Category Archives: Post Reponses

LGBT Genealogy

National Coming Out Day was last week, a day set aside to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people encouragement and space to come out of the closet to their friends, colleagues, or family.  And one such “coming out” rang out loud and proud in the genealogy community, despite being completely unsurprising to anyone who’d met the geneablogger extraordinaire.

There is far more gay-ness in family trees than many genealogists are likely to admit or even realize.  We study vital records Continue reading LGBT Genealogy

An Exercise in Secondary Sources

A little birdy mentioned that Marian over at Marian’s Roots and Rambles had published a Genealogy Skills Challenge: Secondary Sources.  Her challenge was to take a paragraph from Haunted Heritage by Michael Norman and Beth Scott, and try to confirm it’s information with secondary sources, reminding the reader:

Secondary sources may or may not be accurate.

What’s interesting about this particular challenge is not only that it relates to Connecticut, which is why it was brought to my attention, but also because it gives a fair number of avenues for further research Continue reading An Exercise in Secondary Sources