TSGS Cruiser Blog

Monday, January 31, 2011

"First TV Episode to Feature the Civil War"


"Who Do you Think You Are?"
is in its 2nd. season on NBC TV starting this Friday 04 Feb 2011. The first episode will feature Vanessa Williams researching her ancestor, David Carll, a Civil War soldier. She will find his grave near her father's that will look very similar to my Great Grandfather's marker below. James Tobias Long (Jr.) has a typical Civil War marker. Usually without dates... he was born 17 Oct 1846 (Hart Co., KY) & died 12 Mar 1930 (Owensboro, KY).

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Below is a photo of JT long taken about 1900.
I am very pleased to have a copy of James T. Long' honorable discharge!
I am excited to see the show on Friday night to learn more about this African-American Union soldier of the Civil War.

- Compiled by JGWest

Sunday, January 30, 2011

"Ancestry.com Sponsors TV Contest"


You could win a $20,000...

...journey to your family's homeland.

Ancestry.com is partnering with NBC to help celebrities discover their family stories in Season 2 of Who Do You Think You Are? airing on Friday nights beginning on 04 Feb (8/7c). Ancestry is giving you a chance to win an amazing experience of your own.

It is called
The Ultimate
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Up to 8 hours of consultation time with an expert genealogist
Help from up to 5 experts in fields relevant to your family history
A yearlong Ancestry.com World Deluxe membership for you and 5 family members

20 First Prize winners will get an annual Ancestry.com World Deluxe membership

For additional chances to win, come back to Ancestry.com and enter once a day through April 8, 2011 for more chances to win.