Archive for April, 2012

The 13th of April is my cousin Ione’s birthday. It is also the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who was born April 13th, 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia. The thoughts of birthdays and gifts brings to mind one of the more interesting stories about Zebulon Pike, my 4th great uncle. When he was just a Captain, […]


For all of us data geeks, this is a big event. From an Ancestry.com press release: The National Archives and Records Administration will open the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on April 2, 2012—the first time this collection will be made available to the public. I started looking into my family history in about 2008, so […]