Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29

Wordless Wednesday: Hong Kong Orchid

Hong Kong Orchid

Feb 26

Ahnentafel Numbers


Ahnentafel numbers are a precise number system that we use to number our direct ancestors on our pedigree chart.[1] The word “ahnentafel” is a composite of the German words, ahnen meaning ancestor and tafel meaning table or list. The ahnentafel numbering system is also to compile ascendant genealogical research using the Sosa-Stradonitz System.[2] The method …

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Feb 24

College Room-Mates, Part II

Fiske Hall Historic Photograph

The post card image shown herein is part of shared Flicker collection, Keene and Cheshire County (NH) Historical Photos, by the Keene Public Library and the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Fiske Hall as depicted in the postcard at the right is from the era when the school was called Keene Normal School, by the time we entered …

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Feb 23

College Room-Mates, Part I


I’m writing this as I wait for my hostess to waken. I’m spending a couple of days in Venice, Florida, with my college room-mate and her hubby, Jane (Hawkins) & David Goland. As usual, I’m up early (4:30 am) and am trying to be a thoughtful guest. It may be hard to believe, but there …

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Feb 15

Wordless Wednesday: Nubble Light

Cape Neddick ("Nubble") Light, York, Maine

Feb 04

Evidence: A Matter of Context for Genealogists & Historians


There is never a good excuse for not remembering to wish our friends a happy birthday or plesant salutations for various holidays. However, some of us get caught up with every day family affairs and work and are not always wonderful about remembering to send out a “snail mail” paper greeting. With that in mind, a clever …

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Feb 03

2012 FGS Conference Registration is Open


For Immediate Release January 16, 2012 Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the “Old Southwest” A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists January 16, 2012 – Austin, TX. Registration for the 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, scheduled for August 29 – September 1, 2012, in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama, is now open. This year’s conference theme is …

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Feb 03

IGHR – Jean Thomason Scholarship


Released by Beth Ashmore, 1 February 2012 The Jean Thomason Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the2012 scholarship is Durham Hunt. Durham is a Library Assistant IV in the South Carolina Room of the Greenville County Library in Greenville, South Carolina. He has been in this position since August 2003, after having worked …

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Feb 01


Press Release. Boulder, Colo., February 1, 2012  MOCAVO UNVEILS NEW PRODUCTS AND GENEALOGY CONTENT AT ROOTSTECH Historical Record Storage and Sharing, iPhone and Android Apps, Discovery Stream “With these new features, Mocavo has evolved into a primary resource for genealogists and family historians to research and share their stories,” said Cliff Shaw, CEO of Mocavo. “Our …

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