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The State Capitals: Minnesota

Saint Paul (usually spelled St Paul) is the state capital of Minnesota. It has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. European settlement had humble beginnings in the area, but the city...

The State Capitals: Michigan

Lansing is the state capital of Michigan. It started as what was considered an insignificant settlement in the backwoods of Michigan, and almost unbelievably became its state capital in a slick move...

The 1880 US Federal Census: A Closer Look

The 1880 US census was the first of its kind in several ways. The most important is that it was the first to ask a number of highly detailed questions about each individual person who was enumerated...

The State Capitals: Maine

Augusta is the capital city of the state of Maine. It has a long and interesting history going back thousands of years. It continues to be a dynamic and important city today. Here is what you need to...

Tracing Your Pioneer Ancestors

Do you have pioneer ancestry? What is pioneer ancestry, anyway, since most explorers can be referred to as pioneers? Here is what is unique about American pioneer ancestry, and how you can find your...

Do You Have a Cajun Surname?

Do you have a Cajun surname? Did you know that finding out the origin and meaning of your surname can help you understand more about your genealogy on that side of the family tree? It can. Here’s...

The State Capitals: Kentucky

Frankfort is the capital of the state of Kentucky. While it is not the best known of the state capitals, it is just as important as the others, and plays a large role in the state and national...

American Folklore: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the nation’s capital city, and it has some truly intriguing folklore that goes along with it. From the supernatural to conspiracy theories involving everything from the Illuminati...

The State Capitals: Iowa

Des Moines is the capital of the state of Iowa. It has a long history of habitation by Native Americans going back thousands of years, and there are clear and numerous archaeological sites that the...

American Folklore: Wyoming

Wyoming is a very large state, land-wise, but is the least populous people-wise in the United States. It has many fascinating geographical structures and a long history of Native American habitation...

The State Capitals: Indiana

Indianapolis is the state capital of Indiana. It was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before the first European settlers showed up, and became part of the United States when the...

American Folklore: Wisconsin

Wisconsin has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. At that time, it has racked up plenty of folklore tales of its own. Some are ancient tales, and some are more modern, but all are...

American Folklore: West Virginia

West Virginia used to be part of Virginia, but its unique geography and culture made it an ideal candidate to be its own state. It received this gift in 1863, and has been the epitome of rural...

The State Capitals: Illinois

The city of Springfield, Illinois is the capital city of that state. It was not the first capital, but the third. Yet, it came to be the most important city in the state, besides Chicago. Here is the...

American Folklore: Virginia

Virginia has a long history of human habitation, going back thousands of years. It was also the location of the first permanent British settlement in North America and was one of the original...

State Capitals: Idaho

Boise is the capital of Idaho. While its Native American population has lived there for thousands of years, its origins and history are murky. French fur trappers were there early on in European...

American Folklore: Vermont

Vermont was the first state to join the union that was not one of the original thirteen colonies. It has a history of human habitation going back thousands of years with Native American tribes, plus...

The State Capitals: Georgia

The capital of the state of Georgia is Atlanta. It is a large city today, with a current population of almost half a million. This makes it the thirty-seventh most populous state in the nation, and...

A Closer Look at Prickett’s Fort State Park

Prickett’s Fort State Park is a wonderful historical resource to the state of West Virginia. It not only shows how life was like for English settlers on the West Virginian frontier in the 1700’s, it...

American Folklore: Utah

Utah came to the attention of European explorers late in the exploration game in North America. No European was interested in settling there until the 1800s because of its desert climate, though it...

A Closer Look at the 1800 US Federal Census

The 1800 US federal census was the second of its kind taken in the brand new United States. John Adams was US President at the time, and was only our second one. The Louisiana Purchase hadn’t even...

The State Capitals: Florida

Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida, and it has a rich and interesting history. As a Native American settlement for thousands of years, it eventually became part of a Spanish colony, and then...

American Folklore: Texas

Texas has a long and storied history of human habitation. Native American tribes of too many names to count, some long lost to history, have lived there, as have the Spanish, French, Mexicans, and...

American Folklore: Tennessee

Tennessee has had a long history of human habitation, going back at least 12,000 years. Most of that history is unknown, lost to the mists of time. However, plenty of its more recent history has been...

The 1820 US Federal Census — A Closer Look

The 1820 US federal census is the last one to not use pre-printed forms. Because enumerators often drew their own columns, it can sometimes be challenging to interpret the results of this census...

American Folklore: South Dakota

South Dakota is a large state with a small population. Being mostly rural, there are a lot of wide, open spaces there, as well as heavily forested ones. Its long history with Native Americans, and...