“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I […]Read More Mapping My Ancestors: The Kings of Rhode Island
I have sworn to produce more and consume less in 2013; write more, research less; read more books and fewer status updates. I have stumbled a bit in the last week, as I prepared for the Family History Writing Challenge. Determined to set a rich social context for my protaganist, Ira Sayles, I returned to […]Read More Surname Saturday: Old Family Histories – Gospel or Clue?