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Genealogy Quote ~ Carl Sandburg

Our October 2013 genealogy quote comes from author, Carl Sandburg (born 1878).

 Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg Genealogy Quote


Among Carl Sandburg’s countless authored books, were children’s favorites, Rootabaga Stories (1922) and Rootabaga Pigeons (1923). These are interesting titles since his quote below refers to genealogy roots.


Some interesting facts about Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was proclaimed as “a major prophet of civil rights in our time,” and was the first white man honored with the Silver Plaque Award from the NAACP.  

From Wikipedia:

“Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Sandburg ‘indubitably an American in every pulse-beat.’ . . . Sandburg was born in the three-room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg, Illinois, to parents of Swedish ancestry. At the age of thirteen he left school and began driving a milk wagon. From the age of about fourteen until he was seventeen or eighteen, he worked as a porter at the Union Hotel barbershop in Galesburg. After that he was on the milk route again for eighteen months. He then became a bricklayer and a farm laborer on the wheat plains of Kansas. After an interval spent at Lombard College in Galesburg, he became a hotel servant in Denver, then a coal-heaver in Omaha. He began his writing career as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News. Later he wrote poetry, history, biographies, novels, children’s literature, and film reviews. Sandburg also collected and edited books of ballads and folklore. He spent most of his life in the Midwest before moving to North Carolina.”

 Genealogy quote from Carl Sandburg

When a society or a civilization perishes, one condition can always be found. They forgot where they came from.

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True Miracles with Genealogy is Back!

I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since the last post on this True Miracles BACK AGAIN!with Genealogy blog! Moving out of State was more of a trial than expected. It’s good to be back, albeit at a slower pace because my own research has recently gone crazy.

Upcoming Genealogy Posts

Since genealogy contests proved popular last year, there will be more of those in coming months. Some wonderful prizes have already been offered. I’m hoping for more prize suggestions and lots of entries.

I have more great genealogy quotes to share, along with a fine story or two that will bring on those “aha” moments. And . . .

Something New

. . . a new category, which I hope many will find useful – reviews of genealogy-related products. Can’t wait to share some exciting and amazing tools that would have made our ancestors shake their heads in disbelief back in the day.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who joined this website during the past eighteen months and waited patiently (along with all the other subscribers) for more action. I hope to reward that patience as soon as possible.





True Miracles with Genealogy Global eBook Award Winner!

True Miracles with Genealogy Global eBook Award WinnerTrue Miracles with Genealogy Global eBook Award Winner!

True Miracles with Genealogy Volume Two is a Global eBook Award winner! This was the verdict at the second annual Global eBook Awards celebration organized by Dan Poynter at the University Club in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, California.

Marilu Henner, Jim Cox, Dan Poynter, Bill Frank

Saturday’s star-studded cast included keynoter actor/author Marilu Henner and Jim Cox of The Midwest Book Review. The Master of Ceremonies was radio-personality Bill Frank. This year’s Global eBook Awards ceremony was simulcast worldwide.

Global eBook excitement shared

Authors, family and friends packed the historic dining hall and shared the excitement as awards were announced both live and on the Internet. It was an opportunity to meet writers from all genres. I particularly enjoyed a serendipitous meeting with an amazing lady who also shared an English heritage. I’m grateful to Dan Poynter and his team for organizing such a splendid contest, the results of which are of great value to authors and readers worldwide.

Next year’s Global eBook Award winner?VOLUMES ONE AND TWO

True Miracles with Genealogy Volume Two won the Genealogy/Heritage/Ancestry Non-Fiction category. Volume One was a Finalist in 2011. Will Volume Three be written in time for next year’s awards and voted a 2013 Global eBook Award winner? Send me your stories and let’s see what happens.

Volume Two – Finalist in 2012 Global eBook Awards

Exciting news!

“True Miracles with Genealogy” Volume Two is a finalist in this year’s Global eBook Awards.

Volume Two - Finalist - Global eBook Awards 2012

On Bernice Bennett’s Talk Radio Show May 10

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I’m on Bernice Bennett’s talk radio show with Natonne Kemp and Sandra Taliaferro at on Thursday May 10 from 7-8pm MT, 8-9pm CT, 9-10pm ET.

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