The Great Obituary Hunt: A Genealogy Research Guide
Like all good detective work, genealogy research benefits from organization, patience, and procedure. One of many tools in the researchers toolbox is the obituary. Obituaries are small articles in a newspaper that offer a posthumous piece of the story of a person’s life. They can also be very useful to those who are researching genealogy, adding details that would otherwise be unknown. The names of relatives, location of birth, final resting place, occupation, religious affiliation…
25 Newspaper Headlines From the Past That Shaped History
This collection of newspaper headlines chronicles some of the most memorable events of the past, informing and shocking millions of readers in just a few words. Ultimately, these iconic events helped shaped the history of the world. H/T Pinterest
President John F. Kennedy's assassination
On this day, a Friday, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Chicago froze in horror, the moment sealed in memories people would carry for the rest of their lives. Office workers on their lunch hours when the news broke stood on the street, some too shocked to speak, some openly weeping. Crowds gathered around loudspeakers strung up in the Loop, listened to radios in hotel lobbies and watched television sets in restaurants and bars.
The Tragic Murder of David “Stringbean” Akeman
Today is the birthday of David “Stringbean” Akeman (1916-1973). Stringbean was one of the key performers on the syndicated country variety show Hee Haw from 1969 until his death in 1973…