Thursday, February 6, 2014

Photo Tip: Websites


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Captain Kirk

Genealogy tip for the day: Photo tip: Websites

I hope you have enjoyed the discussion on researching your family photos. I don’t have the luxury of researching topics ahead of time. It’s usually done as I go along! Consequently I have posted below some more websites I found just yesterday. I hope these will be of help to you. I see that some of them talk about the very things we have discussed – even putting information into chart form, which I have not been able to do. So cool!

Websites with more information:
And there are a lot more…

Here’s a new one I found:  -this seems to be a comprehensive list of other websites regarding photo identification, many of whom I have researched for my articles.

Websites with posted photos:  (This is a wonderful list of websites that have photos you may be looking for. I was amazed at how many websites there are in her list.)

Photo restoration is a whole other topic which I will not get into. Just let me say that if you have any that have been torn, folded, ruined etc. there are places that can restore them for you, for a fee of course. But if they are valuable or rare photos of your ancestors, you might want to look into it.

I hope these posts on photo research have been a help to you. The next few days we will be talking about a variety of things.

“History is who we are; Genealogy is who I am” sg

If any of these posts are helpful drop us a line in the comments section below. We just want to know if the information we provide to you is beneficial in anyway.

Dalton Gang


Huguenot rebels and the French sign the Peace of La Rochelle.

France recognizes the United States and signs a treaty of aid in Paris.

Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the Constitution.

The Battle of Fort Henry, Tenn., begins the Mississippi Valley campaign.

The Dalton Gang commits its first crime, a train robbery in Alila, Calif.

The Spanish-American War ends.

President McKinley appoints W.H. Taft commissioner to report on the Philippines.

Japan's foreign minister severs all ties with Russia, citing delaying tactics in negotiations over Manchuria.

Germany admits full liability for Lusitania incident and recognizes the United State's right to claim indemnity.

The Washington Disarmament Conference comes to an end with signature of final treaty forbidding fortification of the Aleutian Islands for 14 years.

Mussolini warns Germany to stop agitation in Tyrol.

Germany accepts Kellogg-Briand pact.

Adolf Hitler's Third Reich begins press censorship.

Adolf Hitler opens the Fourth Winter Olympics.

The RAF clears the way as British take Benghazi, trapping thousands of Italians.

Kwajalein Island in the Central Pacific falls to U.S. Army troops.

MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners.

The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.

Cuba blocks the water supply to Guantanamo Naval Base in rebuke of the United State's seizure of four Cuban fishing boats.

Paris and London agree to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel.

Seven U.S. GIs are killed in a Viet Cong raid on a base in Pleiku.

Charles de Gaulle opens the 19th Winter Olympics in France.

President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million in aid to Cambodia.

Queen Elizabeth marks her Silver Jubilee.

Civil rights workers begin a march from Carrolton to Montgomery, Alabama.
Born on February 6

Aaron Burr, 3rd U.S. Vice President.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves. The first player to hit 60 home runs in one season.

Ronald Reagan, film actor and 40th U.S. President (1981-1989).

Mary Douglas Leakey, archaeologist and paleoanthropologist.

Francois Truffaut, French film director (The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player).

Walter E. Fountroy, politician and civil rights leader.

Tom Brokaw, NBC News anchorman.

Bob Marley, reggae musician.

Bob Marley



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From Old French haine (hatred), from hair (to hate). Earliest documented use: 1394.

"You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law ... so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous."
J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Bloomsbury; 2000.


There's a schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side. Half the dogs in America will receive Christmas presents this year, yet few of us pause to consider the miserable life of the pig -- an animal easily as intelligent as a dog -- that becomes the Christmas ham. -Michael Pollan, professor and writer (b. 1955) 

Today’s Recipe
February - Chocolate Lover’s Month

12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
2 tablespoons bourbon or orange, coffee or hazelnut liqueur, optional
Dippers like pretzels, pound cake, crisp bacon, potato chips, strawberries, waffles and cookies for dipping
Put the semisweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, cream, milk, vanilla and salt in a 6-cup heatproof glass bowl that will fit completely inside a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes.
Uncover and stir the chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir in the bourbon or liqueur if using. Continue to cook, covered, until the chocolate is completely melted and warm, 15 to 30 minutes. Whisk the mixture until smooth. Switch the slow cooker to the warm setting and either spoon the chocolate mixture into small serving bowls or serve it right out of the slow cooker with assorted dippers on the side.
Tip: While keeping the fondue warm, water will collect on the inside of the lid of the slow cooker; when you remove the lid to stir the fondue, wipe the excess water off as too much water dripping into the chocolate will eventually cause it to seize or separate.


Now You Know!