February, 2008


What technology is indispensable to me as a genealogist and family historian? Well, don’t expect any big surprises here–my indispensable choices are rather pedestrian. Hardware: My 2GB thumb drive is invaluable. It makes my data portable and it’s a decent backup. Software: Okay, I know I’ll seem like a caveman, but for me it’s got to be PAF 5.2. I’ve …Continue reading →


Comments Re: Leslie H. Sabo, American Hero

There are many pleasures and some pains in writing GeneaBlogie, but I don’t think I’ve experienced anything quite as poignant as some of the comments I got about our piece on Sgt Leslie H. Sabo. I decided to give them upfront exposure and you’ll understand why. Moultrie Creek said… Craig, thank you for spotlighting these stories. These men are great …Continue reading →


UPDATE: Date Set for Woodrow Keeble Medal of Honor Ceremony

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, who deserved the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War. He didn’t get it then, but Congress last month passed a law that authorized the Medal for him now. Yesterday, I got this comment from “atrulling:” On March 3,2008 Woody will finally receive his Medal …Continue reading →


Good-bye to A Great Friend

The Albuquerque Tribune died yesterday after a long illness. It was 86 years old. The Tribune was born in 1922 as Magee’s Independent, a weekly sheet. Its midwife and first editor was an Oklahoma City transplant named Carlton Cole Magee (1873-1946). Magee was a lawyer who later invented the parking meter. Magee went after government corruption aggressively. He wrote a …Continue reading →


African-American Military History: Perry Wesley Gines

My uncle, Perry Wesley Gines (1930-1986), left, and an unidentified Coastie friend, about 1949. Perry retired from the Coast Guard at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5, the highest warrant officer rank.


HARP Featured on DearMYRTLE’s Podcast

Our Historical Appellate Review Project is featured on DearMYRTLE’s February 19, 2008, podcast. Thanks, Myrt! I’d been planning to post an update about HARP–that’ll probably appear this weekend.


Carnival’s In Town!

The current edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted. Hosted by Jasia, this edition is sponsored by the charter members of The Academy of Genealogy and Family History. See what the Academy members thought were deserving of iGene Awards for their best efforts in 2007! Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy …Continue reading →


Review Meme

Colleen of Orations of OMcHodoy and Bill West of West in New England have tagged me for a meme that started at Gautami’s My Own Little Reading Room. What issues/topic interests you most–non-fiction, i.e, cooking, knitting, stitching; there are infinite topics that has nothing to do with novels? I read a lot of history these days; especially social and political …Continue reading →


Copyright Issues: Photographs

Around the first of the year, Jewelgirl left the following comment: I would really love to hear your ideas about old photographs and who owns them. I find it hard to think that a 100 year old photo is owned by a 130 year old photographer. And I need a signature from the dead person so I can copy the …Continue reading →


Sacramento African-American Genealogy Seminar

The Sacramento Regional Family History Center will hold its third annual seminar on African-American genealogy on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Registration is $20 with lunch, or $15 without lunch. Preference will be given to advance registrants. The Sacramento Regional Family History Center is located at 2745 Eastern Ave in Arden-Arcade. The center’s phone number is 916-487-2090. It’s open on Tuesdays …Continue reading →

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