Friday, March 28, 2014

Pinterest Revisited

Genealogy tip for the day: Social Media – Pinterest

Last year we talked about the use of social media to do your genealogy research. Although social media won’t give you information on where your great aunt is buried, or where you third cousin got married it will do many other things that are helpful.

In July of 2013 I mentioned on the 22nd about Pinterest. If you will either click on this link, or go to the tab above (Our Posts on Previous Blog)  and click, then scroll down to the 22nd you will see where we discussed Pinterest. But given that just recently I have once again used this website, myself, I thought I would remind you of it as well.

You can search for family trees, genealogy, genealogy tips, and genealogy forms – any number of related words on Pinterest. What a lot of folks have done is ‘pin’ websites and ideas (among other things) of genealogical interest to their genealogy boards.

You could use even more specific terms to search than what is suggested above, such as the history of a local county, or a genealogy society, or genealogical library… The sky is the limit! 

This is yet another way to look for new ideas, possibilities or websites you didn't know about. This gives a whole new meaning to ‘being pinned.’ If you have looked at a while back, try it again. If you never have, check it out. It is a free board. You only have to register!

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Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower
dies on this date, 1969

March 28

Britain passes the Coercive Act against rebellious Massachusetts.

Britain and France declare war on Russia.

A group of Copperheads attack Federal soldiers in Charleston, Illinois. Five are killed and twenty wounded.

The Salvation Army is officially organized in the United States.

Automobile owners lobby Congress in support of a bill that calls for vehicle licensing and federal registration.

The first seaplane takes off from water at Martinques, France.

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded, Great Britain's first official service women.

President Warren Harding names William Howard Taft as chief justice of the United States.

Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara respectively.

Nazis order a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.

The Spanish Civil War ends as Madrid falls to Francisco Franco.

The Italian fleet is routed by the British at the Battle of Battle of Cape Matapan

English novelist Virginia Woolf throws herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body is never found.

A British ship, the HMS Capbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in France, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship Tirpitz.

Germany launches the last of its V-2 rockets against England.

Juan Peron is elected President of Argentina. He will hold the office for six years.

The U.S. Air Force announces research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.

Dwight D. Eisenhower dies at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.

A major accident occurs at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear power plant

The U.S. Senate passes $100 million aid package for the Nicaraguan contras.

Jesse Owens receives the Congressional Gold Medal from President George Bush.

An American Stealth F117 Nighthawk is shot down over northern Yugoslavia during NATO air strikes.
Born on March 28

Samuel Sewall, British colonial merchant and one of the Salem witch trial judges.

Wade Hampton, Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Aristide Briand, premier of France (1909-22).

Maxim Gorky, Russian short story writer and novelist.

James McCudden, the first RAF pilot to receive the Victoria Cross.

Nelson Algren, novelist (The Man with the Golden Arm, A Walk on the Wild Side).

Frederick Exley, American novelist (A Fan's Notes).

Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, helped confirm the existence of quarks.

Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes).

Presentation of Congressional Gold Medal

Jesse Owens races
Jesse Owens

trump card

(trump kard) 

1. In card games, a suit chosen to rank above the others.

2. Something that gives an overriding, decisive advantage.

An alteration of the word triumph, which was the name of an old card game. Earliest documented use: 1823.

"How big a factor might home advantage be for Kilkenny? Potentially, it could be their trump card."
Vincent Hogan; Kilkenny v Tipperary; Irish Independent (Dublin); Jul 2, 2013. 

The mind is the effect, not the cause. -Daniel C. Dennett, philosopher (b. 1942) 

Today’s Recipe
March - Breakfast Foods


Cooking spray
4 ounces thinly sliced lower-sodium deli ham
4 large eggs
4 English muffins, split and toasted
4 (1-ounce) slices Emmentaler or Swiss cheese


1. Preheat broiler to high.
2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add ham to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Crack eggs into pan. Cover and cook for 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat.
3. Place 4 muffin halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Top each half with 1 cheese slice. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Divide ham among cheese-topped muffin halves; top each with 1 egg and 1 muffin half.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
Calories: 344 
Fat: 14.7g 
Saturated fat: 6.7g 
Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g 
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
Protein: 23.5g 
Carbohydrate: 29.1g 
Fiber: 0.0g 
Cholesterol: 250mg 
Iron: 2mg
Sodium: 553mg
Calcium: 351mg

Mar 12th Mini Quiche
Mar 13th Red Velvet Waffles, with cream cheese gravy – (I didn’t say they would be healthy!)
Mar 14th Triple Berry Smoothie – not just for breakfast any more.
Healthy recipes:
Mar 22nd Eggs Italiano
Mar 24th Golden Polenta and Egg, w/ mustard sauce (looks like it would be good for supper, too.)
Other recipes


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