June 24, 2011
So, where have I been lately?
Working on a Cemetery Project for a local Historical Society. I’ll use that excuse for now. But, back to the quest for finding D. Ridgely Howard as part of the Inferrential Genealogy Process.
While reading Face Book, Dear MYRTLE mentioned a book store that she couldn’t get away from on a recent trip to central Pennsylvania.
Since this Civil War veteran may be a distant relative, I have been watching the Civil War activity, also on Face Book. Of interest has been the The National Civil War Museum. Checking out the websites from Face Book, I realized that they both were in Harrisburg, PA.
On the Calendar of Events was this entry:
Living History Encampment – 1st Maryland Battalion, Company A, CSA
Now, who could miss this event.
Think its time to pay a visit to Harrisburg stopping in both places. We’ll see if there is more information on D. Ridgely Howard at the Encampment and/or Book Store.
Thank you Dear MYRTLE !!!
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.
July 5, 2010
The Cheyney House:
Great Grandparents Home
The current owners were most welcoming to open their home for 4 strangers who pulled into their driveway, last Friday afternoon.
Here is what I was looking for:
It was here ...
Who knows what it looked like in 1916, but I can’t imagine that it was too different.
I now have a copy of a letter that two of the daughters, who lived in this house at some point in their lives, took the baby from here to Brewster, NY when the baby was 5 weeks old.
Thank you, Nancy and Rob