Your Ancestor’s Handwriting

If you believe that something can be learned by handwriting analysis, then you might want to read this article, What the graphoanalyst saw, Handwriting offers clues to personality, by Amanda Cuda, in the Connecticut Post Online. It looks at a lady, Irene Lambert, that analyzes handwriting, and one thing I found interesting was that they apply it to genealogy, to help develop a personality of your ancestors.

Yesterday’s News (Star Tribune, MN)

The Star Tribune (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota) has a new blog/site up and running, called “Yesterday’s News“. Basically the Star Tribune digs back into its archives over the past 130 years and posts a few items every week It maybe of interest to genealogists doing research concerning Minnesota, although what is posted every week does not have any rhyme or reason (they do take suggestions). Think of it as a quick peak at the past in an easy to access format.

Tell me a story (North Dakota Genealogy)

For those whose genealogy research includes North Dakota (or for those who live in North Dakota, where it’s probably already hit 20 below already), there is a good article in the Bismarck Tribune by Karen Herzog, Tell me a Story, concerning genealogy research in North Dakota. It also explains the Dakota Memories Oral History Project, which is being run by North Dakota State University, in their Germans from Russia Collection. It collects video interviews with those of German-Russian descent, and will eventually be documentary on PBS.

Excerpt from the article:

t’s the way of things: Kids close their ears when their parents start talking about their own childhood, rolling their eyes at those embarrassing and uncool stories about how tough they had it.

Only later, with adolescent contrariness outgrown, do they begin to pick up their ears and listen when someone starts a sentence with, “I remember …”

Only, sometimes, by then it’s too late. By the time it dawns on grown children that those once-unwanted old stories are their own history, their family legacy, the tellers have gone, taking their stories with them.

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