Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Message Boards

Genealogy tip for the day: Message Boards

Have you ever wished there was someplace where you could go and ask questions, someplace where there are people with similar interests that might could help you, guide you or solve your mystery?

There are ways to do this for those involved in genealogy. They are called Message Boards. There are several websites that serve this purpose.  Feel free to look over these sites and see what questions have already been asked. They maybe some of yours! Then pick one, get on board and fire away.

If you don’t think these meet your needs, type in “genealogy message boards” in a search engine like google and you will find more.

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Charles Lindbergh

April 2

The United States authorizes the minting of the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins as well as the silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime.

Haitian revolt leader Toussaint L'Ouverture takes command of French forces at Santo Domingo.

The British navy defeats the Danish at the Battle of Copenhagen.

Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Richmond, Virginia as Grant breaks Lee's line at Petersburg.

Karl Harris perfects the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces plans to divide the country into 12 districts.

President Woodrow Wilson presents a declaration of war against Germany to Congress.

Jeannette Pickering Rankin is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Virne "Jackie" Mitchell becomes the first woman to play for an all-male pro baseball team. In an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she strikes out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Charles Lindbergh pays over $50,000 ransom for his kidnapped son.

Soviet forces enter Romania, one of Germany's allied countries.

The National Advisory Council on Aeronautics is renamed NASA.

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King begins the first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, Alabama.

Argentina invades the British-owned Falkland Islands.
Born on April 2

Charlemagne, first Holy Roman Emperor.

Giovanni Casanova, Italian adventurer.

Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of fairy tales.

Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor.

Emile Zola, French novelist and activist.

Walter P. Chrysler, founder of Chrysler Automobile Company.

Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor and founder of surrealism.

Kurt Adler, American conductor.

Serge Lifar, dancer and opera director.

Alec Guinness, British actor.

Emmylou Harris, American singer.

Emma Lou Harris

kingdom come

KING-duhm kuhm)

1. The next world; heaven.
2. A place or future time very remote; the end of time.

From the phrase "Thy kingdom come" in the New Testament. Earliest documented use: 1785.

"The teenage Davy Land, is able not only to shoot a flying goose with thrilling accuracy, but to kill a man as well -- two in fact, villains both. ... in defence of his family he blows them both to kingdom come."
Big, Bold, Bare and Spare; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 6, 2001.

"Television channels have found a lazy template, putting out one or the other opinion poll every week and discussing it till kingdom come."
Ashok Malik; India in the Sound & Fury of Polls; The Asian Age (New Delhi, India); Feb 9, 2014.

One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines. -Emile Zola, writer (1840-1902)

Today’s Recipe
April – Tomato Month

2 cups cored, seeded, diced ripe tomatoes
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup tomato juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons sriracha
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup (2 oz.) vodka or gin
Green olives for garnish, optional
Celery sticks for garnish, optional

1. Spread tomatoes and cucumber on a rimmed baking sheet and freeze until just frozen, about 45 minutes.
2. In a food processor, mix frozen vegetables, tomato juice, lemon juice, sriracha, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Pulse until mixture is a fine slush, scraping down sides of bowl a few times if necessary. If pieces are too frozen to process, leave mixture to thaw at room temperature for 5 minutes and try again.
3. Add vodka or gin to food processor and pulse once to mix. Divide mixture between 2 glasses. Garnish with olives and celery and serve with straws, if desired.


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