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How Close Is That Post Office?

If your ancestor lived near the county line‚ his “post office address” might have been in the neighboring county. Members of my Rampley family lived in Hancock County‚ Illinois’ Walker Township‚ yet for a time in the late 1800s and early 1900s‚ their post office address was “Loraine‚ Illinois” in neighboring Adams County.  Always keep […]

 

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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