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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.”

 

 

Portraits of Wounded Soldiers from the Civil War

December 26, 2014 by Carl Rhodes | Post a Comment | Filed in The American Civil War

 

With a death toll estimated somewhere between 600k and 750k, the American Civil War was without a doubt the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. But even the soldiers who made it out alive didn’t always do so without sustaining serious injuries. . .

 

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

Biography of Joshua Rhodes, b 1823, London, Eng., of Pittsburgh, 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/joshua_rhodes.php