|Genealogy in the News|
GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - MAY 2004
Plenty of people have questions about the city of Wyoming - the history of certain houses, details of the area's first settlers, or how to find their grandparents' old homestead. Most know where to get the answers: Annie Lou Helmsderfer. Cincinnati Enquirer (OH), May 31, 2004.
A caring doctor doing his work in the 1860s was unaware his records would one day help unravel a mystery for a former Winter Haven man whose ancestor was buried in the wrong grave after the Civil War. News Chief (FL), May 31, 2004.
Tina Dunkley is using genetics to trace her family's African roots. CNN.com (USA), May 28, 2004.
There are people in our communities, who, like Sherlock Holmes, do detective work, to find out more about what happened, when it occurred and who to. ABC West Coast SA (Australia), May 28, 2004.
The Grayson County Historical Society (Kentucky) is planning a revision and reprinting of 'Historical Sketches and Family Histories of Grayson County' and is asking current and former county residents to send in family histories. Grayson County News Gazette (KY), May 26, 2004.
Once you have found out which towns your ancestors lived in, you will want to find out what the environment was like in that locality. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), May 23, 2004.
James Hetrick is the creator of Clymer Borough's new Web site. Indiana County (Pennsylvania) historian John Busovicki has contributed a number of photos to the site. The Indiana Gazette (PA), May 20, 2004.
The neighbouring Orknay islands of Westray and Papa Westray first attracted the attention of James Wood and his wife Pat Johnson four years ago, when they went there as tourists. Later this month they will begin a more detailed journey, making their way through 300 years of the communitiesí past. The Scotsman (UK), May 17, 2004.
Charles Roth is the great-great grandfather of Betty Burdanís husband, David Burdan. Until recently, the final resting place of Charles Roth has always been a family mystery. The Mercury (PA), May 17, 2004.
It is often due to the selfless dedication of missionaries that settlements are made in remote places and records are left for us to glean some of our genealogy records from. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), May 16, 2004.
Though making plans for their own graduations, six Penn State Worthington Scranton students are helping a non-profit revolutionize Northeastern Pennsylvania genealogy. Scranton Times (PA), May 16, 2004.
Looking over all the information on the history of Bogalusa, Louisiana that Willie E. Ginn had collected over a 26-year period, Albert C. Williams instinctively knew it had to be printed. Daily News (LA), May 14, 2004.
Joseph McFerron, the first court clerk in Cape Girardeau County, had something of a handwriting flaw, but Bob and Ann Parkinson painstakingly decoded McFerron's unusual cursive and have helped make court records from 1805 to 1812 available to anyone who can read typed copy. Southeast Missourian (MO).
The presidents of the three historical societies in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota have met twice about the issue of zero county funding this year and are now making their feelings known publicly. Princeton Union Eagle (MN), May 13, 2004.
Colin Powell, the four-star general who led 28 nations to victory as the architect of operation Desert Storm in the first Gulf War, is laying a claim to Scottish ancestry. The Scotsman (UK), May 11, 2004.
The Library of Michigan and Michigan State University Libraries announce a partnership designed to maximize service for patrons over the next five years. MSU Press Release (MI), May 10, 2004.
Patrons of the Butler County (PA) Library who use Heritage Quest, a comprehensive genealogical Web site, were surprised a few weeks ago when access was abruptly denied. Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PA), May 9, 2004.
While most of our genealogical activists are concerned with finding deceased relatives, it also brings the pleasure of finding living relatives with whom we were not previously acquainted or just had not been able to meet in person. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), May 9, 2004.
A College professor with Williamstown roots and his students have presented the Williamstown House of Local History (Mass.) and the town with a database that was hailed at its presentation as a boon to genealogists. iBerkshires.com (MA), May 5, 2004.
We Welsh have always had a keen interest in genealogy. The family tree is a totem pole around which we've danced for centuries. The Western Mail (Wales), May 1, 2004.
One of the factors that makes genealogy research more manageable is a good collection of research books such as dictionaries and encyclopedias. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), May 2, 2004.
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