Friday, November 8, 2013

Courthouse Research: On Location


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Genealogy tip for today: Courthouse Research: On Location

 

Well, I see that I’m getting old and repeating myself. The end of July and the first of August I had a series of 10 tips on researching courthouse that I got from another website. The current ones have been newly composed and original posts. So, maybe there will be some slightly different information here than before. You suppose I should start making a list of what I talk about?

 

While You Are There:

-Copy everything you can.

-If you can’t photo copy than transcribe or write an abstract including misspellings the information.

-Check the indexes of books you look at and copy them for evaluation later.

-Wait till later to analyze your findings.

-Cite your sources formally or otherwise – but get the information down.

-Concentrate on the unique collections that are not available somewhere else on microfilm – photo collection, private family collection, books not yet filmed, and the like.

 

Points of Courtesy

-Don’t walk in just before closing and ask for a ton of books.

-Don’t regale the staff with boring-to-them stories of your ancestors.

-Don’t pester staff with unnecessary questions. Try finding other researchers and see if they can answer your questions, but don’t bug them to death, either.

-Do as much research ahead of time – days, hours of operation for example.

-Always be respectful and courteous.

-Don’t forget the chocolate. J

 

Be well prepared, have a good trip and come back loaded with new information!

 

Happy Hunting!

 

 

 

 

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Theodosius of Rome

 


392
 
Theodosius of Rome passes legislation prohibiting all pagan worship in the empire.
1226
 
Louis IX succeeds Louis VIII as king of France.
1576
 
The 17 provinces of the Netherlands form a federation to maintain peace.
1620
 
The King of Bohemia is defeated at the Battle of Prague.
1685
 
Fredrick William of Brandenburg issues the Edict of Potsdam, offering Huguenots refuge.
1793
 
The Louvre opens in Paris. But wasn't it already a Palace and it merely opens to the people?
1861
 
Charles Wilkes seizes Confederate commissioners John Slidell and James M. Mason from the British ship Trent.
1864
 
President Abraham Lincoln is re-elected in the first wartime election in the United States.
1887
 
Doc Holliday, who fought on the side of the Earp brothers during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 6 years earlier, dies of tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
1889
 
Montana becomes the 41st state of the Union.
1900
 
Theodore Dresier's first novel Sister Carrie is published by Doubleday, but is recalled from stores shortly due to public sentiment.
1904
 
President Theodore Roosevelt is elected president of the United States. He had been vice president until the shooting death of President William McKinley.
1910
 
The Democrats prevail in congressional elections for the first time since 1894.
1923
 
Adolf Hitler attempts a coup in Munich, the "Beer Hall Putsch," and proclaims himself chancellor and Ludendorff dictator. .
1932
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected 32nd president of the United States.
1938
 
Crystla Bird Fauset of Pennsylvania, becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to a state legislature.
1942
 
The United States and Great Britain invade Axis-occupied North Africa.
1960
 
John F. Kennedy is elected 35th president, defeating Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the closest election, by popular vote, since 1880.
1965
 
Vietnam War, Operation Hump: US 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Bien Hoa Province. Nearby, in the Gang Toi Hills, a company of the Royal Australian Regiment also engaged Viet Cong forces.
1966
 
Republican Edward Brooke of Massachusetts becomes the first African American elected to the Senate in 85 years.
1977
 
Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos discovers what is believed to be the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina in northern Greece.
1983
 
Wilson B. Goode is elected as the first black mayor of the city of Philadelphia.
1987
 
A dozen people are killed and over 60 wounded when the IRA detonates a bomb during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, honoring those who had died in wars involving British forces.
2000
 
Dispute begins over US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore; Supreme Court ruling on Dec. 12 results in a 271-266 electoral victory for Bush.
2004
 
More than 10,000 US troops and a few Iraqi army units besiege an insurgent stronghold at Fallujah.

 
Edmond Halley
 

Birthdays today     

1656
 
Edmond Halley, mathematician and astronomer who predicted the return of the comet that bears his name.
1847
 
Bram Stoker, author (Dracula).
1878
 
Marshall Walter Taylor, "Major Taylor," the world's fastest bicycle racer for a 12-year period.
1879
 
Leon Trosky, Russian Communist leader.
1884
 
Hermann Rorshach, Swiss psychiatrist, inventor of the inkblot test.
1900
 
Albert Friedrich Frey-Wyssling, Swiss botanist and molecular biology pioneer.
1900
 
Margaret Mitchell, American writer who found success in her first and only novel, Gone With the Wind.
1909
 
Katherine Hepburn, American actress who won four Oscars. Her movies included Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story and The African Queen.
1916
 
Peter Ulrich Weiss, German novelist and dramatist (Marat/Sade, The Investigation).
1922
 
Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon, performed the first human heart transplant operation.
1927
 
Patti Page, singer ("Tennessee Waltz," "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?").
1929
 
Bobby Bowden, US college football coach; holds NCAA record for most career wins and bowl wins by any Division I FBS coach.
1931
 
Morley Safer, journalist; 60 Minutes correspondent (1970– ).
1932
 
Ben Bova, noted author of works of science fact and fiction, a six-time winner of the Hugo Award for science fiction and fantasy writing.
1949
 
Bonnie Raitt, blues singer, songwriter, musician. Rolling Stone magazine included her on its lists of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
1950
 
Mary Hart, actress, journalist; hosted Entertainment Tonight TV program 1982–2011.
1954
 
Rickie Lee Jones, singer, songwriter, musician; listed on VH1 list of greatest women of rock music.
1970
 
Tom Anderson, entrepreneur; co-founder of Myspace website.
2003
 
Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

 

 


dreck or drek


PRONUNCIATION:

(drek)

 

MEANING:

noun: Rubbish; trash.

 

ETYMOLOGY:

From Yiddish drek (filth, dirt, dung). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sker- (excrement) that is also the source of scoria and scatology. Earliest documented use: 1922.

 

USAGE:

"Using boot-sale dreck and found rubbish, Michael Landy has created kinetic, three-dimensional versions of saints portrayed in the National Gallery's collection."
Adrian Searle; The Best Art Exhibitions; The Guardian (London, UK); Mar 31, 2013.


Explore "dreck" in the Visual Thesaurus.

 


Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. -Margaret Mitchell, novelist (1900-1949)

 

 

Today’s Recipe

Holiday Cooking

 


 

Ingredients

 

3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
4 tablespoons Butter
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb
¼ cups Half-and-half

Directions

Bring one quart of water to a boil.

Add Yukon Gold Potatoes. When they are fork tender, drain and put back in pot.

Add 4 tablespoons butter, 3 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb Cheese, and enough half and half for your desired thickness.

Mash together and enjoy!!

 
 

 

ENJOY!
 

Now You Know!