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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Having brought up Google.com first, surprise it was not usgenweb.org. I went through free web sites to find information on Kentucky.
Remember that each state can follow this basic format for research. Tennesse, and other interior States, broke off of the coastal states. So follow the lineage back to England for very early data.
Kentucky was taken from Virginia, where Tennessee was formed from North Carolina.
If you try usgenweb.org and find almost nothing for that state of county within that state please go to the archives for that state and pull up the data that was so freely shared with researchers since the early 1990's.
Kentucky was the first state to create such a site, other states soon followed. Some are very active yet today. Sad to say some are falling away with neglect and that should never happen to volunteers research efforts.
Prior to usgenweb.org, we had Rootsweb. Thanks Brian L. Still using this site, everyone should exhaust the free sites before running to the paid sites.
Here in, is a list of my first used sites for Kentucky.
1. I vary between google.com and usgenweb.org and Rootsweb.
This comes from knowledge of the sites and what I am looking for.
Kentucky Co. was to the south and westward of
a line beginning on the Ohio at the mouth of the Great Sandy Creek and running up the same and the main, or northeasterly, branch thereof to the Great Laurel Ridge of Cumberland Mt. then south westerly along the said Mountain to the line of North Carolina.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
It was on two channels in San Diego, CA.
I find this beyond comprehension. Anyone smart enough to run heavy equipment has enough brains to know not to do this. This company needs to come in fix and repair and apologize with funds for all the damage done.
Having attempted to get current data via google it did not show up but we saw it on tv, large yellow heavy duty equipment running over the graves like they did not exist.
Here is link to the cemetery. It is really not real old like many.
Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, CA | Yelp
Articles about Riverside National Cemetery - Los Angeles Times
National Cemetery Service - Assistance for Veterans & Families
Riverside National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration
Why is there nothing in the San Diego Newspaper or others?
This did happen we watched it on TV.
This is here because many of the genealogy people I work with are military and military retired.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Watch here and there will be information for you to learn and share prior to the meeting.
I also hope all those that were ill last meeting have recovered and be able to attend.
Be safe in the rain if it materializes, and safer on the roads.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Having been there a few years ago, for three hours, it just wet the appetite.
UpFront with NGS: National Genealogical Society Research Trip to Fort Wayne, IN 20–23 August 2014
Registration is now open for the NGS research trip to the Allen County Public Library in
Major difference in Fees before 2 June and after.
Was disappointed to see it was only double occupancy. I wanted to bring two friends and maybe we could make it a foursome. Niece lives just north of this facility.
May contact them and ask about that like at Burbank Jamboree.
Anyone interested in going east for this event?
Contact me if you want.
Monday, February 17, 2014
There are timelines that should depict the history of the area the ancestor lived in to help acclimate yourself to their environment. You can make it yourself. Yes, You CAN.
There are timelines that show the movement of the family, again you make them yourself.
Break this data out of your files and make it independent so you can see what you may be missing.
One of the neatest I saw years ago was in a set of Encyclopedia's at the Lemon Grove Library.
They dealt with the weather and it's affect on the new settlers. Alas, they gave them away when they
remodeled the old Library some years ago.
It talked in one instance about a ship attempting to land at the port. A storm came up and shoved the ship back out to sea, not once but three times. In the time of the non landing there were four deaths and they were sent over the side and never set foot on the new land. Most books never mention this.
One year there was a horrid blizzard much like this winter, where they were fearing the farming, agriculture people would all freeze to death. The irony of this was it was the people in NYC and other major cities that relied on: the milk man, the vegetable man, the meat man and their carts to come by and the storm was so bad no one could maneuver on the streets and hundreds died in the apartments because they were not prepared for the lack of street service. No Firewood, no coal, no heat, they died of cold and hunger both young and old. I have never forgotten reading that story to my attendees and sharing what the book had for pictures of the snow and the ice.
Rural people knew there was no one but themselves to take care of them so they prepared for the situation. Those in the cities and large towns relied on others that could not assist them.
I love the Boy Scout Motto: "BE PREPARED".
Believing this motto is still true today, we must dig each kernel of knowledge with diligence and patience and breaking each thing down. Separate the sentences in the Will or Probate Record or Deed.
This should be a fun hands on experience for all those whom attend. Learning something new each time this project is done, it should really be fun. Do the same for reports in Newspapers, church bulletin's, school papers and records.
Technically there is little that one can not make into a timeline.
Suggest you bring a document with you. If not I will find some for you. More fun to do your own and find new clues.
See you Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, Lemon Grove Library 6 pm til 8 pm
3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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