Daily Archives: 7 February, 2019

Profile of the Day: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Happy birthday to Laura Ingalls Wilder! The beloved author was born on this day in 1867 in a long cabin in the Big Woods region of Wisconsin. Wilder was the second of five children born to Charles Phillip Ingalls and Caroline Lake Quiner. Through her father, Wilder was a descendant of the Delano family, the same ancestral family of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who is her fifth cousin once removed. Roosevelt was not her only connection to… Read the full story

Did Smallpox Affect Your NYC Family?

A good reason to learn about historical events that could have affected your family tree is illustrated with little-known smallpox raid in the Italian neighborhood in East Harlem in New York City during a week in February 1901 (118 years ago). A major raid to remove any of the residents with any symptom of smallpox […]