27 June 2011

TOMBSTONE PROJECTS - ARE THEY DONE WITH HONOR?

Do you remember visiting a cemetery and being careful not to step on a grave?

When I first found out that the cemetery that some of my ancestors are buried in - privacy seeking individuals one and all - had been tramped over and the personal information on tombstones put up on the Internet, I was seething. We had just recently buried a family member in this cemetery, a person who loved their privacy in life, and there was their name and location of burial for the world to see, to me too an invasion of privacy. And then I called the same cemetery where we had paid for perpetual care and asked for the burial records for other ancestors buried there and was given attitude and a demand for research fees. Now I was seething plus! How could they have lead us to believe this was a private, religious, place and then allowed these people to post all that information about burials on the net? OR HAD THEY EVEN BEEN APPROACHED FOR PERMISSION?

Of course the posters had been trampling through a lot of cemeteries and thought what they were posting was of great help to the family history and genealogy researchers. They posted that if you discovered your family member on this list and did not want them on it, to contact them and they would remove the name right away. Why not ask us first, I thought! And besides, information once put on the net has a way of being there for years - cached!

At the same time I've benefited from a couple different tombstone sites. In particular I've benefited from tombstone sites that reveal burials of the 19th century, the Civil War.

I am still torn about this subject.

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24 June 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 64-65


"Hemendra Banerjee, who founded the Indian Institute of Parapsychology in 1957, and has been living in the United States since 1970, became convinced of the reality of reincarnation by observing children's spontaneous emotional recognition of past-life relatives and friends. In this context, children are credible witnesses; the testimony of these youngsters - usually aged between two and five - has yet to be contaminated by cultural prejudices or overwhelmed by the pressing demands of worldly experience. ... Toddlers who remember past lives will mutter such phrases as "When I was big" and will perhaps complain about not being the same sex as before. They might yearn for the lost companionship of a relative or friend and hanker for the food, clothing, and lifestyle - even the alcohol, drugs, or tobacco - of a former existence."

16 June 2011

NATIONAL ARCHIVES TRAVELING EXHIBIT ON THE CIVIL WAR MARKS 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR THAT DIVIDED (and THEN UNITED) THE STATES

It's been 150 years since the start of the CIVIL WAR and that will be commemorated in magazines, book selections, and much else over the next year or two. The National Archives are probably our most valuable resource in genealogy research. So many of our nation's records are used by other libraries and databases.

I'm linking to the article by the National Archives about the show above...

10 June 2011

CASTLEGARDEN New Searchable database LINK HERE!

Before there was Ellis Island there was CASTLE GARDEN and while there was Ellis there was Castle Garden too.

Ellis Island was the checking point for steerage only passengers.

A better ticket? Castle Garden, the first stop a ship made to let off passengers.

Now, a searchable database!

04 June 2011

TWIN FRIARS DIE SAME DAY : AGE 92 : ADRIAN and JULIAN RIESTER

Talk about twins... ! Link now to the breaking Yahoo news story about Adrian and Julian Riester who were born the same day and then died the same day. Two lives given to vocation.

(Genealogy seems to sometimes ignore the never married and childless.)

Anyone in your family given over to religious vocation?

03 June 2011

NATIONAL ARCHIVES ON WOMEN BECOMING INSTANT CITIZENS OR NOT!

"In general, immigrant women have always had the right to become U.S. citizens, but not every court honored that right. Since the mid-nineteenth century a succession of laws worked to keep certain women out of naturalization records, either by granting them derivative citizenship or barring their naturalization altogether."


THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IS THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY when it comes to using their records, and naturalization papers may be nonexistent for your female immigrant ancestor.


Link to a good read about this issue now!

01 June 2011


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