Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SHORTIE TIP - College Catalogs and Yearbooks


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Genealogy tip for the day: SHORTIE TIP – College Catalogs

Did your ancestor attend college? Sometimes old college catalogs also had a roster listing students. You might find your ancestor’s name listed if he or she attended that year. Catalogs were usually updated frequently.

Look in the area where that person lived to find schools. If you know where a parent or sibling went, that could also be a possibility for their attendance as well. If you can’t find one locally, look at other places of residences and see if that leads you to any schools.

Don’t forget about trade schools, too. Colleges aren't the only place people could get training or an education. If they were in the medical field, try to find a teaching hospital. Vocational schools and tech schools give you other options as well.

Think about the historical context. Community colleges were often called junior colleges in the past.

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

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Archduchess Marie Louise.

March 11

The Goths lay siege to Rome.

The peace of Rueil is signed between the Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government.

A new legal code is approved for the Dutch and English towns, guaranteeing religious observances unhindered.

The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper is published.

The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise.

Ned Ludd leads a group of workers in a wild protest against mechanization.

The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker becomes the first Indian to lead the Bureau.

Seven hundred Maoris led by their chief, Hone-Heke, burn the small town of Kororareka in protest at the settlement of Maoriland by Europeans, in breach with the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

A Confederate Convention is held in Montgomery, Ala., where the new constitution is adopted.

Union troops under General Ulysess S. Grant give up their preparations to take Vicksburg after failing to pass Fort Pemberton, north of Vicksburg.

Union General William Sherman and his forces occupy Fayetteville, N.C.

A disastrous blizzard hits the northeastern United States. Some 400 people die, mainly from exposure.

British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects the peace overtures offered from Boer leader Paul Kruger.

The Parisian subway is officially inaugurated.

President Teddy Roosevelt induces California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.

President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

The German Air Force becomes an official organ of the Reich.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes the Lend-Lease Act which authorizes the act of giving war supplies to the Allies.

General Douglas MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.

The American navy begins inspecting Vietnamese junks in hopes of ending arms smuggling to the South.

Three men are convicted of the murder of Malcolm X.

Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans.

An FBI agent is shot at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.

Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet leader.

Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

Born on March 11

Robert Treat Paine, Declaration of Independence signer

Thomas Hastings, architect of the New York Public Library.

Sir Michael Campbell, the first motorist to exceed 300 mph.

Frederick IX, King of Denmark

Lawrence Welk, orchestra leader.

Ralph David Abernathy, civil rights leader, associate of Dr. King.

Douglas Adams, British writer, (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Thomas Hastings

Chinese puzzle

(CHAI-neez PUZ-uhl)
noun: A very intricate puzzle or problem.
From the allusion to the complexity of puzzles from China.
"In this psychological mystery, a Chinese puzzle of a movie, Deneuve plays dual roles."
Kevin Thomas; Deneuve Triumphs in 'Crime'; Los Angeles Times: Apr 10, 1998.

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. -John Bunyan, preacher and author (1628-1688)

Today’s Recipe
March - Breakfast Foods

French Toast Sticks, makes 2-3 servings.
4-5 slices of bread (I used an Italian loaf)
4 eggs
2 tablespoons cream (I used half and half)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a generous sprinkle of cinnamon
Mix together the eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Slice the bread into sticks. Coat each pieces in the egg mixture and place on a prepared baking sheet. (You can line with aluminum foil).  You could also grease the baking sheet with a little oil or butter. Don't use parchment paper.
Now sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over each stick. Bake under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. KEEP AN EYE ON IT. Not all broilers were created equal, so watch yours and adjust the bake time. What we are aiming for is for the eggs to cook but also for the sugar to caramelize on top. Think creme brulee.
After 2-3 minutes remove the sticks from the oven, flip and sprinkle on a little more cinnamon sugar. Bake for an additional 2-3 minutes. Now you're ready to serve. These are totally dippable.


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