30 May 2011

TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

There is always a guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier(s) and this mini documentary explains the honor.

24 May 2011

FROM LIFE BETWEEN LIFE by JOEL L. WHITTON and JOE FISHER

Life Between Life
Scientific Explorations Into the Void Separating One Incarnation From the Next!
C authors
A Dolphin Book (Doubleday)

page 64


"Dr. Stevenson, who has more than 2,000 child cases filed on computer at the Department of Parapsychology at the University of Virginia, has said that "a rational man can, if he wants now, believe in reincarnation on the basis of evidence rather than simply on the basis of religious doctrine or cultural tradition."... (All the cases together) provide a body of evidence suggestive of reincarnation that appears to be accumulating... indicative... are the more than 200 birthmarks Stevenson has examined on children who claim to have been killed by bullets and bladed weapons that pieced the corresponding parts of their anatomies in a previous life. In seventeen such cases, he has obtained medical documents such as hospital records or autopsy reports that establish the past life individual was put to death in the way described."

20 May 2011

ANCESTRY WORSHIP GENEALOGY DOES NOT AUTHORIZE LINKS TO ANY BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL SITE

Would you do business with someone who thinks lightly of stealing?

That's often what's going on when someone links to your intellectual properties without contacting you, crediting you, referring directly to the mother site, and then puts up ads to get business of their own from your genealogy research or whatever else you have to offer (as I have again discovered by monitoring those linking to this site.) These people are lazy and don't want to do their own writing. If Intellectual Property means nothing to them, would you really want to entrust your FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH OR WRITING TO THEM?

You'll notice that there are NO LINKS TO ANY BUSINESS, GENEALOGY OR OTHERWISE ON THIS SITE! That's on purpose. Lots of people on the net go further when it comes to stealing than they would if you were in the room in person with them. (But how would you feel if you noticed someone walking away with your research binder?)

Some of these people do not even ASK (when they have an e-mail) because they are unethical and think they won't get caught!

Is that the kind of person or business you want to turn your charge card information to?NO!

ANCESTRY WORSHIP GENEALOGY does not authorize (and suggests you NOT do business) with any of these SITES that have people who lack personal integrity behind them.

14 May 2011

OPINION BY ANCESTRY WORSHIP GENEALOGY : PRESIDENT OBAMA'S LONG VERSION BIRTH CERTIFICATE RELEASED : ADOPTION and SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

"Questions regarding Obama's birth certificate have persisted for more than two years, as the president noted Wednesday at a press conference announcing the release of his long-form birth certificate. A vast array of evidence attests to Obama's citizenship--including a certificate of live birth, signed affidavits from people who viewed Obama's long-form birth certificate, confirmation by Hawaiian officials, and independent investigations by news outlets. Nevertheless, "this thing just keeps going" as Obama said this morning. Even after the White House released the long-form certificate of Obama's birth, birther leader Orly Taitz—who has filed unsuccessful lawsuits seeking to obtain access to Obama's birth certificate—sought to cast doubt on the document's authenticity, suggesting that in 1961, Hawaiian officials would have classified Obama as "Negro" rather than using designation "African," which suggests, in her view, a more contemporary concern for "political correctness." Link to the Yahoo article above.

ANCESTRY WORSHIP GENEALOGY OPINION HERE:

What surprises me most about this controversy is that it is occurring so far along in the President's term of office and is being used as a method by his opponents and competitors, to discredit him, even impeach him. IF THERE WERE EVER A QUESTION OF HIS BIRTH LOCATION, and QUALIFICATIONS it should have happened when he applied to run for President.

When there are adoptions, a second birth certificate is usually given to the adoptive parents, and the adopted child must reach adulthood to petition (variant by location) for the ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE. But if the child grows to adulthood and is never told they are adopted, they may not have a clue (or interest) in searching for the ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE. In addition, in many cases special circumstances may apply, such as if a child is born on a military base in another country or at an American Consulate, or while on a boat or aircraft ABOVE a country in which case the birth may be considered to be the place the parents are citizens, rather than the country they are flying over or from or to!

In many locations throughout the world, and in the United States, it was not required by civil law to have a birth certificate at all, or until after 1900. For instance, many births are ONLY RECORDED IN FAMILY BIBLES or, especially if there was a mid-wife delivering the child who may or may not have filed the birth for immigrant parents, and may or may not have been able to read or write or spell!

So Let's Leave our President Obama To Concentrate on his Job! The chances are he has never had any worry or concern over the circumstances of his birth in Hawaii, his multi-racial heritage, OR that he would be disqualified for Presidency. For good reason. He's honest.

Christine

11 May 2011

STATE OF NEW JERSEY SEARCHABLE DATABASES : NAME CHANGES ENLIGHTENIING

If your research is PRE 1900 (or so) New Jersey, the Department of State of New Jersey offers some searchable databases on line. These focus on early colonial and 19th century records. I see a lot of availability and duplication of those records, but HERE IS A GEM! (Link above!)

Legal Name Changes, 1847-1947 may be of some help for researchers focusing on the great age of immigration. You'll find a lot of "ethnic" surnames made shorter or made easier to pronounce or gone Anglo here: Italians, Poles, and Hungarians doing major changes. Some of these however, may just be about adoption, divorce, or not wanting to be associated with bad news relatives.

https://wwwnet1.state.nj.us/DOS/Admin/ArchivesDBPortal/NameChanges.aspx

I love searchable databases THAT RESPOND TO FIRST NAMES as well as surnames like this one Also consider what an ethnic name in another language may translate to in English when you search. Francis, Franko, etc became Frank.

08 May 2011

TRICKY SITUATION IN GENEALOGY : THE CLIENT REFUSES TO BELIEVE YOUR RESEARCH BECAUSE OF SURNAME SPELLING CHANGES

This happened to me, and the client in question was a Psychologist, a deeply analytical woman, a very intelligent woman, and a woman I suspected just did not want to pay me.

I researched for a woman in Los Angeles who had come from New York City. I found a small cluster of relatives in a part of Poland that had been the Ukraine when her grandparents left there for here, but the surname had gradually changed. In fact it seemed that this surname might have only been from one village. The name seemed to originate at a time when those who had not used surnames were forced to choose or PAY for a good surname. (This really happened in parts of Eastern Europe. People who could pay got names like Diamond, or Gold while those who were too poor to pay got names like Pancake or Noodle!)

Though I explained my research and how common it was for names to be misspelled or changed, sometimes over time as they evolved, and the possible purchase of a surname in local history, she repeatedly DEFIED (with attitude) my research.

I wish I had walked away from this one early on!

07 May 2011

WAKE FOREST NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS!

HELD AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, the Ethel Taylor Crittenden Collection in Baptist History includes a searchable INDEX database.

The collection serves as a repository for records from North Carolina Baptist churches and institutions. The NCBHC is also the repository for the Alliance of Baptists and the Woman's Missionary Union of North Carolina archives.

05 May 2011

POSTAL CLERK USES OBIT TO TRACES FAMILY TO DELIVER PICTURE OF DEAD HUSBAND 67 YEARS LATE

"Because the postal worker's father had lived in Essex, he said he was motivated to go beyond his postal-worker duty and try to deliver the long-lost package. He had found Grandpa's obituary online and eventually was able to reach my mom to arrange express delivery to her address. Mom found it quite ironic that its plastic bag explained that damage "will occur because of the great volume handled and the rapid processing methods which must be employed to assure the most expeditious distribution possible." At 67 years old, the package was actually in great shape." - Sean Surity / Yahoo News

03 May 2011

POSTING FROM IMMIGRANT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY - BURBANK CALIFORNIA - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Rallying all troopers! (Are you doing GERMAN research?)

Marilyn over at IMMIGRANT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY in Burbank California is a Wealth of Knowledge who is also Womanning the Fort!

I spent a few hours looking over their collection, seeing where the books they have and my research might meet. Some of the Germans I'm researching first went into other countries before they came to America meaning that I'm looking into Transylvania and Slovakia and and Hungary before I go back to Germany.

IMMIGRANT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY is kind of a secret resource.

THE OUTSTANDING STRENGTHS OF THIS COLLECTION :

A huge collection of road maps - many from Germany - that you can fold out.

POMERANIAN special interest group: http://www.pomeranianews.com/

MECKLENBURG EMIGRANTS DATABASE by special arrangement with Rostock, Germany listing 20,000 Germans who left Germany. ONLY COPY IN THE UNITED STATES.

Several hundred German Ortsippenbooks for German towns.



And much more!

Become a member for one fee and come in all you like for a year or pitch in $2 minimum towards the rent each time you visit.

(Or make Marilyn a volunteer offer she can't refuse!)

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Burbank, CA, USA


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01 May 2011



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