Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Son of Ferenc Bauman & Zsuzsanna Grosz
m. 16 Oct 1937 in Manhattan, NYC, NY
Anna Stosz b. 16 Nov. 1910 Segenthau, Temes, Romania;
Daughter of Anton Stosz & Maria Rauner
Monday, April 27, 2009
Front row: Mrs. Jannsen (Marilyn's mother) with Billy Bartos (Dorothy's son), Rose Welcheck Casteel, mother & wife of Creed, Lavern Casteel and peeking in from the side is Mr. Jannsen.
The picture was taken in front of the Jannsen's home on the square in Burton, OH, 23 May 1943. Larry is in his uniform and young Billy, his nephew, dons his hat.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Madness Against Malaria
World Swim Against Malaria
Nothing But Nets
Malaria No More
Sweat for Nets
Friday, April 24, 2009
Gare, Hôtel Grand Union, bureau de poste et Edifice Tourigny en 1892
Moulin à scie et usine électrique d’Achille Gagnon 1897.
L’Union des Cantons de l’Est au début du siècledernier.
Procession de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste de 1897. Au piedde l’hôtel Prince of Wales.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Workshops are free, but teachers must register at email@example.com.
Mapping Our History - Wednesday, May 20 from 4:30-6:30 P.M.
Mapping projects allow students to connect with local history as they gather, analyze, and interpret information about their neighborhood. This workshop will suggest approaches for developing local history mapping lessons and discuss ways to incorporate immigration and oral history into such projects.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Creed Clayton Casteel
b. 6 March 1893 in Hettick, Macoupin Co. Illinois; son of James P. Casteel and Arra Amanda Bacon; d.18 July 1959 in Texas
Married 04 Nov 1918
Rose Treasa Welcheck
b. 18 July 1897 in Barberton, Summit Co., Ohio; daughter of Stephen Welcheck and Margaret Busch; d. 23 Jan 1994
Monday, April 20, 2009
Was a shoemaker in Budepest then worked as a lumberjack in Canada before immigrating to the U.S.
Married Theresa Stosz in Feb. 1938.
Steven Hack died on 7 January 2007 and is buried in Whiting Memorial Park in Whiting, Manchester Township, NJ.
Seabees - Naval Construction Battalions
Construimus, Batuimus - "We Build, We Fight."
During the Second World War, the Seabees performed numerous tasks in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of Operation including building major airstrips, bridges, roads, gasoline storage tanks, and Quonset huts for warehouses, hospitals, and housing.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Early morning thoughts
Sunlight bends into starlight
So much more to do
Saturday, April 18, 2009
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) often names things using acronyms.
The result: Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT)
Sophisticated treadmills are an important part of living in space for extended periods of time. These help the astronauts stay fit and keep their muscles and bones from losing strength. According to NASA Spokesman, Mike Curie, the COLBERT treadmill is a new version that will be operational in August.
Friday, April 17, 2009
17 April 1970 - Following an explosion in space, the Apollo 13 spacecraft returns safely to Earth.
The crew: James A. Lovell Jr., John L. Swigert Jr. and Fred W. Haise Jr.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Joseph Vital Horace Lefebvre - b. 10 Nov. 1872 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Joseph Lefebvre and Julia Louise Lambert; married Marie Anne Turgeon - b. 1887 in Victoriaville, Canada, daughter of Francois Xavier Turgeon and Celina Meunier.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The handwriting is an address, assuming in Budapest:
Bajnok utca = Champion street
30 I m = House number 30, First floor
Bognár Lászlo = name, in Hungarian last name goes first amerika
You can find Bajnok Street on this Map of Budapest at the left side between L and M sections where TEREZVAROS is written = Teresia Town (Budapest Zone VI/6):
The printed text is the photographers name and address:
"OPAL" FENYKEPESZETI MUTEREM = Opal Fotography Studio
BUDAPEST VII = Zone 7, KEREPESI UT = Road
You can find KEREPESI UT, the main Road at the lower middle of the same map.
Another mystery solved.
Friday, April 10, 2009
April 1, 2010 is Census Day.
Taken from the U.S. Census Bureau website - Did you know: In 1790, the first census was taken by U.S. marshals on horseback and counted 3.9 million people.
The last census taken in the year 2000 counted more than 281 million people.The census, taken every 10 yrs, is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
Purpose (other than genealogy) : Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $300 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.
And what we all want to know the most: The April 1st, 1940 census will be released on Sun, April 1st, 2012.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
This monument, erected in his honor in 1911, is located on the corner of Broad and Commerce Streets in Newark, NJ., and reads:
On this Site
Newark's first schoolmaster
opened his School in 1676, holding
it in his home as was the custom
in those days. By vote of the
town's men he was engaged to
"Do his faithful honest and true endeavour
to teach the children or servants of those
as have subscribed...English and also
arethmetick...as much as they are capable
to learn and he capable to teach them."
He was a man of mark in the
community, serving as town's attorney
and later as town's man.
In 1683 he became one of the early
permanent settlers of Deerfield, Mass.
where his services gained for him
the honorable title of "Mr."
He was killed Feb. 29, 1704, in the
defence of his home against an
attack of French and Indians.
He was a guide of youth
and a leader of men
Erected by the Newark Schoolmen's Club
Newark Day, Nov. 6, 1911
Saturday, April 4, 2009
***Genea-Musings Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge - Show us your Genealogy Space***
Okay - I can do that.
This is where you'll find me when I am in the Genealogy Zone. I have found it useful to use two computers simultaneously (the desktop and the laptop to my right) so I can browse the internet on one and key in information on the other without switching back and forth between screen views. I then back up on a jump drive and on both computers to have three current copies of my data in case I have an 'oops' or other traumatic event on one computer.What you do not see is the bookshelf and cabinet full of notebooks and papers of genealogy quests gathered from pre-internet times to present. I have made good progress in organizing much of my loose papers this past year by creating a drawer of hanging file folders all labeled with a surname or region of study. Over time I go through the papers one by one. If the data has been entered into my genealogy program (I use The Master Genealogist) then I put a green highlighter check on it and file it away. I have the usual 'to do' pile and a 'need follow-up on' pile, and a 'someday I'll get to this' pile; plus a cabinet full of stuff not yet assigned to a pile. This is definitely a long term project - but then again so is genealogy!
Royal Air Force Ferry Command
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Buried at: Plot G Row 3 Grave 156
Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is one of 14 American WWII military cemeteries erected on foreign soil. It began as a temporary cemetery in 1943 on land donated to the United States by Cambridge University. Buried there are over 3800 American servicemen and women who died during WWII. Included in the memorials in this cemetery is the jazz band leader, Glenn Miller, who died Dec 15, 1944, on his way to Paris to set up a Christmas program. The cemetery is maintained by the American Battlements Monuments Commission.
Friday, April 3, 2009
On this day, April 3rd, 1043, Edward, the youngest son of King Ethelred the Unready and his second wife, Emma of Normandy, is crowned at Winchester Cathedral. Known as Edward the Confessor, he was born c.1003 in Islip, Oxfordshire, and was the last King of the house of Wessex to rule England. The founder of Westminster Abbey, the place of coronation and burials of the Kings and Queens of England, it was finished and consecrated just before his death at the age of 62 in 1066.
He was canonized in 1161 by Pope Alexander the Third and in 1163, the newly sainted king's remains were enshrined in Westminster Abbey with solemnities presided over by Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Today he remains the patron saint of the royal family.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Frank Bauman and Susanna Grosz.
The second bit of luck came when I located a copy of his Passport application. Here he discloses the town of his birth.
B. Oszlop, Hungary, also known as Bakonyoszlop in the county of Veszprem, Hungary.
Bakonyoszlop is a village located in the Bakony Mountains in Hungary.
Being fairly new to genealogy I can tell you I was quite excited.
It was at this time that I made my first visit to a local Family History Center. There I found a volunteer who was familiar with Hungary and the records available. It was also there that I learned the ways of the microfilm reader, practiced patience, developed a sore shoulder, and learned to decipher what I thought was unreadable handwriting. It all paid off. The LDS had microfilmed the church records for Bakonyoszlop, and a I was able to put together Andrew Bauman's whole family and then some. This was my first big project in researching my family history and the feeling I got when accomplishing this was indescribable. I've have had many other aha moments since then, but the first is always the most memorable ;-)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
In the past people dressed up when travelling by plane or train. Women wore dresses & heels; nothing like the pajamas I saw on one woman that last time I traveled by air. Eeke! I'm all for comfort but that's just wrong!