Sunday, February 28, 2016

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #4: White House Occupations and Occupants

Podcast #4 is in honor of President's Day. We present White House Occupations and Occupants.

White House. Bain News Service. LOC via Flckr

The following websites were covered in the podcast. 

FindMyPast database of information dealing with the Royal Staff in England: link for Record Group 59
“Letters of Application and Recommendation During Presidential Administrations, 1797-1877” – On microfilm at various NARA facilities (including Pacific Region, Riverside)   

To learn about navigating the NARA website and discover which films are at which facility, go to

Kennedy Library link for papers by Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy’s personal secretary:

The White House Cookbook, a work from 1887 from Mrs. F.L. Gillette is available from  Project Gutenberg 

“Our White House” is a website companion to the book and includes some White House recipes, information about the kitchen and menus. 

Book by mother and daughter Lillian Rogers Parks, Frances Spatz Leighton: My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House 

The Social Secretary Job can be found on the White House History website

Story of Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 on White House History

First Ladies websites:

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