Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Genealogy Insider


Genealogy tip for today: Highlighting today’s genealogy blog


(Our apologies for a late posting due to technology issues today.) 

Genealogy Tip for today: Have you been watching “Who Do You Think You Are”? This is an interesting show; especially for the genealogist or family historian in the family. For others it may be slow moving to downright boring. I find genealogy fascinating. So I think you can tell what I think of the show.

Genealogy Insider blog site is sponsored by the Family Tree Magazine and Wednesday morning it was already talking about WDYTYA show from the night before. So you can see, it is up to the minute in news in the genealogy world.

They don’t blog daily, but frequently. Within 4 posts I found an entry for last weeks’ WDYTYA. It keeps you abreast of upcoming events (e.g. the new Genealogy Roadshow starting in Sept.) and reports on recent events, (e.g. FGS conference.)

The FGS report is full of new information from and They also reference other blogs that you can cross check yourself for information. If you are looking for a site that keeps you in the know with current events and current information of what is now available, this website is for you.

Have you been reading our other posts? Before we started our blog on this website, our blog was attached to the Rogers Public Library website.  So the tabs at the top of this page are the 3 months entries from the previous site. This way you have access to all our posts in one place. We welcome and desire your comments and input. Let us know what you think.


Blogs Researched:

Genealogy’s Star
Find My Past
Ancestry Insider
Granite in my Blood
The Genealogy blog     
Dear Mytle
Photo Detective

Today in History

Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.

1862 Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten; Both sides sustain heavy casualties.

1914 Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.

1938 The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy–Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, "Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback," is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.

1941 The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph

1944 German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.

1945 Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.

1963 One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his "I have a dream" speech.

1965 The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.

1968 Clash between police and anti-war demonstrators during Democratic Party's National Convention in Chicago.

1979 Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb explodes under bandstand in Brussels' Great Market as British Army musicians prepare for a performance; four British soldiers wounded.

1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to assassinate Pres. Ronald Reagan.

1982 First Gay Games held, in San Francisco.

1983 Israeli's prime minister Menachem Begin announces his resignation.

1986 Bolivian president Victor Paz Estenssoro declares a state of siege and uses troops and tanks to halt a march by 10,000 striking tin miners.

1986 US Navy officer Jerry A. Whitworth given 365-year prison term for spying for USSR.    

1993 Two hundred twenty-three die when a dam breaks at Qinghai (Kokonor), in northwest China.

2003 Power blackout affects half-million people in southeast England and halts 60% of London's underground trains.

2005 Hurricane Katrina reaches Category 5 strength; Louisiana Superdome opened as a "refuge of last resort" in New Orleans.

2012 US Republican convention nominates Mitt Romney as the party's presidential candidate.


Birthdays today:

1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, playwright and novelist, best known for Faust

1774 Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the first U.S.-born saint

1828 Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina)

1882 Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.

1896 Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer

1903 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children

1908 Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.

1925 Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes)

1939 Catherine "Cassie" Mackin, journalist; first woman to anchor an evening newscast alone on a regular basis (NBC's Sunday Night News); NBC's first woman floor reporter at a national political convention

1943 Lou Pinelia, American League Rookie of the Year (1969); 14th-winningest manager of all time

1948 Daniel Seraphine, drummer with the band Chicago

1951 Wayne Osmond, singer, songwriter, TV actor (The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters)

1952 Rita Dove, poet; second African-American poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1987); first African-American Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1993-95); Poet Laureate of Virginia (2004-06).

1965 Shania Twain (Eilleen Regina Edwards), five-time Grammy-winning singer ("You're Still the One"); only female artist to have three consecutive Diamond albums (10 million units sold).

1971 Todd Eldredge, figure skater; Men's World Champion (1996).

1982 Leann Rimes, Grammy-winning singer ("Blue"), actress, (Northern Lights).

1986 Gilad Shalit, Israeli Defense Forces corporal kidnapped by Hamas and held for five years before being exchanged for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

1999 Prince Nikolai of Denmark

Word for the day:  



(verb: AS-puh-rayt, noun: AS-puhr-it)


verb tr.:
1. To pronounce a sound with an exhalation of breath.
2. To pronounce the h sound at the beginning of a word as (hwich) for which.
3. To inhale something (such as a fluid) into the lungs, as after throwing up.
4. To draw a fluid from a body cavity by suction.

1. The sound represented by h.
2. A speech sound followed by an audible puff of breath.
3. The matter removed from a body cavity by suction.



From Latin aspirare (to breathe, blow). Earliest documented use: 1669.



"Woody Allen's tone is often aspirated and screechy, lacking the clarinet's melted chocolate smoothness."
Steven Mirkin; Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band at UCLA; The Hollywood Reporter; Dec 31, 2011.

"Whitney Houston brings out the aspirates or glottals at the start of each word."
Alexandra Coghlan; A Voice That Destroyed Itself; New Statesman (London, UK); Feb 20, 2012.

"This condition causes everything that he eats to aspirate into his lungs."
Benefit Dinner; Idaho State Journal (Pocatello); Dec 1, 2011.


Quote for the day:

A timid question will always receive a confident answer. -Henry Lytton Bulwer, diplomat and author (1801-1872)


August is Sandwich Month

Today’s Recipe

Smokey Chili Joes


Cooking spray
1/2 pound extralean ground beef
1/2 cup prechopped onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 cup ketchup
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green pepper and onions, undrained
6 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
6 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
12 sandwich-cut bread-and-butter pickles



1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Add cumin, chili powder, and chipotle chile powder, and cook 30 seconds. Stir in ketchup, beans, and tomatoes; cook 6 minutes or until slightly thickened.

3. Spoon about 2/3 cup beef mixture over 6 bottom bun halves, and top each with 1 tablespoon cheese and 2 pickles. Top with the remaining bun halves


Now You Know!