30 July 2010

IRATE THAT OTHERS ARE LINKING TO THIS NOT FOR PROFIT SITE TO SELL GENEALOGY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

I'm sorry to have to post this, but it's a legal thing.

As you can see, I, Christine, ANCESTRY WORSHIP GENEALOGY, am NOT USING THIS BLOGSPOT to sell genealogy or other related products such as GENEALOGY DATABASES, books, etc. I'M NOT FINANCIALLY PROFITING from this blog and I see no reason why anyone else ought to use my work to profit. If anyone is ever going to profit it should be me.


If I read a book or use a database (usually FREE ONES) and I think something is interesting and my reader may be interested in it too - that is a RECOMMENDATION for that BOOK/AUTHOR/SITE only. I am not telling you where to buy it or to buy it at all.


Site owners who pirate, and do this to me are taking MY REPUTATION into their hands without my knowledge or permission - until I catch them. THEY ARE CLAIMING VICARIOUSLY that I am giving their products and services a commercial WHICH I AM NOT. THEY ARE PRESUMPTUOUS. They don't know me, and they are taking a RISK that I may actually NOT AT ALL AGREE WITH THEIR P.O.V.


And I am Happy to be a Citizen of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA where with my Right to Free Speech I may actually CONDEMN THE PRODUCT or SERVICE or the COMPANY!



THIEVES and CONS on the Internet PUT ME IN A VERY COMPROMISED POSITION because I DO NOT WANT MY NAME or the NAME OF THIS BLOG - ANCESTRY WORSHIP GENEALOGY attached to people and products I do not know, have never even been contacted by - people and products that I may think
S T I N K !



So the only thing I can say to my readers is I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM and I DON'T buy their product or service. And I don't think you should either.



IT ESPECIALLY INFURIATES ME THAT OTHERS web site owners ARE LINKING HERE and even stating that I AM PAYING THEM - that ANCESTRY WORSHIP GENEALOGY is one of "their" blogs. I work hard on this blog, put many hours in designing it and writing for it; I have a college degree in writing and years of experience as a genealogical researcher. Certainly I am trying to be helpful to others, but that does NOT MAKE ME AN EASY MARK. My original writing is by law copyrighted as mine the moment I publish it the first time... And I reserve all rights including INTERNATIONAL and INTERNET rights.



I think these site owners know better but just figure they'll thieve till they get caught, and are counting on me not knowing and shutting them down long enough to sell stuff.


These people have not shown me the smallest respect before showing off MY ORIGINAL WRITING and ENTIRE CONTENT AS THEIRS. It makes me furious. And I admit it, I can't help feeling they especially thought they could shaft me because I'm a woman!



GOOGLE HOSTS MY BLOG FOR FREE. I THANK GOOGLE.

I PAY NO ONE TO HOST MY BLOG. DO NOT THINK THAT ANYONE BESIDES ME IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS BLOG.

25 July 2010

POLISH RIGHTEOUS - COMPILED BY ANNA PORAY

Saving a Jewish person when the Nazi's wanted to deport them to a concentration camp, or otherwise exterminate them, could mean death for you and your family. Yet some people took that chance. In a world where there is so much evidence of man's inhumanity to man let's be reminded that sometimes common people rise up to a moment of sainthood.

THIS DATABASE STARTS WITH THE TRUTH OF THE CONDITIONS OF WAR... and the NAZI's determination to take over POLAND... IT LISTS approximately 5,400 Poles who are known to have taken the chance of being killed in order to help someone else, a list of those who paid with their own life, as well as a MASS EXECUTIONS by village and information on Religious and Monastic Orders Who Rescued Jews.


Take a look even if you don't have a surname to run on this one!

THANK YOU ANNA PORAY for posting this!

20 July 2010

MAPS MAKE YOUR STORY SPECIAL

The use of MAPS is essential to your genealogy and using them can help you bring life to your heritage story. This is a step that a lot of people like to skip, but I advise it.

Now that there are so many maps on line you may not need to get to a real map library, but personally I like the hands-on of a map library, pulling out a drawer and having a look a a great old paper or paper-canvas map, and some university geography departments have great collections!

YOU WANT TO FIND MAPS that represent the features of the place you are researching designed at the time that your ancestors were living there. And then compare with the newer maps.

Today MAPQUEST and GOOGLE MAPS are two of my favorite on-line resources.

Newer maps have an advantage in giving you the highways and directions for getting there by car, when you take a family history trip to the Old Country. Yes, you can speed down a highway that goes through three countries in a few hours, a trip that took weeks by horse in the good old days...

But here are some interesting features I have found on old maps that helped me tell the story of an ancestor...

Native American villages, Indian Reservations, National Parklands (recently established), hunting trails, wagon train trails, historical markers and monuments.

Bridges, golf courses, schools, the Masonic lodge, and the post office - all gone now (now the town's a slum).

Platt Maps (farms) in Pennsylvania, maps of Spanish land grants in California, maps of land grants to Civil War Soldiers, maps of land won in the Georgia land lottery (the Cherokee were moved away).

Maybe most important Maps that show old counties and how they were divided through the years and illustrate compromises between state borders; these help you situate research in the current county that holds the old county's records.

You get the idea, so now get that map!

Christine


15 July 2010

POLISH LEGACY RESEARCH GROUP OF CHICAGO

Recently, when doing some research for Poles in the Chicago area, I came across this site and I admire what they are trying to do... PERHAPS YOU CAN ADD TO THEIR DATABASE!

08 July 2010

CROATIAN NEANDERTHALS DNA and US : WE HAVE SOME OF THEIR DNA STILL IN US!

Has your boyfriend been acting a bit like a NEANDERTHAL lately? Maybe that's because some of us are still carrying some NEANDERTHAL DNA in us!

There are so many articles on the Net about this breaking news, but I linked to Time-Science here... cool picture of someone you dated right there!

"Scientists discovered that 1% to 4% of the latter three DNA samples is shared with Neanderthals — proof that Neanderthals and early modern humans interbred. The absence of Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of the two present-day Africans indicates that interbreeding occurred after some root population of early modern humans left Africa but before the species evolved into distinct groups in Europe and Asia. "


GOT THAT? INTERBRED!