Thu, 17 April 2008
Published Apr 16, 2008
To quote their email "The Generations Network, Inc. is encouraging consumers to validate and verify the legitimacy of a website before providing credit card information or paying for services."
This is good advice. You know the rules on the Internet really shouldn't be much different than the rules in our daily lives. Find out about someone"s character and background before you hang out with them, and get referrals for unknown companies from people you trust.
Family Tree Kids:
Movie Gem: Leatherheads:
I'll have a link to the official website in the show notes as well as a video preview of the movie. Leatherheads Website
Pat Dalpiaz's grandfather "Weenie" Flynn was a star quarterback on the St. Bonaventure University (Alleghany NY) football team for 3 years. He appeared in Ripley's Believe It or Not for his football leadership weighing only 117 pounds and leading the team to impressive victories.
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GEM: Analyzing Your Ancestors Handwriting
Story of how Grandmpa JB and Grandma Paulineâs letters came into my possession: Episode 39.
Listen to some of the letters in Episode 41.
VIDEO: Paula Sassi featured on San Diego's Fox 6 News
Learn more about Handwriting Analysis at http://www.handwriting.org/
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Tue, 1 April 2008
Published Mar 31, 2008
Episode 45 SHOW NOTES
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MAILBOX: Email from Linda Kvist in Sweden that includes a fun story about an immigrant who didn"t immigrate:
"They were somewhat surprised that my father did contact them. In the church examine rolls it said that my dads grandfather emigrated to the US! He left the place and never came back. We know he never got to the US though. He met he's wife and the settled down in the area where she was born. So, in a way, we solved a clue for them as well!"
GEM: Mar 22, 2008 was the anniversary of the First Bank Robbery Profile America is brought to you by the U.S. Census Bureau.
CBSNews.com that takes a look at the precedent for bank robbery that Edward Smith set by profiling some of the most famous robbers in history. 48 Hours Mystery Article
GEM: Kidnapped! Listener Greg Norland sent me a note to let me know about an intriguing podcast episode of the Chicago Public Radioâs This American Life show that he had recently heard. The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar
Song: Mystery of the Dunbarâs Child by Richard "Rabbitt" Brown.
Here are a few pieces of the puzzle that Bobby Dunbar's granddaughter, Margaret Dunbar Cutright likely looked to when working on finding the truth about her grandfather. From The Constitution newspaper, in Atlanta, GA. On April 25, 1913 "Have the Parents Got Wrong Child?"
The 1920 census of Opelusas City, in Fort Landry, Louisianna
Look for Percy and Lessie Dunbar, and their two children Robert age 11 and Alonozo age 9. Or were they both their children? Be sure and take a look at the census during the last few minutes of The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar as they give the ending to the story and what happened to the people involved.
Email me with your thoughts or comments on the Ghost of Bobby Dunbar.
GEM: Prison Records: My cousin Carolyn Ender shares her journey in locating the prison records for a man named George Jump who married her grand father's sister.
Carolyn's Research Approach:
If you know the inmate served in a Federal institution for a Federal crime, you can go straight to the Bureau of Prisons. Consideration will have to be given to whether or not the inmate is deceased, how long he's been deceased, are his children living etc. For State records, you could probably start with that state's Department of Corrections.
GEM: Blog And Podcast Gadgets: Step-by-step instructions for Google Gadget customization can be found at the Genealogy Gems - Google Genealogy Research Strategies page.
GEM: Free digitised British newspapers access 1600-1900
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