Dear Diary: I Wasn’t Allowed in Canada

August 27, 1934 Dear Diary, I am sixteen years old and I just made the road trip from Bellingham, Washington to Sumas to cross the border at the Port of Huntingdon in British Columbia.  I had never been across the border before and have been working as a domestic (housekeeper) before I decided to make... Continue Reading →

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The Storm Took Me – A Recollection of the 1915 Galveston Hurricane

My name is Jane Angela Smith (née Dart) and I'm about to tell you my story. I lived a long life -- many of the victims of that horrible storm had barely begun their lives that were lost to the terrible disaster of mother nature in Galveston, Texas in August of 1915. But let us back... Continue Reading →

Tombstone Tuesday: Females First

Every single week here at The Hipster Historian we follow the blog prompt Tombstone Tuesday (originating from Genabloggers) and we've really enjoyed it -- see the past two weeks here and here. Why females? Most of the time when you find headstones, it tends to downplay the significance of the females in these worlds until... Continue Reading →

Tombstone Tuesday: Military (US) Edition

Tombstone Tuesday has quickly become my favorite genealogy prompt from the Geneablogger with Thomas MacAntee. Last week it was the first edition. I'm a sucker for cemeteries (I have well over 500+ photos of gravestones on my hard drive right now). Each week of Tombstone Tuesday, I'm going to feature different stories, ideas or facts about cemeteries,... Continue Reading →

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