Monday, May 14, 2018

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #52: Railroads

Railway Station-Stanmore. NSW Archives via Flickr
Podcast #52 is about railroads. Gena and Jean talk about railroads and their history. Do you have railroading ancestors? Gena has 4 generations of  railroad employees in her family tree.



Barnhart, Robert K. (Ed.) Chambers Dictionary of Etymology. New York: Chambers, 2003.

Funk, Charles Earle. Heavens to Betsy & Other Curious Sayings. New York: Harper & Row, 1955.

Garrison, Webb B. Why You Say it: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 700 Everyday Words and Phrases. New York: Abingdon Press, 1955.

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Basic history
John F. Stover, The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American Railroads, New York: Routledge, 1999.

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

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