29 November 2009
Randy Seaver has come up with a quick and easy way to have some Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Here are the directions to this week's mission:
1) Go to http://www.myheritage.com/ - you don't have to be a registered member to use this feature. Click on the "Celebrities and Fun" tab.
2) Click on the "Celebrity Collage" tab, and then on the "Create my Collage" button.
3) Upload a photograph with your face (or another person's face) to the site (the face must be at least 100 x 100 pixels) and click on the "Run face recognition" button.
4) Select a collage template, and the faces (up to 8) to go into the collage template. Click on "Next" and "Preview" your template, which should bring up the template for you to review. You could click on "Save" and it would go off to your selected social networking site.
Well I have to tell you that I have been told I look like Barbara Eden, Ashley Judd and Gidget but not the celebrities this program came up with. While I am pleased as punch and extremely flattered, I find it highly unlikely I'll ever be mistaken for Raquel Welch.
17 November 2009
What's Past is Prologue
Life From The Roots
AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
16 November 2009
The 83rd Carnival of Genealogy
What the COG Means To Me
That's right I'm over at the Graveyard Rabbit Association. I write a column (disguised as rabbit, of course) for the Graveyard Rabbit Journal where I educate you - in, uhmm , well, graveyardy- cemetery things.
Like for instance, I'll bet that you never, ever in your wildest dreams thought a headstone could be cleaned like THIS .
Oh yeah, I have you hooked now, don't I!
14 November 2009
There are two people that I am long overdue in thanking for going above and beyond the wild blue yonder.
Gary Deen in Des Moines County, Iowa is a shirttail relative of mine who has on numerous occasions gone to the State Library and obtained family records for me. He never asks for anything in return (although I have begged him to let me return the favors). Gary is the webmaster of the Des Moines County Genealogy Society website and has done a top notch job of redesigning the site recently.
Ginger Smith in Raleigh, North Carolina went way, way, far away out of her way to obtain estate files and wills for me at the North Carolina State Archives not too long ago. Knowing that I was practically salivating, waiting to see one in particular - she scanned and emailed it to me so I wouldn't have to wait for the mailman to deliver it with the rest of the papers. Ginger is the author of Genealogy By Ginger blog , GenealogybyGinger Weblog and The Smith and Fox Family Blog.
07 November 2009
06 November 2009
That's right it is time once again to take a walk on the wild side. Time to let your hair down and get your groove on. Time to. . . er, wait a minute. What day is today? Friday you say?
05 November 2009
My father and grandmother
02 November 2009
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