All posts in category Historical Research

Genealogy and Biography Writing

My family’s genealogy consumed me for more than five years. What started as a simple question: just how are we related to Abraham Lincoln, blossomed into a passion. At one point my husband asked how long I was going to be stuck on this subject? “Only until we jump the ocean,” I explained. “I can’t […]

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Appreciating the National Parks with a Novel Series

My friend Karen Barnett launched a new “vintage” National Parks historical novel series this month. If you love history, national parks, romance and the surprising political events that touch the parks, you may enjoy her books. Barnett is certainly enthusiastic: “I’ve always had a passion for our national parks and for wilderness, and I actually […]

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Research Library–a Dangerous Spot?

A research library can be more dangerous than you think. I, for one, have felt my life potentially in danger while visiting three. Let this be a warning to you. Researchers may look nerdy and pale, but behind our flashing glasses we could be superheroes. Here are three tales. A Midwest Research Library. I spent […]

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Biddy Chambers’ Bible–A Scofield Reference

Biddy Chambers' Bible, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, www.michelleule.com, Oswald Chambers

Someone recently asked me about Biddy Chambers’ Bible. I’d forgotten all about it. (So you won’t find it discussed–her Bible–in Mrs. Oswald Chambers.) As it happens, I’ve seen Biddy’s Bible, paged through it, took photos and marveled, at Wheaton College‘s Special Collections Library. No surprise, she wore it out. What version was Biddy Chambers’ Bible? […]

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The Family’s Slides–and What to Do with Them

Sorting my family’s ancient slides took a few days to accomplish. My brother unearthed them from the attic and we were curious to know what was in them. The other brother bought a single slide viewer–no one had a projector anymore–and I went through the batch. Our slides were kept in a long box (not […]

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