Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SHORTIE TIP – Non-Genealogical Resources








Genealogy tip for the day: SHORTIE TIP – Non-Genealogical Resources

I’m always on the lookout for sources of information that are helpful to us “genie-people.” I was working Sunday afternoon at the library and came across two book titles that I wanted to pass to you. These both will be helpful in educating yourself on these topics.

When you want to do background research on your ancestor that was involved in one of our ‘military adventures,’ so to speak, finding information on the wars themselves helps add to our general knowledge about those folks, even the particular company or regiment or whatever they were in.

A book that could be helpful to you in your military research is the “West Point Atlas of American Wars” by Col. Vincent J. Esposito. This is a two volume set and the books are quite large.

Vol. I is 1689-1900 and Vol. II is 1900-1953. The Publisher is Frederick A. Praeger of New York. Its copyright date is in 1959, so we are woefully beyond that with more history of our wars. But this is a helpful tool up to the date it goes. Don’t ignore it just because it wasn't printed recently. History doesn't change.

Each two page spread has narration on the left with the map itself on the right in three color design. These could be useful with proper citation, to give your own records illustration of battles in which your ancestors fought. Knowing a company or regiment that your ancestor fought in, makes the reading more interesting.

Next time we’ll look at the other book, which is on Railroading that I think is useful.

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



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March 18
37

The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
1692

William Penn is deprived of his governing powers.
1863

Confederate women riot in Salisbury, N.C. to protest the lack of flour and salt in the South.
1865

The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourns for the last time.
1874

Hawaii signs a treaty giving exclusive trading rights with the islands to the United States.
1881

Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Gardens.
1911

Theodore Roosevelt opens the Roosevelt Dam in Phoenix, Ariz., the largest dam in the United States to date.
1913

Greek King George I is killed by an assassin. Constantine I is to succeed.
1916

On the Eastern Front, the Russians counter the Verdun assault with an attack at Lake Naroch. The Russians lose 100,000 men and the Germans lose 20,000.
1917

The Germans sink the U.S. ships, City of Memphis, Vigilante and the Illinois, without any type of warning.
1922

Mahatma Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience in India.
1939

Georgia finally ratifies the Bill of Rights, 150 years after the birth of the federal government. Connecticut and Massachusetts, the only other states to hold out, also ratify the Bill of Rights in this year.
1942

The third military draft begins in the United States.
1943

Adolf Hitler calls off the offensive in the Caucasus.
1943

American forces take Gafsa in Tunisia.
1944

The Russians reach the Rumanian border.
1950

Nationalist troops land on the mainland of China and capture Communist-held Sungmen.
1953

The Braves baseball team announces that they are moving from Boston to Milwaukee.
1965

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first man to spacewalk when he exits his Voskhod 2 space capsule while in orbit around the Earth.
1969

President Richard M. Nixon authorizes Operation Menue, the'secret' bombing of Cambodia.
1970

The U.S. Postal Service is paralyzed by the first postal strike.
1971

U.S. helicopters airlift 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers out of Laos.
1975

South Vietnam abandons most of the Central Highlands to North Vietnamese forces.
1981

The United States discloses biological weapons tests in Texas in 1966.
1986

Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson.
Born on March 18
1782

John C. Calhoun, U.S. statesman.
1837

Stephen Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885-1889 and 1893-1897), the only U.S. president elected for two nonconsecutive terms.
1842

Stephane Mallarme, French symbolist poet.
1858

Rudolf Diesel, German engineer who designed the compression-ignition engine.
1869

Neville Chamberlin, British Prime Minister (1937-40).
1893

Wilfred Owen, World War I poet.
1932

John Updike, American poet and novelist.
1936

Frederik W. deKlerk, President of the Republic of South Africa.



desuetude

PRONUNCIATION:
(DES-wi-tood, -tyood)

MEANING:
noun: A state of disuse.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin de- (away from) + suescere (to become accustomed). Earliest documented use: 1623.

USAGE:
"Far from being a high-tech wonder, the Earth Station had a sad, neglected air about it, a feeling of desuetude and abandonment."
Douglas Preston; Impact; Forge Books; 2010.



A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)



Today’s Recipe
March - Breakfast Foods


 

Arugula & Chicken Sausage Bread Pudding
Chicken sausage comes in a variety of flavors these days. The flavor you pick will have a big impact, so make sure you pick one you like. We tried and liked sweet Italian, apple and Chardonnay sausage and sun-dried tomato and spinach sausage in this recipe.

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
For the custard:
4 large egg whites
4 large eggs
1 cup skim milk

For the seasonings:
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup sliced fresh basil

For the bread & filling:
4 cups whole-grain bread, crusts removed if desired, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1/2 pound, 4-6 slices)
5 cups chopped arugula, wilted
3/4 cup chopped artichoke hearts, frozen (thawed) or canned
1 cup diced cooked chicken sausage (5 ounces)

For the topping:
3/4 cup shredded fontina cheese

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 11" x 7" glass baking dish or a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.

2. To prepare custard: Whisk egg whites, eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Add mustard, salt, pepper and basil: whisk to combine.

3. Toss bread, arugula, artichokes and sausage in a large bowl. Add the custard and toss well to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and push down to compact. Cover with foil.

4. Bake until the custard has set, 40-45 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and continue baking until the pudding is puffed and golden on top, 15-20 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Per serving:
272 calories
11 g fat (4 g sat, 0 g mono)
174 mg cholesterol
24 g carbohydrate
20 g protein
5 g fiber
696 mg sodium
435 mg potassium

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.

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ENJOY!


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