February 2008 Newsletter

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D-OGS Newsletter – February 2008

News & Articles of interest to Durham-Orange genealogists

D-OGS MEETINGS FOR FEBRUARY 2008

The next D-OGS Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 6 February 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705. Phone: (919) 477-5498 – One-half mile from I-85 and Guess Rd (Exit 175), Follow the brown historic site road signs.

The 6 February meeting program will be presented by Dr. Walt Wolfram of NCSU. He will discuss NC Dialects and play recorded video of various native speakers from a variety of regions of North Carolina, i.e., mountain, Outer Banks, central Piedmont, and Robeson County. Walt Wolfram is a William C. Friday Distinguished Professor, the Coordinator of Linguistics at NC State and specializes in language variation and social and ethnic dialects.

More about the Linguistics Program at NC State : http://www.ncsu.edu/linguistics/

The D-OGS Computer Interest Group (CIG) Meeting will meet on Saturday morning, 9 February 2008 at 9 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Library downstairs in the small conference room of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. The program is presently TBA. Please check the D-OGS website or attend the regular D-OGS meeting on 6 February for further details.

D-OGS MEETING MINUTES FOR 2 JANUARY 2008

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM. There was one new member in attendance and two guests out of the 31 attendees.

The evening’s program was “The Digital CSR: Saunders and Clark (and Weeks) in the Internet Age” by Jason Tomberlin, the special projects librarian at the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina.

Mr. Tomberlin offered this explanation: “Documenting the American South and the North Carolina Collection, both a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, are digitizing the twenty-six volume set of The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, together with the four-volume Index to the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina. This three-year project continues the legacy of an earlier generation’s extensive scholarship, improve it with this generation’s technology, and empowers today’s and tomorrow’s users by offering easier, more efficient and more flexible access to 9500 colonial-and early state-era documents.”

He said they had found the D-OGS cemetery index to be one of the best resources and he had turned to it frequently.

He explained that volumes 1-26 of the CSR were Colonial records, letters, and both court and church records. 1-10 covered 1622 to 1776; 11-21 contained records from 1776 to 1790; 22 was a “miscellaneous” volume; 23-25 were General Assembly session laws and volume 26 contained the 1790 Federal Census which was not in the master index since it had its own index. Jason said these records contained approximately 9500 documents. Volumes 27-30 had a master index for volumes 1-25.

He reminded us that these are copies—sometimes a document was copied several times—and there are built-in errors due to the number of copies involved. There was not time to go back and look at each original document and check for errors. Once the complete version of the records are online, there will be a comment page so that any errors researchers note can be identified.

Jason said there is a Beta version online at this time so you can start using the database. You can locate it in two ways. Either type in the direct link: http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/ or start at the Libraries page for UNC at http://www.lib.unc.edu/ and select “Digital Collections including DocSouth” on the lower right. When that page opens select “Documenting the American South” on the upper left. From there, select “Collections” in the blue bar across the upper fourth. Then click on the second picture from the top and you are ready to start.

There is a keyword search which will take you to a page where, for instance, your family name is listed. At this point, it won’t take you directly to the name so use the Find feature.

There will be many more search options available in the near future. At this time, Volumes 1-10 and 12 are live on the site. Remember that it’s not all up yet so Jason suggested we visit frequently to see what’s been added.

After Jason answered a number of questions and received an enthusiastic round of applause, Paul began the business part of the meeting.

The Minutes for November 2007 were approved as published in the December newsletter.

Rob Elias reported on the Trading Path and said an issue would be coming out in February and would be 40 pages long. He said it was ready to go out to the people who volunteered to proofread.

Richard presented the Newsletter report and suggested that a future project would be a listing of books and other publications in the possession of D-OGS members that might be helpful for the general membership. He was asked to make suggestions for format so we would know how to submit the information.

Paul said that there had been problems with the web site and D-OGS-L in that some people have been dropped. If you aren’t receiving messages let Paul know. He said he’s been sending out messages at least every 2-3 weeks.

The February meeting will be February 6 at Duke Homestead at 7 PM. The topic will be “North Carolina Dialects” and the speaker will be Dr. Walt Wolfram at NCSU.

There being no treasurer’s report, the meeting was adjourned at 9:02 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Tonya Krout, Secretary

D-OGS CIG SUMMARY – JANUARY, 2008

Questions and problems you’re having:

What’s New?

Your PC Might Be a Zombie If…

http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/29/zombies-cybercrime-viruses-tech-security-cx_ag_1030zombies_slide.html?partner=links

Flash Web Storage

http://mobilitysite.com/2008/01/sandisk-flash-drive-to-offer-automatic-web-storage/

Mozy

http://mozy.com/ – This is one we’ve looked at before as a storage site.

TMG Questions:

Have you downloaded TMG 7 yet?

What’s new with the program?

Web sites worth visiting:

Minnesota Genealogical Society – Genealogy Tools – another site for some of the standards

http://www.mngs.org/tools.shtml

Eclectic Web Sites:

Online Sites Offer Peek Into The Past

http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/28/genealogy-family-tree-tech-personal-cx_rr_1231gene.html

The Complete Ancestors Series

http://www.rootstelevision.com/blogs/ogblog/2008/01/the_complete_ancestors_series.html

Heir Hunters

http://www.lostkin.co.uk/heirhunters/default.htm

The Prison Ship Martyrs

http://www.prisonshipmartyrs.org/gpage1.html

DNA & Colon Cancer

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSL2856779820080102?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0&sp=true

Name of the couple

http://www.deserttelevision.com/Global/story.asp?S=7566420

Your Family Health History

Alibris Book Search

http://www.alibris.com/bookfetch/

Bookfinder

www.Bookfinder.com

Worldmapper

http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/

Where In Tarnation

http://www.whereintarnation.com./home.html

Lifelogging

http://www.onthemedia.org/episodes/2008/01/04/segments/91458

Continuation

Search engines – take your pick, these were some we used last time.

http://www.Metacrawler.com – found Brooklyn newspaper Court news

www.Noodletools.com

www.Clusty.com

http://www.thrall.org/proteus.html

www.Exolead.com

www.Teoma.com

www.Kartoo.com

www.Gigablast.com

www.Yahoo.com

www.Mamma.com

www.Dogpile.com

www.Metasearch.com

www.teoma.com

Articles of Interest

This may seem a bit basic on the surface, but it’s a good reminder to re-plow the old fields on purpose, not because you can’t remember what you researched ten years ago.

2. Using RootsWeb:

A Genealogist’s New Year’s Resolutions

By Joan Young

joan@volunteer.rootsweb.com

You’ve probably made the usual New Year’s resolutions in the past. You know–the ones about eating less and losing weight, exercising more, cleaning out the attic and garage. If you are like most of us, those resolutions are soon broken or forgotten–until a new year rolls around again.

This year, give some thought to resolutions you could make for the New Year (one’s that might be easier to keep than the above) that would help you to progress in your genealogical research. I have a list of genealogical resolutions I’m going to make for the New Year; perhaps you would like to adopt one or more of them for yourself.

DOCUMENT YOUR SOURCES

At the top of my list is being more meticulous about documenting where I found information–always listing a source for each event I’ve found and listing what records I’ve used to reach my conclusions.

Your source is where you learned your information. It might be a birth certificate, tombstone inscription, information your grand-aunt Susannah told you, or even Sally JONES’s research files. Don’t list a document as your source if you didn’t actually see the document. If Mary SMITH told you she saw a document, then Mary SMITH is your source unless or until you also see the document.

Documenting sources and then sitting back and reviewing them can help you determine whether your sources are good ones that you can readily accept, or whether you might want to dig a bit deeper for more reliable documentation. Mary SMITH may be an excellent researcher but if you have taken her word for the evidence you might want to obtain the original document she claims to have seen. You might find something in the document that Mary overlooked.

RECORD NEGATIVE RESULTS

If you have searched the local newspapers looking for an obituary for Uncle Harry or checked the local cemetery records where you think he might have been buried, and you have come up empty-handed, make sure you record the fact that you have searched these resources and list the date on which you performed your search. This is an error I made in my early days of research and I can tell you it has led me to repeat searches unnecessarily in the future, in places I’ve already looked. Of course, recording the date you did your search is important as you might later find that new records have been discovered for the cemetery you previously searched.

REVISIT DEAD-ENDS

If you have been researching for any length of time, you have probably come to a dead-end on one or more of your ancestral lines. Among my brick walls is my Irish MCCONNELL line, mostly because I have been unable to ascertain where they lived in Ireland before immigrating to America.

The New Year is an excellent time to pull out all of the information you have gathered–clues and hints and family stories, and also the leads you eventually ruled out. Revisit the research with a fresh look. Also take into consideration that new information may have become available online that was not there when you last checked. Don’t forget to search the archives of the RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards as well as look for new Web pages and family trees that have been posted by others since you last looked.

archiver.rootsweb.com

boards.rootsweb.com

wc.rootsweb.com

Source:

RootsWeb Review: RootsWeb’s Weekly E-zine

2 January 2008, Vol. 11, No. 1

(c) 1998-2007 RootsWeb.com, Inc. http://www.rootsweb.com/

Remember to send me your goals for the New Year for the CIG so we can start planning the year’s agendas. It all comes from you, so let’s make it as relevant as it can be. Carol Hubbell Boggs – HubbellGen@aol.com

WHAT’S MISSING?

Do you have any good tidbits about Orange & Durham County research or just genealogical research in general that you would like to share with others? If so, please send them to us. We would like to reprint them in the newsletter or the Trading Path Journal. If you have suggestions for other relevant material to include, please let us know about that, also.

D-OGS MEMBER PASSES AWAY

It is with a great deal of sadness that I report the death of a long-time D-OGS member. Altha W. Parks “Weynette” Haun, 81, passed away at her home on Argonne Drive in Durham Saturday morning, 5 January 2008. Over the years, Weynette had been very active in county records transcriptions in North Carolina and had several volumes of county records transcriptions, including early court records for Orange County, available for sale.

Ms. Haun is survived by her two sons, Robert Arnold Haun Jr. and Walter Reid Haun Sr.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service Inc.

COLLABORATION ON RESEARCH RESOURCES OF D-OGS MEMBERS

Last month, I proposed that we develop a spreadsheet or database of research materials & resources that each of us own. We could make this information available to all members via the “members” website. It should be another place to look for materials to aid each of us in our family research. Judging from the D-OGS members surname list, I am betting that we have many gems that we can share with each other. This would, of course, be voluntary but could be our own smaller version of RAOGK (Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness).

I suggest that we provide the following information:

- Media (book, CD, pamphlet, etc.)

- Title

- Author or editor

- Publisher

- General description

- Geographical location(s)

- Surnames, if applicable

- Timeframe, if applicable

- Ethnicity, if applicable

- Submitter’s name with contact info preference

If you send it electronically, it can be in a word processing document or a spreadsheet or a text document sent as an email attachment. You can just include it in the body of an email, if you wish. You can even send it via US mail to me at the D-OGS mailbox (Box 4703, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4703). The most important is that as many members contribute as possible. Please include a description of how you would like to be contacted for questions (phone, email, “snail mail”).

This could be a very helpful project to us all. I look forward to seeing your responses.

HOLIDAY TRADITION FROM A D-OGS MEMBER

I don’t know if my grandmother got her Christmas coconut cake tradition from Orange County, but she was the daughter of Saurin Orsborn Lloyd, who moved to Lauderdale County, TN, about 1850, and it is quite likely Saurin had enjoyed that in his youth. Bettie (Lloyd) Dickerson always made a four layer white cake with fresh grated coconut icing, and many years after she passed the younger family members still remarked about Auntie’s cake.

My mother continued the tradition, as did I. When my son was married in December, some years back, his bride-to-be asked for that to be her wedding cake, so I made it in three tiers, surrounded by fresh camellia blossoms, and topped with the bride and groom from my own wedding cake. The descendants may be scattered, and they may add and alter some details, but I’d like to think that the traditions carried on give us a sense of belonging and some gratitude for family, past and present.

Joyce Nunnery

DURHAM HISTORY MUSEUM PLANNING SESSIONS

Representatives from Riggs Ward Design, the contracted planning consultants for the Durham History Museum planning study will be in Durham on THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 and will be conducting a series of charettes (information/idea gathering sessions) to gather input from the community.

There will be three opportunities to participate in this first stage of the process, at the start of a five-month research study.

The charettes will be held at the shared offices of Preservation Durham and the Parrish Street Project. 200 N. Mangum Street, corner of Mangum and Parrish Streets, Durham.

Each charette will last approximately one hour. Times are 8:30am, 10:30am and 1:30pm.

You are invited to attend and to encourage others to participate. The charettes are open to the public. In order to anticipate attendance at each session, please ask those who will be attending to RSVP to peter.coyle@durhamnc.gov and indicate which time they will attend. (This is not required but would be helpful.)

The History Museum Planning Project is a cooperative project of the Cultural Master Plan Advisory Board, Preservation Durham, and the Parrish Street Advisory Group and is funded by the Cultural Master Plan, a joint project of the City and County of Durham.

Peter Coyle, Cultural Master Plan Project Manager, City of Durham

(Thanks to John Schelp of the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association [OWDNA] for sending out this notice)

NGS 2009 CALL FOR PAPERS – RALEIGH, NC

The U.S. National Genealogical Society has issued a call for papers for the 2009 Conference-in-the-States to be held 13–16 May 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Among the topics being considered are lectures on the history, records, repositories and ethnic and religious groups of North Carolina and neighboring states with special emphasis on migrations into, within and out of the region and the origins of the early settlers. Other regional topics of interest include land and military records (especially the French and Indian Revolutionary and Civil wars).

Proposals are also solicited for the broader genealogical categories including federal records, the law as it relates to genealogy, methodology, problem solving, the use of technology including genetics and other 20th-century research topics and hands-on and computer workshops. Details may be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/callforpapers.cfm.

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE COLONIAL AND STATE RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA PROJECT

Documenting the American South is pleased to announce a beta release of “The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina” (CSR) on December 31, 2007. When completed, our newest digital collection, which is available at <http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/>, will present an online publication of The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, a twenty-six volume set of transcribed and published historical documents, with a four-volume master index. The printed edition, which was published between 1886 and 1914, has been an extraordinary resource for students of North Carolina’s history for over one hundred years. The series includes documents and materials from throughout the country and from several European repositories covering the earliest days of North Carolina’s settlement by Europeans through the ratification of the United States Constitution.

In “The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina” digital collection, we have brought together traditional historical editing practices with modern digitization practices to facilitate multiple browsing and searching options. Readers can access the original publication’s master index and browse through the series as the editors arranged it. They can also search the full text of each document and search by several metadata elements, including creator, date, title, and document type, created specifically for the digital collection.

We plan to release the digital collection in several installments. Below you will find a tentative roadmap, detailing future additions of features and functionalities to the site. In addition, more volumes will be published as they are digitized:

January – March 2008

+ Add “Browse by Date” feature

+ “Advanced Search” goes up

February – May 2008

+ More supporting materials will be added to the collection, including

“FAQ” and other “Help Pages”

March – April 2008

+ More “Browse CSR” options added (by Creator, by Document Type, by

Document Group)

+ Add documents and topics cross-reference within the whole series

May – June 2008

+ Fully functional integration with other DocSouth collections

This and subsequent revisions have been made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant distributed through the State Library of North Carolina.

TRADING PATH ASSOCIATION (TPA) FEBRUARY FIRST SUNDAY HIKE TO BE IN DUKE FOREST’S HILLSBOROUGH DIVISION

We will meet once again at Duke Forest west of Hillsborough for our February First Sunday Hike. This is a favorite spot filled with artifacts of early roads, quarries, cabins, and farmsteads. We’ve never hiked here that we didn’t find something new. The meeting place is along the east-bound connector between Interstate 85/40 and Highway 70 near interchange 161 of the interstate. Exit the interstate and follow the connector northward. After about a half mile begin looking for Trading Path event signs.

For some time the TPA has been locating bits and pieces of what appears to have been one of the earliest trading paths in the southeast, a path that connected the Chesapeake with all of the Native American folk in the southeast. This path, later trail, later road crossed the Eno River several places above the great bend; at the future site of Maddocks Mill, at the future site of Fawcette Mill, or at Halls Mill and at least one or two spots farther upstream depending, it seems, on water conditions and ultimate destinations. The most-used downstream crossing along the Haw River on this line was at Saxapahaw. The most-used upstream crossing was probably at Ossippee or even High Rock. The main line, though, ran down Highway 57 and Mount Willing Road in Orange County, Mount Willing Road in Alamance County and crossed the Haw at Cedar Cliffs. A variety of evidence indicates this Haw crossing is where John Lawson forded in 1701. We’ll look at a portion of this venerable path/trail/road.

AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 (AAL2) TO AIR ON PBS

AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 (AAL2) will air on PBS February 6 and 13, 2008 from 9-11 p.m. ET) (check local listings). AAL2 is a co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York, Kunhardt Productions and Inkwell Films.

You may remember the first AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES series (Feb 2006) hosted by renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. The series used genealogy, historical records, oral histories and DNA science to trace the roots of eight accomplished African Americans including Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Tucker, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Quincy Jones, among others.

AAL2 builds on the themes of the original series – the power of rediscovering lost history and the excitement of genealogical and historical investigation – while providing an in-depth look at history and race relations in America.

Joining Professor Gates in the new broadcast are poet Maya Angelou; author Bliss Broyard; actor Don Cheadle; actor Morgan Freeman; theologian Peter Gomes; publisher Linda Johnson Rice; radio personality Tom Joyner; Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee; comedian Chris Rock; rock ‘n’ roll legend Tina Turner; and college administrator Kathleen Henderson, selected from more than 2,000 applicants to have her family history researched and DNA tested along with that of Professor Gates and the series’ other ten participants.

BEARING WITNESS: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALEXANDER RIVERA

The opening of his exhibit at the NC Museum of History is especially poignant, since February is Black History Month. Nationally renowned photojournalist Alexander M. Rivera Jr. revealed aspects of the Civil Rights movement that mainstream newspapers did not cover. The Greensboro native often witnessed pivotal moments in civil rights history while working for some of the country’s leading black newspapers: the Journal and Guide (Norfolk, Va.), the Pittsburgh Courier, and the Washington Tribune (Washington, D.C.).

Rivera’s dynamic images of African American communities during these tumultuous years are captured in the upcoming exhibit Bearing Witness: Civil Rights Photographs of Alexander Rivera, on view from Jan. 25, 2008, to March 1, 2009. See his compelling images, and learn how Rivera’s dual role as a reporter and a photographer positioned him to become one of the era’s important civil rights activists.

Born in 1913 during the height of the Jim Crow era, Rivera is the eldest of three children of Greensboro dentist and civil rights activist Dr. Alexander M. Rivera Sr. and his wife, Daisy Irene Dillard Rivera. The photojournalist grew up immersed in civil rights activism, since his father was a zealous NAACP member and traveling national NAACP leaders, such as Walter White, William Pickens and James Weldon Johnson, frequently stayed in their home.

Mr. Rivera lives in Durham.

MADISON COUNTY (ILLINOIS) GENEALOGICAL RECORDS WILL GO ONLINE

The genealogical records of Madison County will be available online soon. The Edwardsville Public Library has received a $6,200 digitization grant from the Illinois State Library to make the records of the Madison County Genealogical Society available online. The materials cannot be checked out, so putting them online will allow more people to research their family trees.

You can read more about this future online offering in the Belleville News-Democrat web site at http://www.bnd.com/news/local/story/224869.html.

(This nugget of information was found in the Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. Several old Orange County families migrated to Illinois, beginning in the early 1800’s, so this may be of interest to some of you. Ed.)

ATLAS:

A book of maps is called an atlas because of the innovative sixteenth-century Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator’s book of maps detailing various portions of Europe. Sported on its cover was a picture of the Greek titan Atlas holding the world on his shoulders–and that book became known as the atlas.

(Thanks to Paul Hollinghurst for providing this bit of trivia.)

GENEALOGICAL GLOSSARY

R.C. (abbreviation) – Roman Catholic

real property – land and anything attached to it, such as houses, building, barns, growing timber, growing crops, etc.

rec’d (abbreviation) – received

receiver – person appointed by court to hold property until a suit is settled

reconveyance – property sold to another person is transferred back to the original owner

reeve – churchwarden; early name for sheriff in England

reg. (abbreviation) – register

relicta – widow

relictus – widower

relict – widow

WEBSITES OF POSSIBLE INTEREST

EXPERT LINKS: ENGLISH FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY – Need help finding your English ancestors online? A group of professional genealogists in Salt Lake City recently released a list of its 500+ favorite English websites used to solve family history riddles titled Expert Links: English Family History and Genealogy. The site is available for free to the public.

Price & Associates, Inc. is a team of professional genealogists. The company has now produced an exhaustive list of web links, divided into categories such as baptism, marriage, and burial indexes, occupations, religious sources, military records, and emigration lists to name a few. Most links lead to databases nationwide or countywide in scope. Sites requiring fees are distinguished by color.

Expert Links has received praise from around the globe for its comprehensiveness and sleek design. Simon Fowler, blogger for The National Archives’ Ancestors Magazine in London, recently named Expert Links his “Website of the Week.” You can view Price & Associates’ list of links at http://www.pricegen.com/english_genealogy.html.

Expert Links is a free service provided by Price & Associates, Inc. Founded in 1976, Price & Associates specializes in European and American family history research. To learn more about the company and its professional services, visit www.pricegen.com.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

REENACTING GREENE’S CROSSING OF THE DAN – February 8-9 in South Boston, VA on the 8th and 9th of February there will be a commemoration of General Greene’s crossing of the Dan River. This is a two day event and includes dining opportunities, plays, reenactors, and static displays. It should be quite exciting. Information about this event can be found and tickets for the event can be arranged at the Prizery web site.

ST. GEORGE UTAH GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HERITAGE JAMBOREE – February 8-9, 2008 – St. George, Utah – Dixie Convention Center – 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah

My Ancestors Found, a local Utah business, has pinpointed St. George, Utah as the place to be February 8-9, 2008. Family history and genealogy enthusiasts will be gathering at the Dixie Convention Center and will not be disappointed with the more than 100 classes being offered to help you jump-start the process. The great thing about this is you don’t even have to have Utah roots.

Pre-register online at www.MyAncestorsFound.com <http://www.myancestorsfound.com/> , by phone at 801.829.3295, or send a check to: My Ancestors Found; PO Box 187; Morgan, UT 84050.

Questions? Email: kimberly@myancestorsfound.com or call Holly at 866.701.5071

POLISH CUISINE/CULTURE – Joseph W. Zurawski, author, educator and historian will introduce us to hard-working, freedom-loving Polonia in his book, “Polish Chicago, Our History, Our Recipes” at the February 10 meeting of the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA).

A lifelong Chicagoan, Mr. Zurawski will discuss the Polish contribution to Chicago¹s meatpacking and steel industries as well as the proud cultural heritage of the Poles who contributed greatly to our society in education, healthcare, social welfare and who preserve and promote their rich culture with music, dance, theatre and the Polish language. He talks of their freedom-loving spirit in volunteering in disproportionate numbers in the U.S. Armed Forces and working tirelessly for over 150 years for the independence of Poland.

Mr. Zurawski shares some of the best-loved Polish recipes in his book, which will be available for purchase and signing at the meeting. The meeting will be held Sunday, February 10 at 2 pm in the Social Hall of the Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. All meetings are free and open to the public.

NC FORDS & MILLS TV PROGRAM – This year celebrate Valentine’s Day by watching Exploring NC. Tom Earnhardt’s wonderful series on UNC-TV about North Carolina places will feature the Trading Path Association (TPA) in a February 14, 2008 segment on “Fords and Mills.” For much of the past spring and summer Tom Magnuson traveled around the piedmont with the Exploring NC crew showing them mills and fords from the Yadkin to the Neuse. We hope you’ll tune in to “Exploring NC” on February 14th or one of its several repeat dates.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR LIVING HISTORY DAY – 23 February 2008 from 10:00-4:00 at the Alexander Dickson House (Visitors’ Center, 150 E. King St.)

“KEYS TO ONTARIO RESEARCH” WORKSHOP – Saturday, 23 February 2008 – Toronto, Ontario

Whether you’re searching for roots in Ontario or digging into the history of your community, you’ll enjoy this information-packed day about Ontario’s records and record-keepers. The Workshop will be co-hosted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library. The Workshop will address sources, research techniques, libraries, archives and online resources, with a special emphasis on the overlapping interests of family and local historians. Speakers include Christine Bouriolas (Archives of Ontario), Ruth Burkholder, Diana Fink (Canadiana Department, North York Central Library), Fraser Dunford, J. Brian Gilchrist, Kathryn Lake Hogan and Paul McGrath.

More Info: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/ontariokeys.html

WAKE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – the February meeting will be held on 26 February at the Olivia Raney Library. Topic: Private Manuscript Collections at the North Carolina Archives – Featured Speaker: Kim Cumber

CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE WORKSHOPS – Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois is proud to announce its offerings for our 10th annual “Genealogy Computing Week” 3 through 8 March 2008. This weeklong series of genealogy computer workshops will be held in our state of the art computer labs with limited enrollment.

Offerings for 2008 are:

• Using Footnote.com

• Using Ancestry.com

• FTM 2008

• RootsMagic

• Free Genealogy Online

Registration is limited to keep class size small and is on a first come, first served basis. Registration is $35 per day (the same as 10 years ago), includes the handout, but not lunch.

More details are on our site at: http://www.rootdig.com/sandburg.html including where Galesburg, Illinois, USA is and how to get there. Questions can be sent to me off list at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

LOGAN UTAH GENEALOGY & FAMILY HERITAGE JAMBOREE – March 22, 2008 – Eccles Conference Center – On the campus of Utah State University, Logan, Utah – Sponsored by: The Logan Regional Family History Center and My Ancestors Found This one day event is drawing speakers and vendors from all over the U.S. It will feature 36+ terrific classes to choose from, more than 20 vendors and exhibitors, and the latest genealogy products and technology. Drawings for prizes will take place all day long with grand prize drawings at the end of the conference! Admission to the exhibit hall and keynote address is FREE to the public, and classes will be offered for a minimal fee. The complete class schedule and exhibit hall map are available at www.MyAncestorsFound.com. Pre-register online at www.MyAncestorsFound.com <http://www.myancestorsfound.com/> , by phone at 801.829.3295, or send a check to: My Ancestors Found; PO Box 187; Morgan, UT 84050. Questions? Email: kimberly@myancestorsfound.com or call Holly at 866.701.5071

WAKE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – the March meeting will be held on 25 March at the Olivia Raney Library. Topic: “Land Records 1650–1950” – Featured Speaker: Dr. Larry Odzak

NCGS SPEAKERS FORUM – 12 April 2008 – Raleigh, North Carolina – The North Carolina Genealogical Society & the Olivia Raney Local and Family History Library are sponsoring the Third Annual Speakers Forum. General, intermediate and advanced level presentations include “Writing Your Ancestor’s Story: a Civil War Case Study (Catherine Elias); “Using the Neighbors to Find your Ancestors (Monica Hopkins); “Using ‘Web 2.0’ to Share and Collaborate on Genealogy (Jordan Jones); “Orphans and Scholars: Genealogical Records Relating to Children (Victor Jones); “Raleigh in the War Years 1861-1865” (Kevin Milus); “The Digital CSR: Saunders and Clark (and Weeks) in the Internet Age” (Jason Tomberlin); “Explore NC through maps from the comfort of your home!” (Diane Richard); “People Finders for North Carolina” (Jeffrey Haines); and “Money in 18th Century Colonial America” (Jim Jones). Information and Registration: http://www.ncgenealogy.org.

HUMOR

Half the people you know are below average.

- Stephen Wright

PARTING THOUGHT

There was a four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”

- From author and lecturer, Leo Buscaglia

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