Thursday, March 13, 2014

SHORTIE TIP – Birth Certificate Woes


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Genealogy tip for the day: SHORTIE TIP – Birth Certificate Woes

Are you having trouble finding a birth certificate or even a baptismal record for you ancestor? Here are some suggestions:
-Order the next closest sibling
-Check the last or next census
-Check for variants in first name, or for nicknames and diminutives.
          Sometimes a person’s official name may be Billie, not William
-Note the time period you are researching. Birth certificates, per se’ didn’t become established until after 1900 and as late as in the 1920’s. Check Everton’s Handybook or The Red Book for a listing per state.

When you find a sibling record, check for:
-Current residence
-Current state
-Spelling of the family name
These and other bits of information on the certificate may give you new clues in finding the one you want.

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William Herschel


St. Felix begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

The 12th recorded passage of Halley's Comet occurs.

Hernando Cortez lands in what will become Mexico.

A statute is passed limiting the sale of slaves in the colony of Virginia.

Congress orders its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.

Astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus, which he names 'Georgium Sidus,' in honor of King George III.

Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.

Jefferson Davis signs a bill authorizing slaves to be used as soldiers for the Confederacy.

The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

Czar Alexander II is assassinated when a bomb is thrown at him near his palace.

The Germans repel a British Expeditionary Force attack at the battle of Neuve Chapelle in France.

Women are scheduled to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men.

A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history.

Finland capitulates conditionally to Soviet terms, but maintains its independence.

Hitler issues an edict calling for an invasion of the Soviet Union.

Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army.

Japanese forces end their attack on the American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville.

Israel demands $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.

The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa on bribery charges.

China invites Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev to visit Beijing.

Cambodia orders Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to get out.

The U.S. Senate votes 54-33 to restore the death penalty.

Arab nations decide to end the oil embargo on the United States.

The United States plans to send 15 Green Berets to El Salvador as military advisors.

Upon the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union.

Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.
Born on March 13

Innocent XII, Roman Catholic Pope

Joseph Priestly, scientist credited with the discovery of oxygen.

Charles Earl Grey, British Prime Minister

Abigail Powers Fillmore, First Lady and wife of Millard Fillmore

Percival Lowell, astronomer who predicted the discovery of the planet Pluto.

Albert William Stevens, balloonist and photographer.

Janet Flanner, writer ("Letter from Paris").

George Seferis, Greek poet.

Albert William Stevens

Roman nose

(RO-muhn noz)

noun: A nose having a prominent bridge. Also known as a hook nose or aquiline nose.
From the belief that this type of nose was common among the Romans.
"The question is: Will Mr. Morales, a strapping Aymara Indian with a Roman nose, an infectious smile and a shock of long black hair, catch on as a durable fashion influence?"
Juan Forero; The Fashion of the Populist; The New York Times; Feb 2, 2006.


A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man. -Arnold Toynbee, historian (1889-1975)

Today’s Recipe
March - Breakfast Foods
(I didn't say they would be healthy!)

Red Velvet Waffles, make 4-5
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup oil (I used vegetable oil)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
In a bowl combine the dry ingredients (the first seven listed above) and whisk to incorporate. Now add in the remaining ingredients and stir until just combined. Allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes. Follow your particular waffle iron directions and make waffles.
Cream Cheese Syrup, makes about 2 1/2 cups
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup cream (I used half and half)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a pot combine the cream cheese, cream and sugar. It helps if you cube the cream cheese into 8 or so small squares. Heat over medium heat until the cream cheese begins to become more liquid. Whisk as you heat to remove any lumps. Once the mixture has become a thick syrup remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. If you want to thin the sauce out even more feel free to add more cream.
You can drizzle the syrup over the waffles just before serving or you can serve it in a small cup and dip waffle pieces in!

Mar 12th Mini Quiche
Mar 13th Red Velvet Waffles, with cream cheese gravy – (I didn’t say they would be healthy!)


Now You Know!