Thursday, July 23, 2009


It's a cloudy day with a hint of rain and I spent some time browsing the Internet
for news about genealogy while I enjoyed my coffee. I found three stories of

Last week Terry Thornton sent out to some geneabloggers a link to a story by Ginger
about the destruction of an Indian mound in Oxford, Ala and urged us to help bring the
story to the attention of our readers and to write to the state and local officials
protesting this act. (My post is here.).Blogger Judith Richards Schubert of Genealogy
Traces recently received a reply from Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama. You can read
an article from the Anniston Star at this site and read the text of the reply
here on Judith's blog.

Ginger at Deep Fried Kudzu originally alerted Terry to the Oxford situation and she
wrote a letter to Sam's Club with some questions as to company's position on the
controversy (the dirt from the mound is being used as "filler" in the construction of a
new Sam's Club.) You can read their reply here and Ginger's opinion on it. I have
to say that it seems to be a fine display of corporate indifference couched in politeness.
(I'm not overly impressed with Gov. Riley's response to Judith, either.)

A recent ceremony involving the unmarked grave of a Revolutionary War veteran
in York Township, Michigan, has brought criticism from a local historian. Read about it
here at

Finally, some bad news for any of us with ancestors who lived in Haverhill, Ma and
might want to use the research facilities of the library special collections.

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