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RE: Tennessee Resources

From: Teresa Elliott <>

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has inventories of most of their microfilm online at

I find it very useful in seeing what records are available before I make a trip there. [NOTE: See also Rutherford County with various other county resources.]

RE: American Red Cross

From: <>

We're contributing gladly! Who knows, later this month or next, or even next year, it could be us! We would be so grateful for the help! Florida has already received their aid during our own crises in Florida last year.

My grandmother was a career Red Cross District Visiting Nurse. I have her Red Cross medal she that she was awarded for her heroic work at setting up the medical tent and relief at Sakonnet Point, Little Compton, R.I., a rural district on the Atlantic coast, right after the horrendous "Hurricane of 1938" ravaged New England. There was only one doctor and she was the only nurse. She was first to get in her report of casualties, etc. to Red Cross Headquarters.

We hear you loud and clear. We donated to the Salvation Army. Thanks for doing such good work.


From: Kathleen <>

Thanks for all the links; they look great. Have you tried Google Earth - satellite images? It's free, however needs a fairly new computer to work. The images are only a few years old and very detailed - can see my car in the driveway. You can type in a house # and street and it gets you close to the building. I enjoy your newsletter and have picked up lots of genealogy tips.

SPRUCING THINGS UP with familiar quotations

I'm thinking about writing a small book of my mother's quotations. Things like, "What if your face freezes like that?", "Birds of a feather flock together", "If you have sex with him he won't marry you", and the one that I have always obeyed, "Don't ever put clean curtains up on dirty windows."

NOTE from Myrt: I think the phrase my mom used was "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"

From: Cindy Walters <>
I live just across the Bay from you in your radio show broadcast on a local radio station that I can get up here in Clearwater? If so, what station and what days and times?

DearMYRTLE's FAMILY HISTORY HOUR Internet Radio Show broadcasts weekly over the "internet" not an "AM or FM" stations. If you go to: you'll find the link to the most current show's page. Each page has 2 places to click to tune in to listen to that show anytime 24/7. You'll also find clickable "Links We Mention" and references to my guests and the topic of the MightyMouse tour. A show is added to the mix each Tuesday, before 9pm Eastern US time. When you click to listen, your computer's .mp3 player will automatically load the file. You may have to click the "play" button to hear the show, other .mp3 players will start automatically. LISTEN as many times as you want, PAUSE, REWIND and FAST FORWARD to the part you prefer. Its also possible to download the files and save them for your iPOD, or ANY OTHER PORTABLE .mp3 PLAYER. Directions for this are located at:

Last month's offerings STILL AVAILABLE for your review 24/7 include:

Show date & guests
with link to related column when available

29 Aug 2005 Show with Holly T. Hansen of & Everton's Genealogical Helper, Evan Eastley of and Elizabeth Powell Crowe on Beginning Genealogy: Vital Records. MightyMouse tour of (clothing & costumes & search option)
23 Aug 2005 Show with Maggie Stewart of USGenWeb, John Vilburn of PAFInsight & Sean Williams of CenMatch. MightyMouse Tour of
16 Aug 2005 Show with author Elizabeth Powell Crowe & Aaron Underwood of GenSmarts. MightyMouse tour of's "Place" section of the FHLC Family History Library Catalog.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
6023 26th Street West PMB 352
Bradenton, FL 34207

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