Video of the Civil War

March 22, 2014

Facebook strikes again.

I had an invite to Friend someone on Facebook. I didn’t know the name, but one of the surnames I knew, Worthington. The location was Mt Airy, Maryland. I know that place and already have a Facebook friend there.

Of course, I friended. What I saw was awesome, a link to a Video

Heart of the Civil War

Last summer I visited Frederick, Maryland for the celebration of Special Order 191. While watching this video, those orders were shown as well as one of the speakers in the video. I had met on that visit.

What was interesting about this visit and the video was my question about why Fredrick was “Union Friendly” while Baltimore, a mere 30-40 miles east was “not so much”. The video helped clarify that issue, including why Maryland was a “border state” and didn’t decide which side they were on.

This past fall, I had the chance to visit Monocacy with another cousin, DearMYRTLE. I didn’t take any pictures on my camera on that visit. My bad.

A book was written by Judge Glenn Howard Worthington that told the story of the battle that took place on his “front lawn”.

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Judge Glenn Howard Worthington’s grandson, David Reed and a National Park Service Ranger are in the place where the Judge watched that battle.

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The front of the house in 1999 when a gathering of Worthington’s supported David Reed as he opened the Worthington Walking Trail in the National Battlefield.

Another visit, but with a little snow on the ground, but the porch had been reattached.

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ca 1900

About 42 minutes  into the video, was the story of the Battle at Monocacy, the battle that “Saved Washington”. The video tells the story of Glenn Worthington. I have seen that basement. In fact the picture I have above, is that same place.

So cool to watch the story that has your “family” mentioned.

Oh, the new Facebook Friend, is a relative of Judge Glenn Howard Worthington as well.

Social Media at work (again). Thank you Paula


Another link via Social Media

April 26, 2012

I have been posting my “Census” house series. One of my first in the series was:

1940 Census–Franklin Brinton Strode

No biggie, is was for 311 South Walnut Street. When I post, it should show up on FaceBook. Within a short period of time, I had a “friend” on FaceBook make a comment that his Great-Great-Grandparents lived at 322 South Walnut Street. Family continued to live there for years after that.

“That address sounds very familiar”, I said to myself. My Grandparents lived at 320 South Walnut Street. However, 320 and 322 are the SAME building.

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The door on the Left, just above the hood of the car, is 322 South Walnut Street.

Who Knew …. Yeah FaceBook


Genealogy Connections

July 5, 2010

Within minutes, after my last post here, I made two ‘cousin’ connections.

I usually have Twitter and Facebook running on my laptop computer while working on my Desktop computer.

I saw a Blog post, looked at it, and my grandparents names and their family was used an example on a How To Do type of Genealogy website.

I couldn’t post directly to the Twitter(er) because the person wasn’t following me. So, I posted a message on the Blog.

That blog post, was posted within minutes of mine and within minutes we were connected.

Within minutes of that, another Twitter went by and it caught my eye. I do read that Blog all of the time. While reading it, I looked at the bottom of the blog which listed a some “other” surnames being researched.

So, within 10 minutes, Based on Twitter, Facebook, and Blogging, I made 2 new Worthington / Cheyney connections.

Happy Dances all around.

Emails are flying all around. I even have homework for my next trip to Chester County, PA to take photos.

If anyone wants to know “Why Facebook”, “Why Twitter”, “Why Blog” …. This is an example.

It all started because of an Answered Phone Call.


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