Monday, March 10, 2014

SHORTIE TIP - Occupations, Jobs

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Genealogy tip for the day: SHORTIE TIP – Context for Jobs


Placing your ancestor in their historical context can help you suggest career occupations. If they live in Boston, MA in the 1800’s, maybe they were in shipbuilding. If they lived in the early 1900’s they were not in computer technology, but maybe the car industry. If they lived in the west as it was settled maybe they were fur trappers.

Look for trends in time periods, migration patterns, guilds or later, unions. The Industrial period started in the late 1800’s. Before that businesses were centered on agriculture and anything that supported it. This can help guide you where to look for occupations. The census records can also indicate their occupation, as well as city directories. Some businesses and vocations may have historical archives for that business or industry. You may be able to find pension records for you ancestor there as well.

Pension information can be found in several places: the above mentioned business archive, or state historical societies or maybe even local ones or specific museums. There may be other places, as well. For example, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) “prior-service” records are at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, KS.  The ‘prior-service’ records were their pension records prior to it going national with their own, RR social security system.

Sometimes you just 'gotta' dig deeper.

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

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Alexander Graham Bell

March 10
515 BC

The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed.
241 BC

The Roman fleet sinks 50 Carthaginian ships in the Battle of Aegusa.
49 BC

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and invades Italy.

In the colony of Virginia, suffrage is extended to all free men regardless of their religion.

"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published.

Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.

The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrender to the British.

Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an allied army at the Battle of Laon, France.

The treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo is signed which ends the United States' war with Mexico.

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying "Watson, come here. I need you."

New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.

The Boers of South Africa score their last victory over the British, capturing British General Methuen and 200 men.

Slavery is abolished in China.

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.

Prussia lifts its Nazi ban. Adolf Hitler is allowed to speak in public.

Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.

Vichy, France threatens to use its navy unless Britain allows food to reach France.

Adolf Hitler calls Field Marshall Erwin Rommel back from Tunisia in North Africa.

The Irish refuse to oust all Axis envoys and deny the accusation of spying on Allied troops.

American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000.

The Big Four meet in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.

Author Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) dies in a fire at Highland Hospital.

North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.

President Dwight Eisenhower calls Senator Joseph McCarthy a peril to the Republican Party.

The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.

James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.

The Senate approves a Constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18.

The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Ban Me Thout, the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.

Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.

The United States bans Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.

The Vatican condemns surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.
Born on March 10

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Friedrich Von Schlegel, German romantic poet and critic (Philosophy of History, History of Literature).

Alexander III, Russian czar.

Hallie Quinn Brown, American educator, women's rights leader.

Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist and composer.

Kathryn McLean (Forbes), author (Mama's Bank Account).

James Herriot, Scottish writer and country veterinarian (All Creatures Great and Small).

G√ľnther Rall, German Luftwaffe ace in World War II.

David Rabe, playwright (Sticks and Bones, Hurlyburly).

James Herriot

Toronto Blessing

(tuh-RON-toh BLES-ing)

noun: A form of religious rapture marked by outbreaks of mass fainting, laughter, shaking, weeping, fainting, speaking in tongues, etc.
After Toronto, Canada, where the phenomenon was experienced in a church in Jan 1994.
"[The movie Pan's Labyrinth] was received in awestruck rapture by the world's press, and left me feeling a little like a Roman Catholic prelate at a pentecostal ceremony, smiling with thin politeness while all around congregants were getting a Toronto Blessing full in the face."
Peter Bradshaw; Hellboy II: The Golden Army; The Guardian (London, UK); Aug 15, 2008.

"We'd have the Toronto Blessing 24/7, hooting away at our own puffed-up selves, and our imagined separation from others -- and laughing in the final realization that we're all in this together."
Geoff Olson; The Great Whatever; Vancouver Sun (Canada); Apr 14, 2001.

Quote for the day

Political freedom cannot exist in any land where religion controls the state, and religious freedom cannot exist in any land where the state controls religion. -Samuel James Ervin Jr., lawyer, judge, and senator (1896-1985)

Today’s Recipe
March - Breakfast Foods
Baked Fruit – 3 ways

Baked Peach Parfait, makes 4 servings.
-Needed: 2 peaches, 1/2 cup oats, 1/8 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey, a few pinches of cinnamon, and a handful of chopped pecans.
In a small bowl, combine the oats, oil, sweetener, cinnamon and pecans. Stir, making sure every oat is coated in oil and sweetener. Slice peaches in half and remove pits. Fill with oat filling and bake at 400 F for 15-18 minutes, until softened and the skin begins to pull away from the fruit. Garnish with whipped cream.
Baked Grapefruit, makes 4 servings. This is great for breakfast or a light dessert!
-Needed: 2 grapefruits and a conservative handful of brown sugar.
Slice grapefruits in half and remove as many seeds as you can. Begin to segment the grapefruit—this will allow the sugar to soak in even more. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 400 F for 16-18 minutes.
Baked Apples (or "Opposite Apple Pie" if you're feeling clever, and I AM), makes 4 servings.
-Needed: 2 apples (I like Granny Smith), 1/4 cup brown sugar, a few pinches of cinnamon and 1/2 sheet of puff pastry.
Core apples and slice in half. Coat the inside with brown sugar. Slice up the puff pastry into thin strips and create a lattice design over the apples. Sprinkle with a little more sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 400 F for 16-18 minutes until puff pastry is golden brown, and apple has softened. Serve with vanilla ice cream!


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