A Loving Legacy

 This post originally appeared in GeneaBlogie in May 2008.  The film, Loving, written and directed by Jeff Nichols and  starring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, goes into wide distribution on Friday, November 18, 2016. Mildred Delores Jeter, born in 1939 or 1940, grew up in Central Point, near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia. It was …

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The 1890 Census Time Machine: Could 21st Century Tech Replicate the 1890 Population Schedules?

 I really enjoy learning about the Census Bureau and its processes.  So I was especially fond of Michael Hait’s “Anatomy” series and his other articles about the U.S. census back in 2009.  After reading this census oriented post, I started musing about the 1890 census. Here’s a “re-deux” of a piece published in GeneaBlogie in …

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Our Veteran Household

Before 1976, women in the Army were segregated into their own branch known as “WAC” which stood for Women’s Army Corps. All WAC officers were trained at Fort McClellan, Alabama. The women’s training center was later moved to Fort Lee, Virginia. Penny thus was one of the last of the WACs. When the Army integrated …

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