Sunday, November 12, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #41: Education Week

What's your education history? What about your family?  Jean and Gena explore education in this week's podcast.



Mahajan, Sanjoy. “Were Colonial Americans More Literate than Americans Today?” Freaknomics blog , 1 September 2011.

Roser, Max & Esteban Ortiz-Ospina. “Literacy Rates around the World from the 15th Century to Present – Our World in Data, with Data from Various Sources.” Our World in Data: Literacy. On-line graph at , ca. 2012. (Great overviewof the changes over time . . . extensive research on world literacy.)

Snyder, Tom (Ed.). “Literacy from 1870to 1970.” National Center for Education Statistics. (Excerpts from Chapter 1 of 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait, 1993). On-line at .

Wikipedia - Normal School
Wikipedia - Common School 

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bon Voyage 2017!

Used with permission. 

Gena and Jean are packing up and getting ready to head for the Long Beach port and Carnival's Imagination cruise ship for the Genealogy Journey's 3rd annual cruise! Before we set sail, we want to thank everyone who has made this educational cruise possible including our sponsors, guests, and other supporters. Check out our sponsor's websites by clicking their logo on the right-hand side of this page.

Stay tuned for future cruise news!

Bon Voyage!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #40: Origins, Traditions, & Superstitions of Hallowe’en

Hallowe'en Greeting. New York Public Library

It's time to look at Halloween and other Fall traditions.


May Day


Jack Tales

Hallowe’en – traditions, history

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #39: – Native American Day

The 2nd Monday in October is Native American Day and today's podcast takes a look at the historic movement of different tribes. Then in part 2 (available by subscription) we discuss some of the repositories for various records, problems accessing information, and the records that are available online or through the National Archives.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tribes and involvements in historical events
Iroquois Confederacy:
Native Americans in the American Revolution:
(Calloway article) Indians; and the War for Independence:
Native Americans & The American Revolution:
Native Americans’ Role in American Revolution:
Stories from the Revolution (Calloway):

Civil War:
Alexandria, VA:
Native Americans in the Civil War:

Trail of Tears:

Repositories and Records
National Archives & Records Administration,

American Indian Records Repository (AIRR), Kansas,
AIRR, Great Plains Region,

Dawes Rolls (info):