Saturday, August 15, 2009
Enjoying the blog. Here is something for it.
I went to Footnote to try out the free census deal for August. I don't belong to any paid genealogy sites but will try out their special offers. I wanted to look up my parents and step father and make some copies for mom.
My father showed right away but was living with someone called William Dietty and his wife that was illegible as the note said. Going to the census page and zooming in a few clicks I could see that it was transcribed wrong. The lines clearly state the name Deitz and the wife's name Wilhelmina was clear. Both became very good family friends while still alive. Also the transcribed estimated birth dates for dad were two years off.
Looking over the entire page, as other relatives lived near them, I found 14 transcription errors of the names from what was actually written compared to what notes were showing as the cursor moved over the lines. That's 14 errors on just one page. I had a lot of trouble in Henderson Co., KY for this same reason. In my opinion the 1930 census at Footnote.com is worthless. Gilbert
[Has anyone else experienced similar error problems with transcription of the 1930 Census on Footnote.com? - JGW]
Friday, August 14, 2009
A RENEWAL REMINDER
TRI-STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of EVANSVILLE, IN
We are pleased to announce we will not raise our membership dues.
Dues before September 1, 2009 are $12.00
Dues after September 1, 2009 are $14.00
The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Dues are $12.00 for an individual,
or a family, residing at the same address. Dues received after September 1st are $14.00
to cover the additional cost of having to mail back issues of the Packet separately.
New in the coming year - more area genealogical records in the Packet. Visit our
website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~intsgs/ and sign our Guestbook. View
our new TSGS Cruiser Blog http://tsgsblog.blogspot.com/ and become a Follower.
You’ll find tombstone photos, genealogical items, local history, and more. Submit
items and tell the world about your interests on our new Blog.
Mail to: Tri-State Genealogical Society, c/o Willard Library, 21 First Ave, Evansville IN 47710.
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TSGS Cruiser Blog Notice
John G. West, TSGS President
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Payton Johnson Lewis is my 2nd. Great Grandmother Susan Apalone Lewis' half brother. He married Clara Mae Campbell in 1894.
Payton & Mae Lewis is reported to have 12 children, five are remembered on one grave marker as dying in infancy.
-Photos taken & submitted by JGWest
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Taneya Koonce came to Willard Library to meet me & Brenda Jerome on Sunday 09 Aug 2009. Brenda along with Taneya, Don Counts & Chris Myers are the major contributors to our TSGS Cruiser Blog. Below is a photo of us in Willard's Special Collection floor.
Monday, August 10, 2009
In yesterday's blog, we had photos of the U of E beautiful grounds & gardens. On the Lincoln Avenue side of the campus, you can see the Administration Building and a nice stone sign "University of Evansville." The sign is actually the back side of a large bench like platform for visiting or small events like a musical performance or a political rally that occured there in the late 1960's with Eugene McCarthy.
The plaque below was installed on the bench during the University's 150 years of preparing leaders for tomorrow. The "Sesquicentennial Oval" was made possible through an estate gift from Dallas Bower-Suhrheinrich, long-time UE Trustee.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Yesterday, while driving along Lincoln Avenue east toward Weinbach Avenue, I glanced over at U of E where I attended part of my college years over forty years ago. The grounds were so pretty in front of the Administration Building that I was compelled to come back later with my camera to take a few photos. It was a beautiful day and the garden & grounds made it even better. I guess that the gardens have been enhanced over the last few years or I just simply did not notice before. I came to the, then, Evansville College in 1965 after graduating from Boonville High School. What an exciting time in my life! I was the first in my immediate family to go to college; however, my mother's first cousin, Betty Wood, attended Evansville College graduating with honors in 1950. I think it was 1967 when they changed the status of the college to a university, while I was a student there - that was very exciting, too. We were required to take Air Force ROTC for two years and assembled on a regular basis in the more spacious plaza in front of the Admin. Bldg. - it was not the garden it is today. Right behind or actually the other side of the stone sign is a small platform or stage that was used for various events. I remember attending an event there when Eugene McCarthy spoke from this platform to the U of E students in is bid for the U.S. Presidency.