How to play the old Oregon Trail video game on your computer

oregon trail in green letters

Do you have fond memories of playing Oregon Trail on ancient computers? Re-capture that joy by playing the game for FREE on your Windows computer, using just a few simple steps!

Updated: added easy ways to play online (with any computer) at the Internet Archive.

Newcomer's guide to the USG IT conference at Rock Eagle

Rock Eagle logoIs this your first year attending the USG IT conference at Rock Eagle? Get some "secret" tips that will make your conference a great experience. To get a general idea of how the conference is organized, peruse the 2015 agenda (also available as a 2015 PDF schedule). And then read on for registration and parking maps, packing tips, social media links, and more! (Updated for 2015)

Estate of James Hedges of Ohio, 1854-1858

header of estate papers An abstract of basic facts, as well as links to the estate records for General James Hedges of Mansfield, Richland, Ohio (United States), from 1854 through 1858. I have another blog post that gives an abstract and transcript of James' will.

Profile of Henry C. Hedges of Mansfield from historical Ohio book in 1891

start of henry's entry in book Profile of Henry C. Hedges of Mansfield (with helpful details about extended family, including General James) from historical Ohio book in 1891.

James Hedges of Ohio in Army registers, 1812-1815

example army register entry listing James as a Captain in 1814The federal military career of James Hedges (Mansfield, Richland, Ohio) in the War of 1812, as given in United States Army register lists. James was in the regular army and not in the state militia, though he may have been in the militia after the War of 1812.

Obituary of Goodman Lazarus from News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) in 1945

header of obituary from newspaper Obituary for Goodman Lazarus in the News & Observer newspaper of Raleigh, North Carolina from 1945.