Friday, August 23, 2013

How Good Are Google Alerts?

I don't have an answer to this question, but I'll ask it anyway.

I have a Google alert set for the word "Trautvetter." I don't get too many results from Google on this search and most are for articles written by an author who focuses on the airline industry. What is interesting is that there were no results in Google for obituaries for a relative with that last name who died approximately a month ago. The death notice appeared in two online newspapers and on the website for the funeral home. None of my Google alerts mentioned any of these items.

Not that I expect Google to tell me when relatives die, but it would have been nice if the items had appeared in my "alerts." Why they didn't I don't know.

Thoughts are appreciated.

Culinary History Collection at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Culinary History Collection contains a wide variety of materials dating from the 19th century. Most of the materials are cookbooks, "housewife guides," and similar materials--but there are a few industrial arts books as well.

Neat place to learn a little about domestic life in the 1800s.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1922 DAR article "Independent Citizenship of Married Women."

One of our fans on Genealogy Tip of the Day shared this link and I thought it an article that others might be interested in as well from a DAR magazine in 1922 regarding the "Independent Citizenship of Married Women."