Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 29

Flowering Trees at Dawn

Budding Dogwood in McDaniel Meadow

Flowering redbud and dogwood trees in McDaniel Meadow at Big Canoe. The weather is crisp, but the trees are a sure sign that spring is here. These photos were shot today just about dawn. Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights reserved.

Mar 26

Northern Magnolias


T’is “Cherry Blossom” season in DC and the blossoms are lovely. Mother nature is not being particularly kind, however, dishing out cool and windy weather. When we went into the National Archives yesterday morning it was close to freezing. We thought we might go to the Jefferson Memorial around 2 pm, but we decided to …

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Mar 21

Egg Coddlers

    When I first saw a coddler I was enchanted by the design. These are lovely porcelain cups with a screw-on lid in which one coddles eggs. I’ve found two sizes, one that will hold one egg and the other, two eggs. Unless, I just don’t shop enough or go to the right shops, …

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Mar 17

Georgia Archives threatened by House Budget

The following article was recently posted on the Friends of Georgia Archives & History website The Archives is already only open 3 days a week to the public. This bill in its current form would force it to close completely to the public. Please contact Georgia state senators asap about this! Remember that snail mail and …

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Mar 17

RootsTech 2011 Online Presentations

FamilySearch Press Release Relive RootsTech 2011 March 11, 2011 Popular Conference Makes Select Presentations Available for Free Online SALT LAKE CITY—If you missed the popular inaugural RootsTech 2011 conference, you can now at least get a sampling of what all the excitement was about. The wildly popular new technology and family history conference held last …

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Mar 14

Amicalola Falls

View from the Top of the Falls

Amicalola Falls is a Georgia State Park located in northwestern Dawson County. The park is delightful and today was a perfect day to visit. The only problem was that “everyone and his brother” converged on the park today. The wildflowers growing along the lower part of the falls are nearly always the first to display …

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Mar 09

RIGS Alliance Scheduled for Fort Worth

Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance

Jasper, Georgia (9 March 2011)—The Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance) will present a week-long workshop at the National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas (26-30 September 2011). RIGS Alliance workshops are designed for genealogists, historians, and librarians with a general genealogical or historical grounding who want to learn skills and techniques for researching original …

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Mar 09

Wordless Wednesday

Ashland, Oregon, 28 August 2010

Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved.

Mar 06

Surname Variations

FamilySearch has wonderful indexes and images that help many of us enhance our family history. I’ve seen a lot of interesting surname variations in my day. None-the-less I was a bit surprised at some I found via FamilySearch when searching birth records of Cook County, Illinois. My goal was to find birth record images for …

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