By Alice Plouchard Stelzer
The dictionary tells us that being invisible is being inconspicuous, unobtrusive, and unnoticeable. From a researcher’s point of view, tracing the life movements of invisible women creates many challenges. In the Preface to Notable American Women, editors Janet and Edward James said, “Biographies of women, especially little-known ones, pose special problems of research and interpretation. For women’s lives generally, documentation tends to be [...]
I have two projects right now. Well, I have a lot more than 2, but these are on the top of the literal paper stack. The first are my son’s applications to high school. It’s a huge undertaking; one I frankly wasn’t prepared for. We live in a large city, one with many, many options for education. That’s both good and bad. We’ve scheduled tours, testing, shadow days, auditions, you name it. And it only makes me wonder how much crazier this will be in 4 more years when he’s ready for college [...]
Thanks to Kiki Corbin for sharing one of our first genealogy tidbits.
“I have traced my Corbin family back to the 1400’s after many years of research. I was only able to trace my Angelakis family back 4 generations, which also took many years. Now I’d like to know more about these people, what they did, why the women in England died so young, what they believed in… all the important things about them. None of the sites I used have any [...]