Monthly Archives: August 2009

Manic Monday: Nicknames can make you crazy (if you’re a genealogist)

Sitting around on the dock this weekend, a group of us began discussing nicknames. Some examples in my genealogy: My great-great-grandfather went by “Reese” or “Reason”.  It took Mother a few years to find that his full name was William … Continue reading

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PR: The first radio commercial

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: FRIDAY, AUGUST 28: FIRST RADIO COMMERCIAL Profile America — Friday, August 28th. “This program is brought to you by” those words, … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Some heirlooms

Background: Mark’s Grandfather’s (Rex Logsdon) watch Foreground: Gold thimble and amber cameo I inherited from Great Aunt Libby

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Daily Reviewer Selects Crowe’s Nest

Crowe’s Nest by Elizabeth Powell Crowe Top genealogy blogs Thedailyreviewer says: Congratulations! Our selection committee compiled an exclusive list of the Top 100 genealogy Blogs, and yours was included!  Check it out at THANK YOU!

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Wordless Wednesday: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

KENNEDY, Edward Moore (Ted) – Biographical Information

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Tombstone Tuesday: Highlands, NC

On my vacation last week, my step-mother-in law took us on a quick tour of the cemetery near their home in Highlands, NC. Highlands is a town in Macon County, North Carolina.  Highlands is at latitude 35.052N, longitude -83.196W. It is in … Continue reading

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PRess Release: Swedish Records online.

Volunteers to Bring Historic Sweden Church Records Online 400 million names included in largest indexing effort to-date   FALKÖPING, Sweden—FamilySearch and Svensk Arkivinformation (SVAR), a division of the National Archives of Sweden, announced today the launch of the largest online … Continue reading

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PR: Uncovers a Bewitching Past for Harry Potter’s Emma Watson

Researchers Discover Star of Popular Movie Franchise Is Related to an Accused 16th-Century English Witch PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – July 30, 2009) – Actress Emma Watson, who plays an exceptionally talented witch and the best friend of Harry Potter in the … Continue reading

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MyHeritage adds maps

MYHERITAGE.COM ADDS MAPS TO ITS FAMILY HISTORY SUITE New version 4.0 of’s Family Tree Builder visualizes family history in colorful maps, and offers Family Chat™ in a new family toolbar London, England & Tel Aviv, Israel – August 13, … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: More from Harper Cemetery

More from Holley, Florida D Q Hurst CBM US COAST GUARRD World War II Mar 27 1907 Nov 19 1996 Click the photo for a larger image: This is another tombstone from the cemetery in Holley:    

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