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Family Tree Tuesday – Buckminster Fuller

Posted March 12, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller

Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, including widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. He was the second president of Mensa from 1974-1983. He was born Richard Buckminster Fuller on… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 11, 2013

Posted March 11, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Read any good genealogy articles lately? Check out a few we’ve found below! The Genealogy Sphere Howard Stern digs up some family history (Nj.com) – Howard Stern discusses his family history One Piece of Paper is Not Proof (Genealogy Tip of the Day) – A great tip to remember! Celebrating Women’s History Month – Wedding Day Stories: A Tricky Elopement (Carolina Girl Genealogy blog) – Cheri Hudson Passey shares a great story about her great… Read the full story

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted March 8, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Today, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. Celebrated since the early 1900s, the holiday found its roots in the United States when 15,000 women marched through New York City protesting inequality and oppression in the workplace. In 1911, the first official international women’s day was celebrated across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland as women banded together to demand women’s worker rights. Now the day is celebrated in over 100 different countries all around the world… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Sir Winston Churchill

Posted March 5, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill was a British politician, known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. Churchill served as Prime Minister twice from 1940-1945 and 1951-1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 4, 2013

Posted March 4, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

What great finds have you been up to? In case you missed them, here are some interesting genealogy articles from the past week. The Genealogy Sphere ‘Genealogy is Like Crack’ (The Voice online) – Henry Louis Gates discusses the addictive nature of genealogy Researching Family History: Going the extra mile led to man receiving treasure trove of family genealogy information (Deseret News) – If you ever find family history documents or photos in the trash,… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – John Foster Dulles

Posted February 26, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953-1959. He advocated an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world which made him a significant figure in the early Cold War era. He also advocated support of the French in their war against the Viet Minh in Indochina and it is widely believed that he refused to shake the hand of Zhou Enlai at the Geneva Conference in 1954…. Read the full story

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Monday Recap for February 25, 2013

Posted February 25, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere The Wismer Saucepan (Adventures in Genealogy blog) – Deb Ruth shares her husband’s second cousin twice removed’s patent record for a new saucepan Harriet Tubman’s Tallahassee descendants loan artifacts to archives (Tallahassee.com) – In honor of Black History Month, Harriet Tubman’s descendants loan a few of her artifacts to the FAMU Black Archives Photochrom prints: images to use (The Legal Genealogist) – Judy Russell shares… Read the full story

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The Buffalo Soldier

Posted February 22, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
Buffalo Soldiers

February is Black History month in the U.S., where we celebrate and remember the past and present achievements of African-Americans. In 1866, to help rebuild the country after the Civil War, the United States Congress established the first peacetime all-black regiment in the U.S. Army to help patrol the western frontier. About 6,000 African Americans were recruited into six regiments: 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry Regiments. The last four… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Posted February 19, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. She wrote the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin which was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery, it became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. The novel energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day. After the start of the Civil War, Stowe… Read the full story

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Recap for February 19, 2013

Posted February 19, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Hope everyone had a great long weekend! Check out some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Genealogy for African-Americans challenging (Standard-Examiner) – An aritcle examining the challenges of African-American genealogy Carpe Diem! Missed Genealogy Opportunities (The Olive Tree Genealogy) – Do you have any missed genealogy opportunities? A 1913 will and property owned 120 years ago (Footsteps and Footprints blog) – Roger Glass shares the last will and testemant of his great-great… Read the full story