Tag: History

News - from the past & the present

Alabama has many immigrants from Scotland – here is where they came from [maps & pics]

[There is a strong presence of Scottish ancestors in Alabama. This is probably the reason why] THE HIGHLAND SCOTS ELEMENT IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Our parents came up with many natural ways to solve household problems like the ones below….

Household tips from the past "Fire Extinguishers: Throw baking soda on blaze. It smothers the fire by generating carbonic acid gas which envelops the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY – Her premonition was correct, she never saw her Alabama home again – moving to Oklahoma in 1900

MEMORIES OF THE MOVE TO OKLAHOMA INDIAN TERRITORY written by Guy Davis from his memories as a boy of 11 years Submitted by Martha…

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PATRON + MONDAY MUSINGS: Yes! These research problems always seem to apply to me – Do you have more to add to the list?

MURPHY'S LAWS OF FAMILY RESEARCH Your great-grandfather's obituary states that he died, leaving no issue of record The town clerk you wrote to in…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – The missing or lost sock dilemma seems to have been around for ages according to this 1890s story

Evidently, there was a problem with personal clothing and garments being lost in the 1890s just as there is today. They seem to have…