Today in History

On this day in 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first radio address to the nation, which were later termed fireside chats.[1] This first fireside chat was conducted on March 12, eight days post his inauguration.[2] This was during the United States' "...lowest point of the Great Depression,..." when twenty-five to thirty-three percent of the workforce was out of employment.[3] FDR broadcast this chat from within the White House and went on to broadcast th

Happy International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD), a worldwide holiday, annually celebrated March 8, has its earliest origins reaching back to February 28, 1909, when there was what has been recorded as a 'National Women's Day" celebrated in New York City. (New Yorkers alway do it first).[1] Poster from a 1975 Women's Day march in London.[2] International Women's Day is celebrated..."to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in t


Genealogy is so very many things, especially to different people. However, for those who may just beginning their journey or are curious to learn more about this field, I will provide the definitions as given by Merriam-Webster: "1 : an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms. 2 : regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor (see progenitor sense 1) or older form : pedigree. 3 : the study of