TSGS Cruiser Blog

Saturday, March 28, 2009

From the FIRST MATE's

We are busy packing up things at the campto move to a big storage unit to later have a huge rummage sale and sort out what to keep. With limited time, I decided to share this photo that I took of the beautiful Veterans Memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana

This photo was taken during the winter two years ago from just in front of the office on the hill with the zoom setting on my little digital camera, although you might detect a slight green tinge in the evergreens, the background appears to be just a black & white photo with the flags in color. I think it is a neat effect that was a bonus to the flags waving in the wind.

Photo taken and submitted by JGWest

Friday, March 27, 2009

TSGS Dock of Shame

What do you think? Does the Church Board have a case? Is this going to be a new problem for genalogists? Is this "River Debris?" Click on the photo to read it.

- Submitted by Don Counts

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tombstone Thursday - Jack C. Elliott

Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana

Jack C. Elliott
Oak Hill Cemetery
Section 62, Lot 155, Grave 5
Died in Louisville, KY
29 Jan 1983

Photo taken and submitted by JGWest

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

From the FIRST MATE's

Two Young Boys from Hart Co., KY

L to R: Clyde Logsdon & Willie Hornback. This photo was taken about 1916. Willie Hornback is the father of the submitter of this great photo.

Submitted by Patsy Hornback Andrews

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"What is a Genealogist?"

We sold our Camp at Yellow Banks, Selvin, IN on Sat. So, we have been busy trying to pack up everything that was in the mobile home and two sheds and some of the more "precious" outdoor ornaments (especially the gnomes). So, I took a vacation day yesterday and another today. We are exhausted. Murphy's Law has come into play, as usual, in the last two days I have gotten some extremely intriguing emails concerning three of my direct lines, but I do not have time to really examine the details. I do not have much time to put together a blog article today, so I will send you to a great blog by Brenda Jerome (TSGS Board Member) that wrote a great article "For Genealogists Only" on her Rambling Thoughts blog. Click on the title and read her witty story of just what is a genealogist.

Tidbit of genealogical trivia: if you begin with you as generation one and go back to generation ten (7th. Great Grandparents), you have a little over 1,000 ancestors. If you go back just 10 more generations to the 20th. generation (your 17th. Great Grandparents), you pick up way over ONE MILLION more ancestors!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Marker/Plaque/Monument Monday

Plaque on wall near entrance of Locust Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, Evansville, Indiana

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Just some miscellaneous items to mention...

Our Web Site now has visits from 26 countries, 11 with more than one hit. The USA with 1164 unique hits with Ireland having 17 and United Kingdom with 9 unique hits. Our TSGS web site since 14 Dec 2008 has had 1,233 unique visits. We finally got a hit from Hawaii, probably the President.

The Book Acquisition Committee is going through the huge microfilm collection being offered for sale (some good stuff from Virginia, much needed to broaden the collection at Willard Library). I think the main collection that the committee wants to buy is the Draper Manuscripts. Of this Willard Library already bought the William Preston Collection.

Your President has become a real Internet "junkie" in the worst way by setting up a Facebook account... already several have commented about the TSGS Cruiser Blog (these are non-genealogists, basically) - none are members of TSGS. However, there are several TSGS members on Facebook that are on my "friends" to visit with. Facebook is a nice way to keep track of friends and family. Becky, my wife, thinks it is about time I spent some time with the living, instead of mostly with my departed ancestors, family & friends.

Just a reminder ~ if you plan to add anything to our quarterly journal, The Tri-State Packet, the deadline for submissions is April 15 (really not much time left!).

John G. West, TSGS President