Fake News? Fact checking the Fact checkers (and the Internet)

You may have heard of information literacy, which is the fancy name for fact checking. Information literacy and fact checking skills are now more important than ever. Not only is there a need to fact check the so-called ‘fake news’, any entity that claims to be a fact checker must also be fact checked, for … Continue reading Fake News? Fact checking the Fact checkers (and the Internet)

Military Records: The Civil War, National Park Service and National Archives

Those who served in the 67th Regiment, New York Infantry (volunteer, union) in the American Civil War are indexed as derivative record. For example, the one for Vincent Valentine states that he was in company “C”, though his rank was not recorded. The original record is described as being located on film number M551 ROLL … Continue reading Military Records: The Civil War, National Park Service and National Archives

Italian immigrants to America: Northern vs. Southern California

Northern Italian immigrants settled in Northern California, and other coal and mineral mining towns. Southern Italian immigrants to the United States settled along the East coast of the United States, and Chicago. Italians also settled in other European countries, Canada, Africa, South America, Australia and New Zealand (Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2016). Northern Italians were of the first European settlers and pioneers of the American West. By 1890, there … Continue reading Italian immigrants to America: Northern vs. Southern California