Really Happened to the 1890 Census? – Family History Daily

  At some point or other in their research, every family historian will likely discover the sad fate of the 1890 census. A critical time of population growth and change in America’s history, the 11th census of the United States should have contained the detailed records of more than 60 million indivi… Source: What Really Happened… Continue reading What Really Happened to the 1890 Census? – Family History Daily

The Scars of Our Ancestor’s DNA

I read a super interesting article this week called “Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes” by Dan Hurley of Discover magazine and in the article, it talks about how our ancestor’s experiences, both positive and negative, have made their mark in our DNA. Scientists have experimented on rats and observed behaviors – such… Continue reading The Scars of Our Ancestor’s DNA

These 22 Pics Show Exactly How Creepy Post-Mortem Photography Was In The 19th Century – Dose – Your Daily Dose of Amazing

These photos bring a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Dead Gorgeous.” Post-Mortem photography was highly common during the Victorian Era, as loved ones desired to have photos to remember the deceased by. Sometimes, these photos included both the deceased and the living. Check out the haunting and bizarre images below. Try not to get… Continue reading These 22 Pics Show Exactly How Creepy Post-Mortem Photography Was In The 19th Century – Dose – Your Daily Dose of Amazing

Boys! Boys! Boys!

Awhile ago I wrote about the story in my husband’s family about their one great grandfather being “sold” at the Ohio State Fair to a farmer down near the southern Ohio border.  Turns out, that this very thing, however unbelievable and far fetched, is absolutely, 100% true. I reached out on a whim to the Ohio State… Continue reading Boys! Boys! Boys!