Hope you have a Wand-derful and Magical Halloween!!!
30 October 2008
Choose a photograph of an ancestor, relative, yourself, or an orphan photograph that is the epitome of Oh, Baby! and bring it to the carnival. Admission is free with every photograph!Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!
Deadline for submission is midnight (PT)10 November, 2008.
Use the handy submission form provided by Blog Carnival.
So blogging has been put on the back burner while I have caught up on errands and well yes, just enjoying driving again!
Having got that out of my system, I am back!
26 October 2008
I contacted the family and relayed all the suggestions made. They are going to contact the church cemetery to inquire about burial records and when the headstone was erected.
Our plan of attacking this problem will all depend on the information we get from the church.
I will keep you posted on this unusual, but certainly not unique problem.
23 October 2008
The picture above perfectly depicts my mood right now! I have a problem and am at a loss of where to go to try and reconcile this mess.
John Wesley Ragan - b. 14 August 1839 and d. 10 April 1915 in Alabama
Mary Jane Sistler Ragan (wife) - b. 17 May 1841 and d. 23 October 1884 in Alabama
The death dates for John and Mary are 99% certain. The dates come from their headstone which is located in Centre, Cherokee County, Alabama at the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Their shared headstone is the tallest one in the cemetery, you can’t miss it. I have seen the photo with my very own eyes and these are absolutely the dates inscribed on the headstone.
Their children are:
Martha b. 1862 m. John Graham
Sarah b. 1866 m. Wiley Jackson
Leander b. 1873 m. Mary Frances Wood
Marcus Lafayette b. 1878 m. Frances Formby
Nettie b. 1879 m. John Parker
John Daniel b. 1883 m. Carrie Ann Woodall
Let’s start with the family in the 1880 census -
RAGAN, Wesley age 40
RAGAN, Mary J. , age 40
RAGAN, Martha, age 17
RAGAN, Sarah E., age 13
RAGAN, Leander, age 8
RAGAN, Marcus, age 6
RAGAN, Nettie, age 1
Everyone born in Alabama
Are you with me so far? THEN…..
1900 US CENSUS, ALABAMA, CHEROKEE COUNTY, PRECINCT NO. 8, BALL PLAY, page 100 (stamped), sheet 5A (penned), household #73
RAGAN, Jno W., age 60, married 39 years
RAGAN, Mary J., age 59, married 39 years
RAGAN, Lafayette, age 26
RAGAN, Nettie, age 21
AKINS, Ruthie, age 19
RAGAN, Jas. D., age 19
Son Leander (from 1880 census) is on page 99 (stamped), sheet 4A (penned), household #61
Daughter Sarah E. is off in Texas married to Wiley Jackson
Again, everyone born in Alabama.
The family from 1880 and the family from 1900 are the same family wouldn’t you agree?
Do you see the problem I am having with this yet?
How can Mary Jane be enumerated in the 1900 census when she died in 1884?????
1910 US CENSUS, ALABAMA, CHEROKEE COUNTY, COLMA, PRECINCT 1, page 98, sheet 10B (penned), household #175
RAGAN, Fayet, age 35
RAGAN, Imo F., age 21
RAGAN, Edron M., age 3
RAGAN, Willis H., age 10/12
RAGAN, John W., age 70, widowed
The 1900 census clearly states that the marriage is the first for both John and Mary and that they have been married for 39 years. The family produced a marriage record for me verifying that they were married in January 1862. The census also says that Mary had 7 children, 6 of whom are still living. This also is correct. There was a child born between Sarah in 1866 and Leander in 1873 who died as an infant.
I must be missing something, but I'll be damned if I know what it is.
22 October 2008
21 October 2008
Now that the Carnival has been posted, I am to reveal whether My story is fact or fiction. I am pleased to tell you that it is absolutely true!
In a newspaper article - "Circumstances Surrounding The Death And Burial Of Edward Boone, Brother Of Famed Frontier Explorer", by Edna Talbott Whitley, The Kentuckian-Citizen, December 12, 1958 - it tells us of over 30 men who went with Daniel Boone the day after his brother's death to bury his body on the site he was killed. Several of these men gave depositions to attest to this fact and can be found in the Draper Manuscripts.
But, the primary source document for Edward Boone’s reburial in the Rockbridge Graveyard is a manuscript taken by 19th Century historian Lyman Draper. In an interview, held about 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, William T. Wilson, native of Bourbon County, Kentucky and son of Capt. Henry Wilson [my 5th great grandfather], describes the event to Draper.
Wilson, according to Draper, was "long familiar" with the Boone Creek area. Wilson was in a position to know about Elder Thomas reburying Edward Boone. Wilson's brother, Lewis Wilson, married Elder Richard Thomas’s daughter, Sarah A. Thomas. This makes William T. Wilson either a primary source (eye witness to the event) or a very credible secondary source.
[Lewis Wilson and Sarah Anderson Thomas are my 4th great grandparents]
In the interview, Wilson draws a plat locating the Rockbridge Baptist Church in relation to Boone Creek and describes what happened:
"Millersburg, Ky is some 8 miles below the mouth of Boone’s Creek – a half mile yet higher up the creek to the spring where Edward Boone was buried. The Upper Blue Licks are about 15 miles from Boone’s Lick & the Lower Blue Licks about 20 miles distant. About 1827, the bones of Edward Boone became exposed to view where they were buried, in the road, by the washing of water, near the bank of the creek & close to the spring, & the Rev. Richard Thomas had them removed and reinterred a mile off in the Rockbridge Baptist Church Yard."
17 October 2008
ABOUT THE POLKA
According to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the polka originated in Bohemia around 1830 as a round-dance, and became popular throughout Europe and in America in the course of the 19th century. The name "polka" is derived from Czech words for "field" or "half;" in other interpretations the name relates to the Czech term for a Polish girl, "polska," in reference to the krakowiak dance-songs which the Bohemians adopted for their polkas. It is interesting to note that the word "Polka" means "Polish woman" in Polish.
15 October 2008
***10 Years Ago I........
Was just turning 40
Was 10 pounds lighter
Was still working at a paying job
Wasn't having as much fun as I am having now!
***5 Things on Today's To-Do List......
1. Write in Blog
2. Write report for DAR board meeting on Friday
3. Remember dentist appointment tomorrow
4. Make myself go to grocery store
5. Think about cleaning out garage
***5 Snacks I Enjoy........
***5 Places I Have Lived......
1. Burbank, California
2. San Antonio, Texas
3. Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
4. Nice, France
5. Stockton, California
***5 Jobs I Have Had.....
1. Dancer-ercise Instructor at a women's gym
2. Cleaned Office Buildings at Night
3. Sales Clerk in the Hosiery Department
5. Domestic Goddess
***5 Blogs I tag to play.....
1. Brenda Dougall Merriman
2. Mark Tucker at ThinkGenealogy
3. Colleen at Orations of OMcHodoy
4. Kathy Brady-Blake at Kathy's Genealogy Blog
5. T. K. at Before My Time
So, me and my bright ideas are in deep once again. Donna over at What's Past is Prologue announced that October is Polish-American Heritage month. She then issued a challenge to complete at least item on her list of ways to celebrate being Polish. Having Polish blood running through your veins was not a requirement.
Being the kind of girl I am, I of course wanted to participate (What? Have a party without me?). Thinking that I would pick the easiest thing on the list, I decided I would learn how to Polka. Some of the other choices were to learn Polish, read a historical novel about Poland, etc and I just didn't think that I would have time for those tasks.
I thought to myself, how hard can this be? I'll just locate a Polish Polka instructor in the yellow pages and take a lesson and show the film at eleven. Well, let me tell you something I'll bet you did not know. There are no Polish Polka instructors listed in the yellow pages for all of Northern California. None - Zip - Nada- Zero . I did however find a few authentic Polish Polka Bands. Can you believe that no amount of money in the world would entice them to teach me the Polka? Obviously I sounded just like a crazed blonde who knows she only has 14 more days to learn how to Polka!
Man oh Man, what was I thinking?
I have been sharing with you my research of my SIL’s (sister-in-law) family. The education I have received from this research is priceless. All of her ancestors are German Jewish in origin coming from Bavaria or Hesse Darmstadt. Most all arriving in the United States between 1840 and 1850. I have taken you to Portland, Oregon and New York City with my research and today San Francisco, California.
SIL’s 2nd great grandfather is David Nathan Walter. From the information on his U. S. Passport application, David Nathan Walter was born 24 August 1837 in Rickendorf, Bavaria, Germany. He came to the United States in April 1848 to San Francisco via New York City. He was naturalized on 1 November 1860 in the U.S. Circuit Court, Northern District of California.
Jacob Smith Walter
Clarence R. Walter
Herbert D. Walter
David Walter went into business with his 2 brothers and formed the D. N. & E. Walter & Co. I found this entry in the 1867 Pacific Coast Business Directory:
D. N. Walter
Location: 303 & 305 California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Occupation: D. N. & E. Walter, carpet importers
Business was good for the Walter family. Here is a photo of the Walter home at the north east corner of Sacramento Street and Van Ness, San Francisco, California about 1887.
I located David Walter‘s obituary in “The San Francisco Call”, Sunday, March 4th, 1900, Page 23
D.N. WALTER, WELL-KNOWN MERCHANT PASSES AWAY Prominent Citizen Dies at His Van Ness Avenue Residence, Surrounded by His Family.
David N. Walter, a well-known business man, president of the D. N. &E. Walter & Co. (Incorporated), wholesale dealers in carpets and upholstery at 523 Market street, died last night at his residence, 1700 Van Ness Avenue.
David N. Walter has for many years been a prominent member of commercial circles of this city and a well known-figure in many societies. He was known as
a charitable and public-spirited citizen, always devoted to the best interests of the community.
Deceased leaves a widow, two sons, Clarence R. and Herbert D., and two daughters,
Mrs. Moses Heller and Mrs. Abe Mertief.
The Interment will be at Home of Peace Cemetery on Monday morning. Deceased was a native of Germany, 62 years of age. The entire family was present at his bedside when he passed away.
14 October 2008
Usually when you document your sources, you use footnotes to show exactly where each piece of information came from. You give a Works Cited list, but don't show the actual source for each bit of information.
MICHAEL DELANEY and the WINTERBOTTOM SISTERS - LILLIE and ABIGAIL
Michael Delaney is the eldest child of my 3rd great grandparents Daniel Derondo Delaney and Ellen Collins. Daniel and Ellen were born in Ireland. Daniel in County Kerry and Ellen in County Cork. They were married 3 December 1849 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Buttevant County Cork, Ireland. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaney’s arrived at the Port of New York on 8 January 1851 aboard the “Elizabeth Bentley”. By September of that year they had made their way North to Lockport, Niagara County where Michael was born 3 September 1851.
Daniel was a stone mason but upon arrival in America, he found himself a contractor to the railroads. Daniel had a team of men that graded the land where the new tracks were going to be laid. He must have been a hard worker and good at his job. The New York Central Railroad line from Lockport, south west along the southern shore of Lake Erie to Cleveland, Ohio and south west even more to St. Louis Missouri, lines up neatly with the Delaney family’s migration westward.
In 1862 the Delaney’s are in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri where Daniel enlists in the Union Army. In 1867 the Delaney’s are in Lawrence, Kansas where Daniel once again takes up contract work for the railroad, this time for the Central Branch Missouri Pacific Railroad.
The family migrated north to Waterville, Marshall County, Kansas where we find Michael Delaney is now 19 years old. Michael worked alongside his father in railroad construction until the line was completed in Waterville in 1879. Daniel and Ellen decided to move south to Elk County, Kansas. Michael and a younger brother George, elected to stay in Marshall County. George went north about 35 miles to the town of Axtell.
In 1879 Michael purchased a mercantile store from J. E. Peters. He owned and operated this store until he sold it in 1907.
On 29 April 1880 in Waterville Township, Michael married local school teacher Lillie Winterbottom, the daughter of Daniel and Matilda Winterbottom. Michael and Lillian had three sons: Frederick George Delaney born 1 April 1881, Daniel Derondo Delaney born 27 August 1886 and Carl Andrew Delaney born 7 August 1888.All three boys moved to Taloga, Dewey County, Oklahoma and all three worked as bankers for the 1st National Bank. A first cousin to their mother, J. W. Thompson, was the president of the 1st National Bank and of Citizens National Bank. In 1917, all three boys registered for the draft during World War I. All three were shipped overseas to serve their country. Only two of them returned. Daniel Derondo Delaney was killed in action in February of 1918. His widow Maud and son Roger Delaney survived him. Daniel was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Waterville. Frederick came back to his job as a banker and married Daisy Hbare. They relocated to Ventura, California and had three children: Fred George Delaney, Mary A. Delaney and Lillian Patricia Delaney. Frederick died in Ventura, California 7 April 1965 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Waterville. Carl married Ethel Florence Mc Elhaney and moved to Paradise, Butte County, California where they had one son Carl Roderick Delaney. Carl died 29 August 1976 in Paradise and was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Waterville.Lillian died on 31 May 1893 and Michael remarried to her sister Abigail Winterbottom on 25 June 1895. Michael was an active member of the community, as the following list will confirm:*Appointed Postmaster of Waterville 1888 - 1893 and again 1897-1913*Elected as Mayor of Waterville and served two terms*President of the Waterville School Board for seventeen years*Chairman of the Waterville Township Central Republican Committee for twenty years during which time he also served as a delegate to district and state republican conventions.*Vice president of Citizens State Bank*Served as treasurer for the Riverside Cemetery Association*Served as treasurer for Sutton Lodge No. 85*Served as a member of the City Council of Waterville*Supreme Treasurer of the Triple Tie Benefit Association for fourteen years*A member of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows*A member of The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for 55 years*First President of Waterville Telephone Company*Member of the Modern Woodmen of America*Organized the construction of the new City Hall in Waterville*Member of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Michael died 1 May 1938 in Waterville and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
 . Daniel D. Delaney (Pvt. , Co. E, 7th Reg., Missouri Calvary, Civil War), Invalid Pension File No. 202.017, Civil War and Later Pension Files, Department of Veteran Affairs, Record Group 15, National Archives, Washington DC
 Parish Register, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Buttevant, County Cork, Ireland
 “The Famine Immigrants, Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York 1846-1851“, Glazier, Ira A., Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland 1985, pp. 493-494  “The Waterville Telegraph”, Waterville, Marshall County, Kansas, Thursday, May 5, 1938, Section A, p. 12, Obituary for Michael Delaney
 Pension file of Daniel Delaney
 Obituary of Michael Delaney
 1870 U.S. Census, Kansas, Marshall County, Waterville Township, Barrett Post Office, page 28 (penned), Daniel Delaney household #209, dwelling #213
 . “Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons”, Standard Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1912, pp. 502-503
 . “A History of Marshall County, Kansas - It‘s People, Industries and Institutions”, Forter, Emma, B F. Bowen and Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1917, pp. 201-202, 368-369, 415
 “A Pictorial and Family History of Waterville, Kansas”, Bicentennial Committee of 1796, pp. 247-249
 . “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918“, digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), Fred George Delaney, serial no., 21, order no. 587, Draft Board 7
 “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918“, digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), Daniel Derondo Delaney. Serial no. 45, order no. 7652
 . “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918“, digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), Carl Andrew Delaney, serial no. 1223, order no. 15, Draft Board 31
 1910 U.S. Census, Oklahoma, Dewey County, Taloga, page 367 (stamped), sheet 15A (penned), Fred G. Delaney household & dwelling #81
 “An Affair With The Past, From the Otoes to the Astronauts”, Guise, Byron and Eulalia, Marysville, Kansas, 1987
 Delaney Family Headstone Photos, Riverview Cemetery, Waterville Township, Marshall County, Kansas, photos in possession of author
 . “The Ventura County Star”, Ventura, California, 8 April 1967, Obituary of Frederick Delaney
 1930 U.S. Census, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Assembly District 37, Block 497, page 107 (stamped), sheet 13A (penned), 809 Highlands Avenue, Fred G. Delaney household & dwelling #223
 California Birth Index, online database ancestry.com
 Obituary of Frederick Delaney
 Delaney Family headstone photos
 “The Paradise Post”, Paradise, Butte County, California, 3 September 1976, Obituary of Carl Delaney
 California Death Index, online database ancestry.com
 Obituary of Carl Delaney
 Delaney Family headstone photos
 “The Waterville Telegraph”, Waterville, Marshall County, Kansas, Friday, June 9, 1893, p. 3, Obituary for Lillie W. Delaney
 Obituary of Michael Delaney
 “A History of Marshall County, Kansas”
 Obituary of Michael Delaney
 “A History of Marshall County, Kansas”
 Obituary of Michael Delaney
 “A History of Marshall County, Kansas”
 Obituary of Michael Delaney
 Delaney Family headstone photos
Other Sources Used:
1930 US Census, Kansas, Marshall County, Waterville Township, sheet 7B (penned), Michael Delaney household #230, dwelling #224
1920 US Census, Kansas, Marshall County, Waterville Township, sheet 10B (penned), Michael Delaney household #153, dwelling #1491880 US Census, Kansas, Marshall County, Waterville Township, sheet 10B, Michael Delaney household #110, dwelling #107
1885 Kansas State Census, Marshall County, Waterville Township, pg. 10, line 21, Michael Delaney household
1900 US Census, Kansas, Marshall County, Waterville Township, p. 245 (stamped), sheet 4A (penned), Michael Delaney household #96, dwelling #99
1895 Kansas State Census, Marshall County, Waterville Township, p. 17, line 1, Michael Delaney household
1910 US Census, Kansas, Marshall County, Waterville Township, sheet 11B (penned), Michael Delaney household #138, dwelling #137
1905 Kansas State Census, Marshall County, Waterville Township, p. 9, line 1, Michael Delaney household
1915 Kansas State Census, Marshall County, Waterville Township, p. 2, line 18, Michael Delaney household
11 October 2008
The Bones of the Brother of Daniel Boone
The date is 6 October 1780, Daniel Boone and his brother Edward were returning from a hunting and salt making trip in the Blue Licks when they stopped at a creek to let their horses cool and graze. Daniel decided to go off and hunt while Edward stayed with the horses.
As Edward sat alone beneath a buckeye tree, a group of Shawnee warriors sneaked up shot him. Hearing the shots, Daniel looked back in horror and saw the Indians standing over Edward’s dead body. Spotting Daniel off in the distance, the Indians released their dog. Daniel brought down the animal with a shot from his rifle and managed to escape back to Boone Station.
Edward’s daughter, Sarah Boone Hunter, in a letter to Lyman Draper, said, "My father was killed 40 miles from the Station. He was stabbed in 7 places; his fingers were horribly cut with the Indian’s knife. He was scalped and part of his clothing were taken off. I think his coat and pantaloons."
Daniel and a group of men from Boone Station arrived at the creek the next morning. Finding Edward’s body horrible mutilated, they buried him near the bank of the creek where he fell. The creek, from that time on, became known as "Boone Creek" in honor of Edward.
Forty-seven years later, in 1827, water at Boone Creek washed up some of Edward’s bones. Elder Richard Thomas, pastor of the nearby Rockbridge Baptist Church, collected the remains and had them re-interred approximately 1 mile away in his church graveyard.
RICHARD THOMAS III
Richard Thomas III is my 5th great grandfather. I am very proud of this particular ancestor of mine. Richard served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain Lytle's Company in Colonel William Taylor's North Carolina Regiment. He was discharged in June, 1778, at Valley Forge, after having served General George Washington himself. Richard's brother, General Philemon Thomas, was the commanding general who took Baton Rouge in the War of 1812.
Richard Thomas was born 19 October 1758 in Orange County, North Carolina to Richard Thomas II and Frances Hawkins. On 19 November 1794, Richard married Elizabeth Bowles, the daughter of Jesse Bowles and Hannah Perkins.
Richard wrote an article for the "Western Citizen" on 30 April 1825 at the height of the controversy between the Old and New Court of Appeals.
Some Reflections of Affairs on the Present State of Government
by an Old Soldier of the Revolutionary War of 1776
I served four campaigns in that war, am now in the 66th year of my age and have nothing to fear on my own account - yet my sympathies are engaged for my children, my brethren, and my country. Every energy of my mind runs out in desire that minorities and majorities shall possess equal rights, that no power shall rest in the hands of a majority to trample on the rights of any. That power lodged anywhere to trample the rights of others is tyranny. I have conscientiously expressed my belief as to where the master spirits of the store are endeavoring to bring us in the following sheets: To establish Tyranny among us and destroy our present Republican Government and believing that there are thousands now led astray, who are honest and firm republicans in heart I entreat you for your own sakes, and that of your children, reflect before it is too late. With the warmest feelings and sincere wishes for the prosperity of my country I remain a sincere friend to equal liberty and rights.
10 October 2008
For the 58th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy the powers that be have come up with a great idea. Bloggers will write a story (with the Halloween theme in mind) about or including one of their ancestors. The twist? The story can be real or it can be complete fiction. Readers will need to guess if the story is true or not.
The Deadline For Eerie Tales Submissions Is October 15, 2008. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using the carnival submission form
Aaron Meier had a son, Abraham. Abraham Meier married Wilhelmina Eising. Wilhelmina's mother is Augusta Caroline Blun. Augusta has a sister Rosalie Ida Blun. Are you with me here? Rosalie Ida Blun is SIL's 2nd great grand aunt and here the story begins.
OK, OK back to the story.....
Rosalie Ida and Isidor were both immigrants to the United States who believed in and prospered from the "American Dream". They gave financially and physically of themselves to endless charities. One that was very near and dear to them was The Educational Alliance of New York - an organization that instructed Jewish immigrants in the need to be responsible citizens. The alliance taught vocational training as well as American history, geography and the English language. They were members of the best circles of Jewish Society in New York City.
The couple had been married for 41 years at the time of the disaster. They raised six children together, and were almost inseparable. On the rare occasion that they were apart, they wrote each other every day. They even celebrated their birthdays on the same day -February 6th.
Having shared the same birthday, it is only fitting that they left the world on the same day.
06 October 2008
Her 2nd great grandfather is Aaron Meier. Aaron was born 22 May 1831 in Ellerstadt, Bavaria. Aaron immigrated in 1855 to Downieville, California where 2 of his brothers (Julius and Emanuel) had settled before him. He soon moved north to a plot of land in Wilsonville, Oregon and he began selling merchandise from a pack in the rural areas south of Portland.
So Aaron took his inheritance and open another store, a dry goods establishment located on Front Street between Yamhill and Taylor. On one of his trips to San Francisco to purchase stock for the store, he met Emil and Sigmund Frank. He brought them up to Portland to work as clerks in his store. In 1873, Emil Frank became a partner of Aaron Meier and the signs were changed to Meier & Frank.
In 1882 a fire destroyed the establishment and Aaron lost everything. Aaron Meier refused to give up. They somehow rebuilt the store, making it bigger and better than ever before.
Aaron and Jeannette had 2 other children - Abraham Meier (my sister-in-law's great grandfather) and Julius Meier.
In 1900 Abraham took the helm of the business. Abe’s younger brother Julius became the store manager and actually guided the store’s growth. Julius Meier had a great deal of influence in civic and political circles and was elected Governor of Oregon in 1930 as an independent—the first Jewish Governor of the state.
I have had such a blast pouring over society pages of the Portland newspaper of the time. On ancestry.com, we were delighted to see passport applications (some even had photos) as well as ship passenger lists. Over at genealogybank.com I found an abundance of newspaper articles and obituaries on the Meier family. At heritagequest.com, it seemed that every book about the history of Portland, Oregon has some mention of her Meier family.
01 October 2008
I have attended this event at the State Archives for the past 3 years and each time it has been different. This year promises to be even bigger and better than last year. I am really interested in the presentation to be given in their Preservation Lab as well as the open forum for Frustrated Genealogists! I'll be there, what about you?
Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi: Part 1. ROUNDUP at HILL COUNTY: Getting to Know You: Overture, Act 1, Scenes 1 - 15
Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi: Part 1. ROUNDUP at HILL COUNTY: Getting to Know You: Overture, Act 2, Scenes 16 - 30
Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi: Part 1. ROUNDUP at HILL COUNTY: Getting to Know You: Overture, Act 1, Scenes 31 - 42; Finale and Reprise.
Donna Pointkouski over at What's Past Is Prologue is celebrating Polish-American Heritage month by hosting a festival of Polish Heritage and has issued a challenge to complete one or more of the tasks on her list. Not Polish you say? Well neither am I but I plan to participate anyway. On the list is : Learn how to Polka!
OK so I have 30 days to find a Polish Polka instructor, learn the dance and write all about it. What? I am sure that this is do-able. Now where did I put the yellow pages...