July 19, 2009
Googling my whole name and my city I came up:
-4 videos (which had nothing to do with me)
Googling my nick name:
-2 web pages (both for a race I ran a few years ago)
– 0 images
– the same 4 videos from previous
I guess this means I have achieved my goal of being completely non-existant in an anonymous world! *snorts*
July 11, 2009
From Randy Seaver’s Geneamusings website:
1) Let’s go time travelling: Decide what year and what place you would love to visit as a time traveller. Who would you like to see in their environment? If you could ask them one question, what would it be?
2) Tell us about it. Write a blog post, or make a comment to this post, or on Facebook, or in Genealogy Wise.
Right now I’ve let go of my mother’s family for awhile. There are lots of things I could get: marriage certificates, death certificates, etc, but it costs money, and I really don’t think I want to shell out any money just yet.
So now, with my entry into DAR, my gaze has settled on the ancestor my grandmother used….Abraham Riggs. I will expound upon him in a later post, but now, suffice it to say this: He was born about 1757 in Accomack County, VA, died in the 1843 in New Iberia, LA, making him about 86ish or so when he died.
I want to meet him. I want to go back in time (when he is younger and has a more trustworthy memory) and ask him if he really fought in the Revolutionary War. I want to tell him not to throw away any papers he may have, and to tell him what trouble he has caused by doing so. Of course if I suddenly popped up in front of him, wearing my normal jeans, and t-shirt, he’d probably run screaming, or try to attack me for being a witch. *laughs*
June 6, 2009
From Genea-Musings: Tonight’s Genealogy Fun is to:
1) Which of your ancestors were alive in 1909?
My grandmother was alive in 1909 in New Iberia, LA. 1910 census has her father Frank (37), her mother Mary (45), my grandmother (7), Kramer (15), Carrie (11), Helen (11), Russell (9), Gordon (4) and Mary’s father, William Kramer (72).
My grandfather, Francis was alive at that point as well in New Orleans, LA. 1910 census has his father Scott P (29), his mother Emma (27), Scott P (7), my grandfather (4), Emma (2), Alex Wurth (sp? 42-boarder), and Lawrence Legnon (sp? 14-boarder). Who the heck are these last two people? The last name Wurth rings a bell, just not sure how….or is it Wirth? Ah there it is….her mother’s maiden name was Wirth… Frances Wirth, widow of George Degenhardt. Digging a litle bit deeper, I find that her only child from the marriage, Adeleine Degenhardt, was born about 2 weeks after her husband died. How sad. Maybe Alex is a brother in law.
On the Patke side, the 1910 census has my great grandfather Henry Patke listed at 19 years old, his father Nick (38), his mother Annie (54), John (17), Joe (15), Katie (14), and Josie (9). They are in Marlin, Falls Co, TX.
On the Smith side, my great-grandfather Jasper Emmett is listed in the 1910 census at 13 years old, his father B G (43), Lizzie his mother (Jane Elizabeth (48)), Jeffie (15), Denis (11) and Otto (8). They are in Washington Parish, LA.
2) Tell us where your ancestral families were living in 1909. What country, state, county, city/town, etc. Who was in the family at the time? Use the 1910 census as “close enough.”
See above for the answer….New Iberia, LA, New Orleans, LA, Washington Parish, LA, and Marlin, TX.
3) Have you found each of these families in the 1910 census? Yep.
4) Write a blog post about your response. Or write a comment to this post.
5) Have fun. Learn something! Definitely learned that I need to start going deeper and further in my research.
May 31, 2009
Bad Joke of the Night:
This is why I didn’t show up for work yesterday. I was cleaning out my wife’s grandpa’s cellar and found 12 bottles of his home-bottled grape wine under the steps. My wife told me to empty the contents of each and every bottle down the sink, or else. I agreed to do the unpleasant task.
I withdrew the cork form the first bottle and poured the contents down the sink, with the exception of one glass, which I drank. I extracted the cork from the second bottle, did likewise, and drank one glass, just to check the taste to see if the old fellow knew his wine making. He did.
I then opened the third bottle, and poured it, too, down the sink, but not until drinking one full glass to check the purity. It was very good. I did this, also with the fourth bottle. One glass for myself, and the rest down the sink. I pulled the bottle from the cork of the next, and drank one sink out of it and threw the rest down the glass. I pulled the sink out of the next glass and poured the cork from the bottle, then corked the sink with the glass, bottled the drink and drank the pour.
When I had everything emptied, I steadied the house with one hand, counted the bottles, corks, glasses and sinks with the other, which were 29, and as the house came by I counted them again, and finally had all the houses in one bottle, which I drank. I felt so foolish that I couldn’t go upstairs and congratulate my wife to tell her what a great winemaker her grandpa was. I will do that after climbing the basement steps the next time they come by.
My Birthday Information:
27 November 1977
Your date of conception was on or about 6 March 1977 which was a Sunday.
You were born on a Sunday
under the astrological sign Sagittarius.
Your Life path number is 8.
Your fortune cookie reads:
Any rough times are behind you.
Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path number 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 7 & 9.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2443474.5.
The golden number for 1977 is 2.
The epact number for 1977 is 10.
The year 1977 was not a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/18/1977 and ending 2/6/1978.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Snake.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Owl; your plant is Mistletoe.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Menchir, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence – Fertile soil).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 18 Kislev 5738.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 19 Kislev 5738.
The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 18.104.22.168.10 which is
12 baktun 18 katun 4 tun 7 uinal 10 kin
The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Sunday, 15 Dhi’l-Hijjih 1397 (1397-12-15).
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 10 April 1977.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 10 April 1977.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 23 February 1977.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 29 May 1977.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 5 June 1977.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 13 September 1977.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Sunday, 3 April 1977.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 22 February 1977.
As of 5/30/2009 9:12:01 PM EDT
You are 31 years old.
You are 378 months old.
You are 1,643 weeks old.
You are 11,507 days old.
You are 276,189 hours old.
You are 16,571,352 minutes old.
You are 994,281,121 seconds old.
Celebrities who share your birthday:
Jaleel White (1976) Brooke Langton (1970) Robin Givens (1964) Caroline Kennedy (1957) Rick Rockwell (1956) Jimi Hendrix (1942) Eddie Rabbit (1941) Bruce Lee (1940) ‘Buffalo’ Bob Smith (1917) James Agee (1909)
Top songs of 1977
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.50371819960861 years old. (You’re still chasing cats!)
Your lucky day is Thursday.
Your lucky number is 3.
Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.
Your lucky dates are 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th.
Your opposition sign is Gemini.
Your opposition number(s) is 5.
Today is not one of your lucky days!
There are 181 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 32 candles.
Those 32 candles produce 32 BTUs,
or 8,064 calories of heat (that’s only 8.0640 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.66 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1977 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1977 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1977 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1977 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
In 1977 the population of Australia was approximately 14,281,533.
In 1977 there were approximately 226,291 births in Australia.
In 1977 in Australia there were approximately 104,918 marriages and 45,150 divorces.
In 1977 in Australia there were approximately 108,790 deaths.
Your birth flower is CHRYSANTHEMUM
Your birthstone is Citrine.
The Mystical properties of Citrine
Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Yellow Topaz, Pearl, Diamond
Your birth tree is
Ash Tree, the Ambition Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with its fate, can be egoistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over heart, but takes partnership very serious.
There are 209 days till Christmas 2009!
There are 222 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon’s phase on the day you were
born was waning gibbous.
There are 27 letters in your name.
Those 27 letters total to 133
There are 11 vowels and 16 consonants in your name.
Greek Female The anointed. English Female Variant of Christine, Christina, and Christiana. Follower of Christ.
An Inner Dream number of 7 means:
You dream of having the opportunity to read, study, and shut yourself off from worldly distractions. You can see yourself as a teacher, mystic, or ecclesiastic, spending your life in the pursuit of knowledge and learning.
Your number is: 7
The characteristics of #7 are: Analysis, understanding, knowledge, awareness, studious, meditating.
The expression or destiny for #7:
Thought, analysis, introspection, and seclusiveness are all characteristics of the expression number 7. The hallmark of the number 7 is a good mind, and especially good at searching out and finding the truth. You are so very capable of analyzing, judging and discriminating, that very little ever escapes your observation and deep understanding. You are the type of person that can really get involved in a search for wisdom or hidden truths, often becoming an authority on whatever it is your are focusing on. This can easily be of a technical or scientific nature, or it may be religious or occult, it matters very little, you pursue knowledge with the same sort of vigor. You can make a very fine teacher, or because of a natural inclination toward the spiritual, you may become deeply emerged in religious affairs or even psychic explorations. You tend to operate on a rather different wavelength, and many of your friends may not really know you very well. The positive aspects of the 7 expression are that you can be a true perfectionist in a very positive sense of the word. You are very logical, and usually employ a quite rational approach to most things you do. You can be so rational at times that you almost seem to lack emotion, and when you are faced with an emotional situation, you may have a bit of a problem coping with it. You have excellent capabilities to study and learn really deep and difficult subjects, and to search for hidden fundamentals. At full maturity you are likely to be a very peaceful and poised individual.
If there is an over supply of the number 7 in your makeup, the negative aspects of the number may be apparent. The chief negative of 7 relates to the limited degree of trust that you may have in people. A tendency to be highly introverted can make you a bit on the self-centered side, certainly very much self-contained . Because of this, you are not very adaptable, and you may tend to be overly critical and intolerant. You really like to work alone, at your own pace and in your own way. You neither show or understand emotions very well.
Your Soul Urge number is: 9
A Soul Urge number of 9 means:
With a 9 Soul Urge, you want to give to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You are highly motivated to give friendship, affection and love. And you are generous in giving of your knowledge and experience. You have very sharing urges, and you are likely to have a great deal to share. Your concern for others makes you a very sympathetic and generous person with a sensitive and compassionate nature.
You are able to view life in very broad and intuitive terms. You often express high ideals and an inspirational approach to life. If you are able to fully realize the potential of your motivation, you will be a very self-sacrificing person who is able to give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.
As with all human beings, you are prone to sometimes express the negative attitudes inherent to your Soul Urges. You may become too sensitive and tend to express emotions strongly at times. There can be significant conflict between higher aims and personal ambitions. You may resent the idea of giving all of the time and, in fact, if there is too much 9 energy in your nature you may reject the idea. You may often be disappointed in the lack of perfection in yourself and others.
Your Inner Dream number is: 7