Next Meeting

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Speaker: Joseph Manning
Topic: The Lewis Hine Project -- Tracking Down the Lives of Child Laborers

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Received at the Library

Members may be interested in reading further in these magazines received recently at the CCGS Library:

The lead article in Internet Genealogy for Dec./Jan. 2014 highlights the HEARTH website at Cornell University.  This offers context for our ancestors' stories with books and journals covering home economics and related disciplines for the period 1850-1950.  The cover story reviews the current crop of scanners, including portable and desktop models, phone apps, and even 3-D devices.  Maureen Taylor reviews the website Historypin, at which people add photographs at map locations worldwide.  Other articles cover note-taking software, case studies, plus sites relating to World War I veterans, Latin phrases for genealogists, and British record societies with online information.

In the Idaho Genealogical Society Quarterly for fall 2013 there is a moving account of an adopted Native American child (a "lost bird" adopted into a white family) who is eventually reunited with her birth family siblings.  An article on the "History of women miners in Idaho" shows that although a minority, women were an important presence in the mining industry both as spouses and in their own right.  We also learn about a short chapter in Wyatt Earp's life that took place in Idaho in the Coeur d'Alene-area gold rush for most of 1884.

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