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Kathleen Scarlett O'Hara Naylor
Worked at Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Attended Georgetown University
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Crowd-sourcing: Can anyone suggest any good quotes about oral histories?
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I'm hoping to start researching in the Poor Law Union records (Board of Guardians minutes) for the PLU my ancestors were from, in hopes of finding some mention of their families. Of course, there's no guarantee they'll be there, but which microfilm would you start with to have the best chance of finding them: the one that covers the 7 months prior to their emigration, or the one that covers the several years prior to that?
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I'm sorry Jane, like I said in my second comment, I haven't actually researched in these records yet, so I don't really know much more about them than what I read about them on the National Archives site. My impression is that the Board of Guardians for each PLU kept minutes of their meetings, many (but not all) of which survive. Perhaps once I have ordered the films and read the minutes, I will have a better idea of how to answer your questions.
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New post: I walk you through my plans to share some family interviews as Christmas gifts
I've been giving a lot of thought to how to give thoughtful, budget-conscious Christmas gifts to the 52 members of my maternal family this year. With a family like that (and a budget like mine), it can be quite the conundrum...
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I love the idea of including photos, too! I hadn't thought of it, but it's a great suggestion!
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New post: Music helps my toddler - and I - remember my late grandfather
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The leaves are turning, there's a chill in the air, and it's time to plan your Halloween costume!
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I remember being so impressed by the way little kids tried to help after 9/11. A couple of my neighbors, maybe 5 and 7, sold lemonade "for the people in the airplanes," they told me. It wasn't entirely clear how much they understood, but they knew they wanted to help. There was also a boy who sold candy as a fundraiser at soccer matches EVERY Sunday that entire season, long after most of us, even right in NY, had gone back to pretty normal daily life. 
 
"This is a copy that my daughter, Yuri (9), wrote to a fairy on the night she lost her tooth.

I asked her to look at her letter, and I found her feeling about the tragedy. It touched me to the heart and I thought many many kids felt and sympathized like this all over the world."

Among our permanent holdings are many letters, drawings, cards, and handcrafted gifts created by children after the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

So many of these items were sent to the September 11 Recovery Program--as a long-term temporary unit of the American Red Cross Disaster Services Red Cross that assisted families affected by the terrorist attacks--that archivists decided to keep a representative sample of the ephemera before sending them on to the intended recipients. 

These items now have a permanent home at the National Archives, including this request that the tooth fairy donate to needy New Yorkers. 

You can read the full blog post here: http://1.usa.gov/1JXOJ7V

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Very touching.
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New post: Musing on labeling photographs
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New post: analyzing my 2x great-mother's death certificate.
My 2x great-grandmother, Mary King, died on 5 November 1949 at the White Nursing Home in Brooklyn. This seems to have been a type of long-term care facility, and yet her "usual residence" is given as 505 Sixth Street, the Bro...
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If you need to make dead men tell tales, ask a genealogist!
A clever tote for the genealogist dedicated to making dead men tell tales. Perfect for carrying notebooks, laptops, digital cameras, mobile scanners, and other tools used to loosen dead men's lips. Particularly ideal for carrying supplies for cemetery research!
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Not-so-new post: My 9/11 recollections haven't changed much from previous years, but I've republished them in honor of the anniversary. 
[A version of this post originally appeared on September 11, 2011.] I've struggled with whether to blog about my memories of September 11, 2001, as suggested at Geneabloggers. It seems trite, somehow, a superficial way to tre...
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Thank you for sharing - it's hard to write about something that personal.
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Education
  • Georgetown University
    History; Italian, 2004 - 2008
  • George Washington University
    Museum Studies, 2008 - 2010
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  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
    Collections Manager and Registrar, 2011 - 2015
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May 31