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There are individuals all across the United States who donate their private property to be enjoyed as a public greenspace. Some donations are ambitious projects consisting of thousands of acres that become recreational areas. Others are corner lots, usually referred to as tot lots. There are conservation and preservation areas, city parks, and county parks -- Greenspace Genealogy is their story.

As a professional genealogist, I am inspired to share these stories. I have been a contributor to Genealogy Weekly for years and anticipate continuing that relationship. But, every time I share even one of these stories, people ask for more.

 Editorial Calendar
(subject to change without notice)
Volume 1, Issue 12
Publication Date:
March 19, 2010
Yucca House National Monument, donated by Henry Van Kleeck and dedicated as a national monument by Pres. Woodrow Wilson. Learn more about who Henry Van Kleeck was, along with the story of this national treasuer.    $$
Volume 1, Issue 11
Publication Date:
March 12, 2010
Foothills Heritage Farm, Inc., a historic farm dating back to 1778 when John Dyer settled there, has been donated for the educational benefit of the regional school children. Located in Wilkes County, NC. We'll take a look at how the property became known as the Hubbard Farm and the role the Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust played in its preservation.    $$
Volume 1, Issue 10
Publication Date:
March 5, 2010
Felton Little Park in Auburn, AL, was donated by Felton Little. Originally it was called Auburn Park before being renamed several years later. Who was Felton Litte?  $$
Volume 1, Issue 9
Publication Date:
February 26, 2010
Peek's Park in Cedartown, GA was donated by Confederate soldier Captain J.A. Peek. In this issue, we take a peak at Peek and the park he made possible for all to enjoy.  $$
Volume 1, Issue 8
Publication Date:
February 19, 2010
McBryde Garden, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai, Hawaii, traces its history back to Judge Duncan McBryde who formed the McBryde Sugar Company in 1899.    $$
Volume 1, Issue 7
Publication Date:
February 12, 2010
Leesvylania State Park in Prince William County, VA, donated by philanthoropist Daniel Ludwig. Henry Lee III, a/k/a "Light Horse Harry," was born here at Leesylvania Plantation in Colonial America. This Revolutionary War hero later became the father the Confederate General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame.     $$
Volume 1, Issue 6
Publication Date:
February 5, 2010
Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY, donated by Mrs. William Bayard Cutting and Mrs. Olivia (Cutting) James " to provide an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty; and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting." In this issue, we'll explore the family history of this very special historic site.    $$
Volume 1, Issue 5
Publication Date:
January 29, 2010
Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, CT, donated by James W. Beardsley, a neighbor of P. T. Barnum who exercised his circus animals in the neighborhood.    $$
Volume 1, Issue 4
Publication Date:
January 22, 2010
Fort Lane Park donated by W. A. Whitcomb in Geneva, Seminole County, FL. Fort Lane was a supply depot during the Second Seminole Indian War, 1837-1842.  $$  
Volume 1, Issue 3
Publication Date:
January 15, 2010
Margaret Guzy Pothole Wetlands Land and Water Reserve in Shelby County, IL. The basic story is available online at the Mother Nature Network. In this issue of Greenspace Genealogy, we look into Margaret Guzy's international heritage and explore her family history.  $$   
Volume 1, Issue 2
Publication Date:
January 8, 2010
Anna Blenkiron Tot Lot - Pekin, IL Learn about the Philander Chase connection; also read about The Compleat Genealogy Database: Religious Affiliations  $$   
Volume 1, Issue 1
January 1, 2010
What Is Greenspace Genealogy?  available online without subscription   (published; available for free)
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