Category: History

Mary E. (Kirkendall) Hagenbuch 1915 5

Mary E. (Kirkendall) Hagenbuch, Teacher

The following article, research, and information was completed by Norma Kay (Penman) Hurter about her grandmother, Mary E. (Kirkendall) Hagenbuch. Previously, Norma Kay has contributed other articles about her family including one about her...

Detail of an illustration of an newly cleared American farm by Patrick Campbell, 1793. Credit: Library.yale.edu 1

Homestead Economics: Introduction

How did Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1715, d. 1785), his immediate family, and his descendants make a living in the 18th and early 19th centuries? Today, we develop skills, find jobs, and build careers in...

Donald Reaser Home Fire 1980 Detail 4

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Printed newspapers are a dying form of communication. A year or so ago, Linda and I stopped purchasing the Harrisburg newspaper. I hadn’t looked through it for years and Linda was getting it so...

1950 Census Enumerator Virginia Detail 4

First Thoughts on the 1950 Census

April 1, 2022 marked an important occasion for genealogists—and, no, it had nothing to do with April Fools’ Day! On this day, family historians celebrated the release of the 1950 United States Census records,...