Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Birthday! One Year of Blogging

It's time to celebrate!  That's right, this blog is officially one year old today!

Thanks to all the readers that continue to visit this site!  I hope everyone has found it helpful because I know I've learned a few things along the way as I research topics.

Comments on posts are always welcome, as are suggestions and questions for future topics.  If you know someone that might be interested, you can always "like" this post it to your Facebook account, "+1" to share it with your circles on Google, re-tweet it on Twitter, or just copy the URL and send it in an email.  The more the merrier!

This last year consisted of a total of 70 posts, equally an average posting once every 5.2 days and there were a total of 4,267 views, averaging 11.6 views per day!

Assuming nothing comes about from the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21st, I look forward to  more postings in the next year!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

More, more, more......City Directories

I'm pleased to announce the addition of more scanned images of historical city directories for Poplar Bluff!  These are in addition to the 1906 and 1908 city directories I blogged about last month. (See previous post.)  City directories are great resources for tracing your family between the decennial Census years by pinning them down in a specific location.

The scanned images are of photocopies made several years ago to allow continued access to the information.  The originals are to fragile to be handled and are literally in pieces which you will notice in some images because they are at an angle, overlap, or are in reversed order (the left page is on the right and the right page on the left) but don't let that deter you, the information is still there and useful!

One other note, depending on your Internet connection, the files may take some time to load as the PDF file sizes range from 6-20 megabytes.