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READERS' FEEDBACK: 8 Sept 2005

  • Returning Family Bibles
  • Video Gravestones
  • Origins of Erdle/Artley Family
  • Understate/Overstate & Spell Check

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RETURNING FAMILY BIBLES
From: <Ntransusa@aol.com>
RE: http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0816.htm

DearMYRTLE,
I would think you could return the family bible to the oldest living member of that family's line.

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VIDEO GRAVESTONES
From: <LisaKayMcKinney@aol.com>
RE: http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0909.htm

DearMYRTLE,
Love you DearMYRTLE, but I think the gravestone video is creepy! I really do! Humorous, but creepy. However, I am sure some will find it comforting. I just get an "eee-ewe-w-w-w-w-w" feeling when I think about it, and I'm 46 years old! Also, it's a bit undignified, i'n' it? As I said, I love your columns, your work, and especially your comforting voice on your radio show.

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ORIGINS OF ERDLE/ARTLEY FAMILY
From: WARREN ARTLEY
DearMYRTLE,
In response to you inquiry as to where we originated. My earliest ancestor that I have found to date is Johann Heinrich Erdle, I (AKA Artley). He was born in 1675 in Triebes, Reuss-Juengere-Line, Thuringen, Germany. His son, Johann Heinrich Erdle, II came to America on the British Ship London Billander landing in Philadelphia January 8, 1738. On the British ship he was listed as Henry Oertley and his son, John Henry Erdle, III became know as Henry Artley, III in the late 1700's, as he listed himself in his will dated Jan. 24, 1795. Henry Oertley is listed as a passenger in the 3 volume set "Pennsylvania German Pioneers" by Ralph Strassburger, LLD, published by the Genealogical Publishing Co. on page 250 of volume 1. This set is located in the main branch of the Manatee Central Library in Bradenton, Florida where we meet for our society meetings.

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UNDERSTATE & OVERSTATE & SPELL CHECK
From: Christine Bauman <chris.bauman@insightbb.com>
Legacy Family Tree 6 - Radius Searching http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0913.htm

DearMYRTLE,
Didn't you mean "I cannot overstate . . ." or ". . . emphasize" or "Do not underestimate . . . "

[when you wrote]

>I cannot understate the importance of searching in the immediate
>environs of an ancestor's known residence to find the home of his
>bride's parents. In the olden days, when walking or horseback riding
>were the norm, people tended to marry someone within a 5-7 mile radius
>of their own home.

DearCHRISTINE,
THANKS for the heads up! I see that spell check couldn't see the misuse of the word. I have changed the word to OVERSTATE:

I CANNOT OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE of searching in the immediate environs of an ancestor's known residence to find the home of his bride's parents.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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