Thursday, March 24, 2011

Movies Week 12: Movies

Week #12 – Did (or do you still) see many movies? Describe your favorites. Where did you see these films? Is the theater still there, or is there something else in its place?

My.... how time flies

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Week #11 – Chronic / Degenerative Illness in our Family

Week 11: Illness and Injury. 

Describe your childhood illnesses or injuries. Who took care of you? Did you recuperate in your own bed, on the couch in front of the television, or somewhere else? This challenge runs from Saturday, March 12, 2011 through Friday, March 18, 2011. 

Diabetes . . . .

INSTEAD.....  I'm renewed....
I have a new doctor!!!   A new hairdo!   Less Med's

Week #10 – Disasters in our Family...

 Week 10: Disasters. Did you experience any natural disasters in your lifetime? 

Tell us about them. If not, then discuss these events that happened to parents, grandparents or others in your family. This challenge runs from Saturday, March 5, 2011 through Friday, March 11, 2011. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mississipi county maps

 FAMILY SEARCH website reference

The Library of Congress link above provides free access & download to the Slave Narrative records – although these seem to vary from the records on Ancestry. Of course – they are both available via the Federal/State Archives.

Friendly blogger at MY GEORGIA ROOTS also said.....

Here are a few GREAT resources to get you on your way!:-)

Somebody... somewhere... I'm quoting.....

African-American Genealogy Sites You Can't Miss!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good Stuff.... MaNaarrrrd....!!!!

A slang term... from so long ago.   Nobody really names their kid Maynard....???    But, this is exactly the feeling of accomplishment I have from locating Research Files from NARA............  Two days of walking.... singing in the rain... in DC.   Did I mention ridin the Subway... getting lost and wrong directions from the Orange to Blue Line to Viena to Carrolton.... Oh well...  Plus missed a hotel shuttle....   It was all good and worth my finding a bit of family history!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

On site NARA

OK DC I come....

I'm getting close... to my destination...
TIME TO ..... Study the Past

And the focus of this search was all for Great grandmother Lucinda (Sindia) Smith and James A. Anderson... as listed on the 1880 Federal US Population Census....

Monday, March 7, 2011

God's Little Children

God's Little Children

Thank God for little children,
Bright flowers by earth's wayside,
The dancing, joyous lifeboats
Upon life's stormy tide.

Thank God for little children;
When our skies are cold and gray,
They come as sunshine to our hearts,
And charm our cares away.

I almost think the angels,
Who tend life's garden fair,
Drop down the sweet wild blossoms
That bloom around us here.

It seems a breath of heaven
Round many a cradle lies,
And every little baby
Brings a message from the skies.

Dear mothers, guard these jewels.
As sacred offerings mete,
A wealth of household treasures
To lay at Jesus' feet.

Written by Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Irish Ancestors

**Irish Titles in the Genealogy Warehouse**

The Famine Immigrants. Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851
The blight that struck the Irish potato crop in the winter of 1845-46 brought ruin to countless tenant farmers and laborers, reducing almost all of Ireland to poverty. As a result, between 1846 and 1851 more than a million men, women, and children immigrated to the U.S. and Canada, mostly through the port of New York. The seven-volume Famine Immigrants series was conceived for the purpose of enumerating all Irish passengers who entered the port of New York between 1846 and 1851. The passenger lists found in The Famine Immigrants are arranged by ship and date of arrival in New York. Each person is identified with respect to age, sex, occupation, and family relationships, where such was indicated in the original manifests. Additionally, every volume boasts a complete-name index.

Here is the availability status of the seven volumes in this series: Volume VII is available at full price in a paperback edition. Volumes I, II, IV & VI are temporarily out of print. The remaining in-print volumes, which are available in the original cloth edition, are described below:
Volume III: July 1848-March 1849
Shows that 70,000 Irish men, women, and children immigrated to New York in just these nine months.
Was $45.00    Now $22.50
Volume V: October 1849-May 1850
In this period, about 60,000 Irish men, women, and children immigrated to New York.
Was $45.00    Now $22.50

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Week 9: Sounds

Describe any sounds that take you back to your childhood. These could be familiar songs, jingles, children playing, or something entirely different.  This challenge runs from Saturday, February 26, 2011 through Friday, March 4, 2011.

One way to respond to this challenge.... is to recall the old phrase... Hear, See, Speak no Evil...

James A Anderson... Research for today...

[  A topographical description
and history of Arkansas County,
Arkansasfrom 1541 to 1875  ]

By W. H. Hali Burton
Publisher:  Unknown
Date   1903
Page Count:  195

Arkansas County (Ark.) -- History