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.


RESOURCES

Literacy: https://ourworldindata.org/literacy/

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 https://ourworldindata.org/literacy/ , 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 https://nces.ed.gov/naal/lit_history.asp .

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 https://flic.kr/p/7bontz

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



Resources

May Day

http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-may-day
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Samhain

https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/celebrating-the-seasons/celebrating-samhain
http://www.newgrange.com/samhain.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

Jack Tales

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_(hero)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o%27-lantern
https://www.ibiblio.org/bawdy/folklore/tales.html

Hallowe’en – traditions, history

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
https://www.livescience.com/16677-halloween-superstitions-traditions.html
http://mentalfloss.com/article/58341/origins-15-spooky-halloween-traditions
http://www.holidayinsights.com/halloween/facts.htm

--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.


RESOURCES
Bureau of Indian Affairs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_of_Indian_Affairs
https://www.bia.gov/bia
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h3577.html http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/indians.htm
https://nativeamericanchurches.org/the-long-history-of-the-bureau-of-indian-affairs-attempt-to-eradicate-the-american-native-culture/
http://www.allgov.com/departments/department-of-the-interior/bureau-of-indian-affairs?agencyid=7244

Tribes and involvements in historical events
Iroquois Confederacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois
Native Americans in the American Revolution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Native_Americans_in_the_American_Revolution
(Calloway article) Indians; and the War for Independence: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/war-for-independence/essays/indians%E2%80%99-war-independence
Native Americans & The American Revolution: http://www.historywiz.com/nativesrevolution.html
Native Americans’ Role in American Revolution: https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/native-americans-role-american-revolution-choosing-sides
Stories from the Revolution (Calloway): https://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/american_indians.html

Civil War:
Alexandria, VA: https://www.alexandriava.gov/historic/fortward/default.aspx?id=40164
Native Americans in the Civil War: http://www.cowboysindians.com/2012/01/native-americans-in-the-civil-war/
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=411
https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/how-the-cherokee-fought-the-civil-war/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_American_Civil_War

Trail of Tears:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/books/review/Meacham-t.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
http://www.arkansasheritagetrails.com/tears/

Repositories and Records
National Archives & Records Administration, https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html

American Indian Records Repository (AIRR), Kansas, https://www.doi.gov/ost/records_mgmt/american-indian-records-repository
AIRR, Great Plains Region, https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/great-plains/office-trust-records-otr

Dawes Rolls (info): 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Rolls
https://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/dawes/tutorial/intro.html