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READERS' FEEDBACK: 9 March 2005

-- Re: DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour
-- Re: Locating Books
-- Letters from Iraq
-- Grandmother's Quilts
-- Civil War Letters
-- Copyright & Fair Use
-- Clothing of the Civil War Era

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Re: DearMYRTLE's FAMILY HISTORY HOUR
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From: Five Acre Estate
Dear Myrtle,
Thanks goodness you are taking precautions with your up-coming internet radio show. I just don't know what I would do if you were accidentally exposed (as was Janet Jackson) during a radio broadcast about genealogy. I will be shielding my eyes just incase. If this should happen, I will just have to return those free knives too! I'll be putting on my listening ears for your show. Thanks for keeping me updated on all the genealogy gems in your newsletter. -- Diedra March in Wisconsin.

NOTE FROM MYRT: Yup! Its amazing how the industry is attempting to "over-correct." They are also worried about profanities and such. I simply must come into compliance. <grin>

POST SCRIPT FROM MYRT: Several asked for the "frequency" number for the radio broadcast. Others worried that they wouldn't be able to "tune in" because they can't pick up the East Coast. Well, this WILL be an INTERNET broadcast, so anyone with a computer, access to the internet and working SPEAKERS on that computer will be able to listen. The roll out isn't for 59 days now, and counting. Let's see if I can make the deadline! You will receive a notice via this mailing list, and every page on my website will
provide a link. Not to worry!

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RE: LOCATING BOOKS
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From: Bill Hawkins
Regarding an earlier column on "Locating Books". I entered "Steamship Directory" in my Yahoo Search Bar, hit the WorldCat bottom that is on the far left, and immediately came up with a list of libraries that had Morton Allen's book. It is that easy these days.

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LETTERS FROM IRAQ
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From: Shurlsroots@aol.com
DearMYRTLE,
I am involved with a project to preserve the stories of WWII vets of Japanese ancestry. The letters the soldiers wrote during WWII are of immense value in this work. I hope that the families who are receiving emails from their soldiers in Iraq and other areas where troops are stationed are preserving hard copies of the messages they receive. Otherwise, there will be no record of the experiences of individual soldiers in the 21st Century.

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GRANDMOTHER'S QUILTS
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From: Bettye Davis
I just saw your email re quilts. I am very fortunate to have a couple of my grandmother's quilts. She made them so well that my daughter sleeps under both of them instead of an electric blanket. My grandmother passed away at age 88 in 1958.

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CIVIL WAR LETTERS
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From: FROGAZ1@aol.com
DearMYRTLE,
I have real Civil War letters with the stamps on them, in excellent condition. They were sent to my husband's great grandmother from his great-grandfather when he was serving.

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Re: COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE
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From: FROGAZ1@aol.com
DearMYRTLE,
Do your own copying of old photos on your own printer. I do this so I can give [copies] to all my children.

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CLOTHING OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA
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From: Faye Parker
DearMYRTLE,  
http://www.about.com  a search engine has an entire section on the history of clothing old and new world. You might check there. They divide there search engine into manageable sizes, not like Yahoo or Google, who have gotten almost tooooo big.


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