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Skim is for Milk Not Genealogy

Do you read documents in their entirety or do you skim them over? Do you read the “important parts‚” skipping over what appears to be meaningless? Sometimes the biggest genealogical clues are buried in the boring legal tedium of a court document. Which can be easy to miss if you are only looking for the […]

 

American History

From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium

The word history comes from the Greek word historía which means to learn or know by inquiry. In the pieces that follow we encourage you to probe dispute dig deeper — inquire. History is not static. Its fluid. It changes and grows and becomes richer and more complex when any individual interacts with it.

Knowledge of history is empowering. An event is but the furthest ripple of an ever-expanding wave that May have started eddying outward hundreds of years ago. One who sees history is able to harness the power of that waves entire journey.

Finally the best history has at its foundation a story. A printer challenges a King and so is laid the foundation of the first amendment; a New Jersey miner finds gold in California and sets off a torrent of movement westward; a woman going home from work does not relinquish her seat and a Civil Rights movement explodes.

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