READERS' FEEDBACK: Preservation,
Attributes & Valentines
- 2006 St. George Jamboree
- Document Preservation
- Great expectations: Not a worthwhile genealogy
- Never give up
- Unreliable records
- Valentine Dittman
- Valentine Hollingsworth
GEORGE JAMBOREE RE:
From: Art Lassagne
It was a pleasure seeing you again, however briefly. Most of us vendors were so
busy that there was little time to visit.
I have to agree that the Jamboree was a great
success. Most of the planning and execution was the work of four women: Holly
Hansen, Bridget Cook, Janie Anderson, and Kimberly Savage. I can't say enough
about what an amazing job they did.
THANK-YOU for reminding ol' Myrt to use her manners and thank our hostesses.
Indeed the MyAncestorsFound.com women did a marvelous job pulling this huge
seminar together. They are planning one in the fall in Cheyenne, Wyoming, too!
For my readers who would like to find our about Art
Lassange's super-fantastic AniMap, visit his website:
Gold Bug Historic Maps and Software, P.O. Box 588
Alamo CA 9450, (925) 838-6277 Fax (925) 314-9332
From: Karen Stuart
Lots of good information here:
EXPECTATIONS: Not a worthwhile genealogy attribute
From: .... valentine53179
Regarding the dump of diary names -- it could be that the person asking is a
seller as in EBAY seller and would rather mover the book to family before
selling it to another location where it could be hidden again for a billion
I could spend the day, every day, posting the eBay
info that sellers have found and attach to their sales but limit myself only to
those areas where I am on a list. And I do clip and send the info and the link
whenever possible. At least then someone in the future could see that:
- one, such a book /thing existed
- and two some of the information that was
I myself would be thrilled to find just a single
one of these tidbits, but I trust now, since I have looked for so long to no
avail, that I will not.
I just don't think that [the Vermont list poster]
is looking for the research to be done and is instead, putting out beacons. Now,
where they are putting it might be questionable, but at least they are PUTTING
it somewhere that is searchable.
GIVE UP RE:
After 50 years I have not given up. I am finding everything I need on the kids,
but I can not find the two sets of grandparents I have been looking for. Fred.
UNRELIABLE RECORDS RE:
CENSUS - I have seen on a census where a step child is listed as the children of
the step-father. I came across this on 1920 census for my father-in-law. He was
listed as son of his step-father (even had his last name the same as his
step-father) But then in 1930 my father-in-law is found with his real last name.
This census shows him [correctly] as the step son.
DEATH CERTIFICATE - From the death certificate of
my great-grandfather, it lists him as born in New York. There is nothing in
regards as to who gave the information, but all other records state he was born
BIBLE RECORDS - I have seen mistakes in old bible
records as well.
Sad to say , but there are very few records that
can be reliable. My own birth record is not correct, as far as the spelling of
my 1st name.
From: Dittmar, Frederick M.
Iím playing catch up with your radio programs. <http://www.dearmyrtle.com/listen.htm>
I listened to the Nov 22 program yesterday about Pilmouth Plantation. Brought
back a lot of memories as Iím from Plymouth and my mother made costumes for
years (1940s Ė 1950s) for those in the old homes, the lecturers at the Rock and
on the Mayflower. She became involved in 1921. See my home page for a photo: <http://frederick.dittmar.org>
One of those white stones up the hill is a Valentine DITTMAN one of several
spellings with Elisebeth DITMER his mother that came through Castle Garden.
I see by scrolling down on your home page that a 1921 "PILGRIM PROGRESS" photo
taken at Plymouth, Massachusetts shows a lady in light color dress. She is your
mother Beatrice Edwina Canning Dittmar. So you see, Fred, documenting the lives
of ancestors is in your genes!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY. I am a descendant of another
Valentine -- the Pennsylvania Quaker known as Valentine Hollingsworth.
Happy family tree climbing!