I spent some time digging for more information on Adam and Ananias Wisner. I've been down this road before but sometimes a fresh look yields a new clue. No luck so far but I do hope to get what I do know posted soon in hopes that someone else has a piece of the puzzle I can use.
I don't know what happened to me with the letters. I really need to get some work done there! They should return next week.
After taking a holiday break, ScanFest returns tomorrow from 11-2 PST. Our hostess will be Miriam at AnceStories and I'm looking forward to chatting and getting some scanning done. If you've never joined in on the fun, read Miriam's post to learn more.
John Newmark shared his Weekly Picks at TransyvanianDutch and all but a couple were new to me!
At Genea-Musings I also found several interesting articles listed in Randy's Best of the Genea-Blogs.
Larry had another Five We Like: Another week of family history goodies at Passing It On.
At the Genealogy Insider, Diane posted her Genealogy News Corral.
Never before have I read a rant that was just delightful! The Two Kingdoms (A Cautionary Tale) by Steve Danko at Steve's Genealogy Blog tells of his frustration with FB. He has been locked out of his account and the powers that be continue to ignore his requests for help.
Another great piece by David Parmer, A Hero In The Hedgerows, has been posted at Orlando, West Virginia.
Nancy had a very nice tribute to her great-grandmother, Elizabeth, at My Ancestors and Me.
Chris at Statts Place said, "So we didn’t get what we came for, but what we got was far better, and even more irreplaceable, as it could only have ever happened once." Read more: Of Fiddles, Folklore and Family History.
Tipper has shared the 5th of the Civil War letters written by W.C. Penland at Blind Pig & The Acorn.
Anyone who is looking to get children interested in family history should read Diana's, What I Did On My Christmas Vacation at Random Relatives.
Sheri is looking for the Heller Brothers of San Francisco at The Educated Genealogist. In both Part 1 and Part 2 she shares some excellent resources. Does anyone else think it's funny that Sheri would be searching for Heller's?
At The Genealogy Gals, Judy wrote, The Sheep and the Tar Baby or A Woman’s Work is Never Done. A well written look at the trials her ancestor faced.
At Life From The Roots: Cemeteries and More, Part 1 and Part 2, Barbara gives some great tips on how to find cemeteries and how to follow up and get the information you need.
T.K. shared Wednesday Matinee: How Records Were Made (1942) at Before My Time.
Randy wrote, Using the Library of Congress "Chronicling America" Site and then followed up with some of his finds at Genea-Musings. John at TransylvanianDutch read that and followed with his post, Minnie Van Every and The Happyhammers. I have found some neat little tidbits like these for my husband's family. You never know what you'll find in old newpapers!
I'm not good at "cold calling" to contact distant realtives but it certainly worked out for Sharon at Kindred Footprints: How I Broke Thru The Wall.