Friday, December 13, 2013

Received at the Library

Members may be interested in reviewing the following journals recently added to our collection.

Family Chronicle is a consistently interesting magazine, and the Nov./Dec. issue is no exception.  The lead article "Wide-angle census searches" describes how rich the information in the 1940 census is, and how rewarding it is to research the neighborhood in which your family resided.  (The example used is New Haven, where I grew up -- anyone else??)  In "Forwarding addresses from the past" I learned that before 1863 there was no home delivery of mail in the US, and that the Post Office played a major role in lobbying for permanent and consistent street addresses.  If you are curious about old addresses you find in family papers, this article just might address (pun intended) your question.  A timely article chronicles the tradition of Christmas cards, which can often provide clues for the genealogist.  Other subjects covered in the issue are genealogical research in Wales and in the Netherlands, special collections in libraries and other institutions, dating old photos through fashion, and the history of diphtheria.

The National Genealogical Society Quarterly for Sept. 2013 has several articles detailing the solving of confusing identities, with such problems as common names, conflicting facts, and disappearances.

Carol Magenau, CCGS Librarian

1 comment:

  1. That is very interesting. I will have to look at it the next time I come in to the library.