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Saturday, August 7, 2010

From My Email Box - "Links & Other News!"


Ohio Valley SAR Chapter member John Van Zandt sent me this info: "This email came to me from the Mississippi Society President on 7-13-2010." Hopefully by this time next year, you will be able to view SAR applications on Ancestry.com. The SAR has signed a contract with Ancestry which provides that Ancestry will digitize and index ALL SAR applications, and will post on their website those applications that were approved through 1970. - Joseph W. Dooley, NSSAR Genealogist General

This is a neat photo gallery that Don Counts forwarded to me: Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 – Plog Photo Blog... These images (70), by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. This is on the DenverPost.com site.

Virginia L. Aldridge sent this via the invander@rootsweb.com email list: Subject: Re: [INVANDER] Browning Funeral Home Records [Her message was in response to people posting that they could not get the Browning Online Genealogical Database to upload.] "I had a similar experience recently. I believe they might have changed the name for the web page, as when I did a Google search I had no trouble locating it. Here is the link I put on my Resources Online page: http://browning.evpl.org/ "

This from TSGS Program Chair Becky West: "Remind everyone that starting at our 14 Sep 2010 meeting, we will begin the meetings at 7:00 PM this is one half hour earlier than it used to be... this is the new time as voted into practice by the TSGS members."

Deborah Hull sent this via the MyFamily.com site - Our Breckinridge, Hancock and Ohio County Cousins: "Found this at Access Genealogy." http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/breckinridge.htm

Access Genealogy claims to be the largest free genealogy web site not owned by Ancestry.com! And it has some great data... check it out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tombstone Thursday - Gaultney


Locust Hill Cemetery
Evansville, Indiana
Civil War Section
Fleety Gaultney
Died 12 July 1930

Accoring to the Browning Online Genealogy Database, he died on 19 Jul 1930 and he was only 49 years old... died at the Marine Hosptal. He was survived by wife Hattie and 3 sisters: Mrs. Emma Parker, Mrs. Joe Haas, & Mrs. Edgar Schmitt.
- Photo taken & submitted by JGWest
[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

From the FIRST MATE's


The Indiana State Fair...
...always an exciting time for 4-H families!

This past Saturday (July 31), Becky & I journeyed up to Indianapolis using my new GPS for me to judge some of the State Fair entries for the 4-H Genealogy Project. This is my 3rd. year and I feel like it is such an honor to get to judge these county champion exhibits on the state level. They make a notebook for the exhibit with family group sheets & generation charts... all of which is documented. Most are superb genealogical compilations!

Something new this year is the huge American Gothic farmer & wife at about 25 feet tall. See Becky at lower right hand of the man's foot!!! More info on this traveling exhibit & a video: http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/sights_sounds.html
This is the Exposition Hall where many of the non-agriculture 4-H exhibits will be on display
it is where we judged the genealogy notebooks with 12 judges for the champions of 92 counties in 5 divisions, plus an advanced division that can be repeated for 4 years. The judging is an all-day affair! Below is a photo of Phillip Cline one of the judges... I likes his T-Shirt!
The State Fair begins August 6th. thru the 22nd.
- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brief Genealogical Notes


From my nephew, Scott West: Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Applications & Rosters http://southerncampaign.org/pen/ The web site below was passed along by Compatriot Baron Fain [Sons of the American Revolution]. There are almost 9000 applications from Revolutionary War solders involved primarily in the Southern Campaigns presently on this site. Most of these applications were filed in the early 1830s by the soldiers, or their widows, pursuant to a Congressional act of 1832 allowing pensions for the soldiers or widows. It's a great site for historical research on the battles and to perhaps find the applications from your patriot ancestor.

Please make a note to remember that our TSGS meeting times has changed to begin one half hour earlier... the September 14 meeting will start at 7:00PM at Willard Library!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Marker/Plaque/Monument Monday


Evansville Fire Department
Hose House #2
Dedicated in 1988
This is Evansville, Indiana's newest Hose House built in 1988. Located on Maxx Road off of Lynch Road near T. J. Maxx and the industrial strip on Lynch.

- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest