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The Watchdog: Bill is the editor and publisher of this quarterly publication which could be thought of as a "Consumer Reports" for Civil War era reproduction material culture. If you are curious to know who makes the most accurate reproductions of nineteenth century items, check out this site. If you like what you see, just print out the subscription order form to subscribe to the print version.
The Living History Society of Minnesota, Inc.: This is Glenna Jo's 'home' organization. They do good research, some of which is published in their quarterly journal, "The Spray of the Falls." They also support an amateur theatrical group specializing in mid 19th century theatrics, "The MinneHaHa Players" an the "Minnesota and Pacific Railroad", a wonderful 'home' for the civilian gentlemen of the organization. (If they like you, they *won't* try to sell you stock in their company.) The web site offers a variety of information about the organization as well as various aspects of mid 19th century civilian life.
City Gallery: Are you looking for more details on wider aspects of period photography, especially as it relates to genealogy? Then visit this site. It is an excellent resource, covering almost every aspects of ninteenth century photography, including bibliographies of books that focus on fashions in photographs. To find Bill's matrix on dating CdV's type in the word "matrix" in the site's search engine. If you are curious about the dates on some of your old photographs are, this a good place to start looking for answers.
American Museum of Photography: Our friend, Bill Becker, is a respected collector and photography historian. His page contains some wonderful images. He has also written an excellent one-man play about the famous 19th century photographer, Matthew Brady.
Our Family Tree Maker Genealogy Site: If you are curious about our ancestry or you think we might be related to you, stop by. We will alternate which of our two family trees are posted here by chance or request.
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This page was updated 30 October 2005