Genealogy and the Brand New You – Part Deux

Genealogy and the Brand New You – Part Deux

I wrote a recent post about creating your Brand which you can read about here. I had so many questions about the post, that I decided to do a follow-up and call it Part Deux…in French, because everyone knows when you say things in French it is more classy…I speak fluent Japanese, but if I said Part Ni, you would all just go ‘Huh,’ so I went with the class instead.In the first post I went over the why’s of creating a purposeful brand of you. This post I will discuss more of the how’s.Dee asked a good question in her comment on that post. She asked, ‘what you do if you have more than one brand?’ This a great question! Which allows me to clear this up better…You are your Brand – that is one Brand. Now you may have different avenues of focus or products or skills that you offer, but it all comes under the Brand of You.For an example, let’s say that you are:a transitional genealogist (currently doing you own research, but plan to turn professional at some point)have a genealogy blogyou may Continue reading

Preserving the War of 1812 Pensions

What’s the big deal about preserving the War of 1812’s Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files? It is rich in genealogical information. Often this is where you find the wives maiden name and who here parents were and where she was born. The War of 1812 helped to solidify the United States as a nation. Our  sense of nationalism and who we were as a country was molded by this conflict.Immigrants from many nations now became land owners as they received compensation for their war efforts. Owning their own destiny.Soldiers and sailors fought and died for our nation. Their stories, their valor should be honored and remembered.courtesy of FGS.orgMany of my ancestors were veterans of the War of 1812, so of course I am interested in preserving and digitizing these records. But, what about all the Americans who came after the fight, whose ancestors were not involved in the war? Why should they contribute? I could remind them they still reap the reward of those who fought and died to Continue reading