Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

The National Portrait Gallery blog has a very interesting post about the Bache Silhouette Book: In the 1920s, Alice Van Leer Carrick, the pioneering authority on American silhouettes, came upon an album kept by William Bache (1771–1845) as a record of his work and expressed her delight in “turning the pages of this century-old treasure-trove …

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The topic for the upcoming Carnival of Genealogy is the Family Language…Does your family use words and phrases that no one else knows or understands? Where did they come from? Did you ever try to explain your “family language” to outsiders? Tell a story about your family-coined words, phrases, or nicknames. (This will be a …

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