As a born Kansan (6 generations ), might I brag that the original Pledge of Allegiance came from Cherryvale, Montgomery County, Kansas, close to Coffeyville.
Origin of This Sublime Salute to the Stars and Stripes.
Originally posted 29 Jan 2010 at What Is Genealogy?Genealogy is more than cold dates and endless hours of research. It is more than who was born, who was married and who died. It is more than who a family was, and more than what they did or where they lived. Through the study of the names, dates, migrations, census information and DNA, the cold dates become milestones in the life of someone connected to us. The births of the past become as momentous as a birth today, the marriages, jobs, and setbacks as poignant. It is not only discovering a history but also uncovering a human journey. It allows for a grand perspective and realization that we will be the birth dates, marriage dates, and death dates of a future generation. We will be the nameless faces that stare from a faded picture. And so Genealogy becomes our future. By honoring our past we teach our children to honor theirs. When we honor the struggles and triumphs of our fathers and mothers, we honor the struggles of all families at all times in all places. John Brandt,2007
|RG 75, Registers of Indian Families ca.1901-1902, Book 78|
|RG75, Winnebago Agency, Annuity Payrolls, 1857-1926|
|Office of Archives, Archdiocese of New Orleans: African American Research|
|Ethnic geography map of New Orleans c. 1850 to c. 1910|