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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Cyndi Howells Announces Updates for Cyndi's List"


This from her email list...

I decided to rename my City Directories category and sort some of the
sub-cats into locality specific sections (this is all long overdue).
New name and address: Directories: City, County, Address, etc.

I've been working on a lot of links into this site recently. Lots of
great historical resources including several county directories.
Library Ireland: Irish History and Culture,
http://www.libraryireland.com/. A free online resource of Irish
history, culture, folklore, genealogy, music, literature, biography,
and all aspects of Ireland.

Cyndi Ingle Howells

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Celebrated Pioneer Cave Explorer" - Floyd Collins


One of our class trips from Linwood School. This is a bad picture made with my little Brownie Camera taken in Crystal Cave by the tour guide in 1930. - Gladys Terry

[Click on photo for a larger, clearer image.]

The above photo was posted by Gladys Terry on the Hart County, Kentucky MyFamily.com site. Here is an interesting account of Floyd Collins & his adventures in caving and his eventual death. From Wikipedia: "William Floyd Collins (July 20, 1887 – c. February 13, 1925) was a celebrated pioneer cave explorer in central Kentucky, an area that is the location of hundreds of miles of interconnected caves, including the Mammoth Cave National Park. On January 30, 1925, while trying to discover a new entrance to the system of underground caves that were a popular tourist attraction in Kentucky, Collins became trapped in a narrow crawlway 55 feet (17 m) below the surface. The reports about efforts to save Collins became a nationwide newspaper sensation and among the first major news stories to become a major sensation on the new technology of home radio. Collins died of exposure, thirst, and starvation after about fourteen days underground. Collins is also noted for having discovered Crystal Cave in 1917, although someone else received credit for that discovery for many years. Crystal Cave is now part of the Flint Ridge Cave System of the Mammoth Cave National Park. Collins is sometimes referred to as 'The Greatest Cave Explorer Ever Known', and this epitaph is inscribed on his tombstone." Read more about Floyd Collins on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Collins. Thanks Gladys!!!

- Photo used with permission from Gladys Terry.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Name for Footnote.com


"Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony

honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in

defending their country and promoting peace in the world."

On August 18th, Footnote announced it will focus on offering the finest and most comprehensive collection of U.S. Military records available on the internet. As part of this new focus, the name of the site has changed from Footnote to Fold3. The Fold3 name is derived from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold in the ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world. Why Fold3? We chose a name that would better show honor and respect for those who served in the military.

The Footnote name was appropriate for a general historical records site, but for many people, a footnote is something of insignificance and the name is not applicable to the service and sacrifice of those who have fought for their country over the last 250 years. Going forward Fold3 will be adding millions of U.S. military records to continue to help you discover and share stories about everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. You will still be able to access all the informative records, including non-military records, previously found on Footnote. Account Details: Your current Annual All-Access account will let you view all the images on Fold3 and you will be able to sign in with your same email address and password you used on Footnote. Any contributions you have made to Footnote will also move over to Fold3.

We are excited for you to continue with us on Fold3, the Web's premier collection and destination for original U.S. military records. Visit Fold3 today!

Thank you,
The Fold3 Team (formerly the Footnote Team)