We had a GREAT speaker for September – our very own 2nd Vice-President and Pioneer Trails editor, Mary Taylor. Mary’s topic was “History vs. Genealogy”.
Mary encouraged everyone to look at the events that shaped an ancestor life – wars, weather events, religion, epidemics, economic depressions, etc. She reminded us to use newspapers and journals from the time and place that your ancestor lived to bring life to his/her story. I have heard another speaker refer to this as putting “flesh on the bones.”