The 1940 US Census is Coming

Until I got an account for my mom, I was fairly tepid on the subject of genealogy. She had done a fair bit of shoe-leather genealogy, finding the usual array of birth and death certificates, marriage licences, arrest reports, trial transcripts, and … well, let’s just leave that there. Anyway, Ancestry is an amazing piece of work, [Read More...]

The Museum of Celebrity Leftovers


Future archaeologist excavating the area around Kingsand, in Cornwall, England will have long and heated arguments about the strange religious beliefs of the culture that built The Old Boatstore, and raised a strange and much disputed shrine to the leftover foodstuffs of a mysterious pantheon of long-forgotten gods. They will marvel at odd glass reliquaries that once housed treasured items, [Read More...]