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Eerie reconstructions show faces and diets of medieval men and women in Edinburgh graveyard

May 24, 2015 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in British History, General History

 

A five-year investigation into hundreds of bodies discovered at a former church graveyard in Edinburgh has revealed the look of medieval residents through forensic artwork.  The average height of the bodies – 5ft 1 for females, 5ft 5 for males – was noticeably shorter than the UK average at the time. The vast majority of them died before they reached their 30s, and a third were children, reflecting their susceptibility to disease and malnutrition.

 

19th Century Photo Types: A Breakdown to Help You Date Old Family Pictures

April 10, 2015 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Featured Old Photos, Genealogy Hints & Tips

 

If you’re a passionate family history buff like us, everyone from your mother to your Great Aunt Sally knows that they can pawn off boxes of old family photos for you to peruse to your heart’s content.Sifting through vintage photos can be a family historian’s dream, that is, until you find out that you just can’t seem to identify the time period in which certain photos were taken.

 

 

Old Photo Sunday for March 8, 2015

March 8, 2015 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Featured Old Photos

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Daguerreotype. Portrait of a man with a book and pen. From the Finnish Museum of Photography / Suomen valokuvataiteen museo. D1998:149/9.

Old Photo Sunday, for March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Featured Old Photos

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Encased daguerreotype of an unknown Woman ca, 1850s-1860s

9 Last Names on the Brink of Extinction

February 7, 2015 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Just for fun, Uncategorized

 

9 Last Names on the Brink of Extinction – MyHeritage
Is your last name Miracle, Tumbler or Villan? If so, you’re a dying breed! Just be happy you’re not a Bread or Spinster, otherwise you’d be presumed extinct!MyHeritage Articles

 

 

Music from the Island of Guernsey

January 17, 2015 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Uncategorized

One of my Rhodes ancestors came from the Island of Guernsey to Virginia in the 1600s. I have always interested finding out about the lands of our forefathers, and when my daughter sent me a link to this video I felt compelled to post it. The video is of hurdy gurdy player Clare Salaman, playing an old Guernesiaise folk tune.

Some Twisted History

January 17, 2015 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Just for fun
Part 1 – Young Person’s Guide to History on Adult Swim Video The trials of founding a new democracy, unique to the world, severely test founding father Thomas Jefferson. Also, he turns into a wolf.”

 

 

The Rebel Yell, for those who always wanted hear it

November 18, 2014 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in The American Civil War

Biography of Pleasant M. Rhodes, b. 1838 IL, of Woodson Co., KS

November 16, 2014 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Rhoades, Rhoads, Rhodes, Rhodus, Roads, de Rodes, Rodes Family Genealogy, What's New

Here is the link: http://rhodesfamily.org/pleasant_m_rhodes.php

Biography of S. O. Rhodes, b 1839, of Allegheny Co., PA

November 16, 2014 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in Rhoades, Rhoads, Rhodes, Rhodus, Roads, de Rodes, Rodes Family Genealogy, What's New

Here is the link: http://rhodesfamily.org/s_o_rhodes.php