READERS' FEEDBACK: Railroads, letters,
OCLC & more
- Railroad death
- Old letters, postcards & telegrams
OCLC HeritageQuestOnline for genealogists
- Ordering microfilm to view online
- Decorative pins for Antimacassars &
RE: Railroad death
Something that may be of help to person researching the railroad death: I found
that the death of an ancestor due to a RR accident was challenged in court.
Perhaps the researcher should check the county court house where the person
resided (or the county where the accident occurred if other than place of
residence,) to see if a law suit may have been filed against the railroad in
connection with the death.
This is an interesting website to bookmark about RR
accidents. Probably too recent to be of help here, but may be good for future
LETTERS, POSTCARDS & TELEGRAMS
RE: Old letters, postcards & telegrams
To add to this discussion, after opening the letters and laying flat, be sure to
keep the envelope with the letter. This verifies dates and places which may not
always be present in the body of the letter.
Thank you for the information on preserving all of my Uncle’s letters.
You were very helpful. I am going to take them to
the printers tomorrow. Selfishly, I am not ready to part with the letters right
yet. But giving them to The US Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, is a
great idea. Just seeing the difference in his handwriting as the war progressed
is heartbreaking. -- Again thank you, Janet.
HERITAGE QUEST ONLINE FOR
RE: -- Reader's Reply: OCLC for Genealogists
-- OCLC: What is it and how can it help genealogists?
OCLC HeritageQuestOnline with my library card and it works like
a dream. I downloaded PDF Rev War files of some ancestors and then was able to
put them in Family Tree Maker in Scrapbook. -- Thanks so much for putting the
ORDERING MICROFILM TO VIEW
From: Teresa Elliott [mailto:email@example.com]
2005: The Internet, Genealogists & the
Most of us would totally agree with this, and I know I'd gladly pay $6 to see
the films I need digitized and then put online. Maybe they could set up and
adopt a roll of film program. Each county at:
could [spread the word] that you could adopt a roll
and for a small fee you could help get that county's rolls microfilmed and
online. Even if we added in a fee for the online work and organization, we'd
still be looking at the cheapest fee per roll any of us have ever seen, and once
it's online, it would be free for future users from then on. Then you could not
only view the films, but instead of spending time scanning them, you could just
link to the website.
DECORATIVE PINS FOR
ANTIMACASSARS & CHESTERFIELDS
RE: Decorative pins for Antimacassars & Chesterfields
I use the upholstery pins all the time, the package I have is from the Dritz
(sewing notions, I believe) Company of Spartanburg, SC. I've had these since
1999, they were $ .99 for 10 pins back then. They are labeled on the package as
'Twist Pins", and show a picture of an upholstered chair on the back, saying
'holds slipcovers, mattress pads and doilies in
I was not familiar with the word "antimacassar', so
I went to my Heritage dictionary and this is their explanation, which fits
exactly this discussion:
an.ti.ma.cas.sar n. A protective covering for the
backs of chairs and sofas. [anti- + Macassar, a brand of hair oil.
Keep those cards & letters, er, well, emails coming folks! Your input is
invaluable to the genealogy discussion.
Happy family tree climbing!
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