ShoeString Genealogy Stories
- Cry Uncle
My genealogy field trips to Alvarado and Kilgore, Texas, on Memorial Day, 1992.
- Still Polking Around
Further genealogy research in Oklahoma City for my POLK family.
Everyone of us has a chrysalis from which to emerge.
- Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
I come from a family of devoted servants. As I contemplate my ancestors, a simple hymn always comes to mind — "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief."
Wool made East Anglia prosperous and, indeed, the entire country, by exporting to Bruges and elsewhere in Flanders, packs and sacks of raw wool.
- Leather Trade
To make leather there must be beasts and their attendants: Shepherds, Shephards, Cowherds, Cowards, Goater, Goatcher.
- Elizabeth Percy
In the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries marriage amongst the Upper and Middle classes was not so much a matter of personal attraction but more a matter of ownership of property and of money.