What We Are Reading: September 5 Edition
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Student Holding Old BooksThere were several lessons to be learned at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference last week. Among them: Write it down! Whether it's writing about why you think that particular person is your third-great-grandfather or writing a timeline to organize your research, writing is crucial to everything we do in family history. It helps us in our research ? and it also makes for good reading for others! Here's what we've been reading this week: "The 200th Birthday of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, a Prominent Father of Confederation" on Library and Archives Canada Blog. Informative article about Cartier and his role in Canadian confederation. "Cemeteries Share Tales of Lafayette's Rich History," by Kathy Matter, on Lafayette Journal & Courier. Mark Griffin has studied the cemeteries of Tippecanoe County, Indiana and shares some of the things those cemeteries can teach about local history. "Family Reunion Book Awesomeness" on thegenealogygirl. She shares how she put together a small book for her family reunion. The result' Big hit! Could be a good idea for the upcoming holiday season. "In-depth Review of a Record Leads to a Genealogy Solution," by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, on Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. Lorine shows how learning more about the source itself can help you get more out of a record and even break down a brick wall. "Labor Day in Photos," by Wendy Littrell, on All My Branches. Have you thought about the occupations your ancestors had'