Fall is officially here! (For those of you in the southern hemisphere: Spring is officially here!) Cooler temperatures and shorter days make it a great time to curl up with some good reading. Oh, who am I kidding ? it's always a great time for reading!
Here's some of what we've been reading this week:
"Coffee in the Civil War
," by Ashley Webb, on Emerging Civil War
. Think your morning cup of coffee is important' Read what it meant to Civil War soldiers.
"Disease in the Civil War
," by Family Sleuther, on Family Sleuther
. Civil War pension files can contain a wealth of information, including about the diseases that the men contracted while in the service.
"How and When Did World War II Officially Become World War II'
" by Dr. Greg Bradsher, on The Text Message
. Spoiler: It wasn't when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
"Sentimental Sunday: Roaring Twenties Graduation Photo
," by Marian Burk Wood, on Climbing My Family Tree
. The photo of Marian's grandmother is one of the neatest graduations photos I've seen in a long time.
"6 Things Every Writer Needs
," by Mom (Kassie Ritman), on Maybe Someone Should Write That Down
. Though not specific to genealogy, all of us can pick up some tips for writing about our ancestors.