Monthly Archives: March 2014

YouTube – Is it really all that useful of a research tool?

YouTube is a very well known and popular website boasting a whopping over 1 billion unique visitors a month.  It provides an excellent form of entertainment providing everything from viral videos of the Harlem Shake to full documentaries.  When it … Continue reading

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New Jersey’s Most Famous Forgotten Politician

The state of New Jersey has a known connection to both Presidents Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson.  After these two well-known figures of national importance to American history, not much is known about another man who should rank high on New Jersey’s list of … Continue reading

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Memorializing the Lost’s War

“Armed neutrality is ineffectual enough at best… it is likely only to produce what it was meant to prevent; it is practically certain to draw us into the war without either the rights or the effectiveness of belligerents… the wrongs against … Continue reading

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Historic Property Databases Can Be Helpful To Research Too

Using the National Register of Historic Places for Research The National Register of Historic Places is a primary vehicle for identifying and protecting historic resources in the United States.  Established by the Historic Sites Act of 1935 and expanded by … Continue reading

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Mastodon Hunt

Remember when you were a child and the thought of dinosaurs roaming the Earth just made your mind explode.  The thought of how big a Brachiosaurus was in comparison to a bus and the thought of the most fearsome of … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Fail

Anybody could guess that historical research is hard.  I expected this project to be challenging but I didn’t realize that there is no correlation between time spent researching and success in finding useful information.  I am sure that my peers … Continue reading

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Sussex County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Making History

Cemeteries in the United States are generally funded by state and/or federal governments.  There is one exception to that general rule in the works right now in Sussex County New Jersey.  The Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery being built … Continue reading

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