- The address of this (old) blog will remain until further notice. This (old) blog will also remain on the internet permanently as it contains valuable information for genealogists.
- The new blog has a link to this (old) blog.
Man, waar was jy!
Twee volle ure van vrae en antwoorde.
Dis mos wat ons lede soek! Enigeen sou hierdie byeenkoms terdeë geniet het! (Lees berig hieronder.)
Dit was ons eerste vergadering van dié aard wat die volle twee uur geduur het. Twee uur van vrae en antwoorde!
Myns insiens was dit absoluut die moeite werd en behoort ons vorentoe meer sulke geleenthede te skep. Ongetwyfeld is dit DIT wat ons lede wil he! Baie dankie Lucas, Dennis, Richard. -- John Stephens, sekretaris.
MILLS RIVER, North Carolina -- The brambles and underbrush are so thick it's hard to see anything, much less walk around.
Munching through the thicket are four sturdy goats, doing their part to uncover the grave sites of up to 30 early residents of Henderson County.
The Ballard Family Cemetery in North Mills River is the subject of a new experiment: using goats to clear vegetation from historic cemeteries.
"It's hard to tell what's here until we clean it out," says Toby Linville, the county staff member for the Henderson County Cemetery Advisory Committee. "It was so bad, you couldn't move in here."
Credit for the idea goes to Jennie Jones Giles, who heard someone joke that "goats would eat everything here" and borrowed six of the animals to eat through the overgrown thicket.
Giles, director of the Henderson County Heritage Museum, is also a member of the Cemetery Advisory Committee, established by the County Board of Commissioners in 2005. The committee is responsible for identifying and coordinating the county's upkeep of abandoned cemeteries.
Read more at BlueRidgenow.com (click here)
WASHINGTON, 18 December 2009 -- The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has received a Fiscal Year 2010 budget of $469,870,000 under the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, 16 December 2009.
(Exchange rate on 18/12/2009: $1 = R7,58, thus R3 561 614 600.)
The overall appropriation of $469,870,000 is an increase of 2.31 percent over last year's funding of $459,277,000.
"Given these difficult economic times, we are extremely grateful to the Congress and the President for the generous FY 2010 appropriations. We will be able to continue to fund our core programs, offer the same high standard of services to our researchers and the public, and complete much-needed repairs and renovation of the Franklin Roosevelt Library," said David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.
Read more at Eastman's Online Genealogy.
For the genealogist his/her computer is a most important tool. Caring for your screen is vital.
Cleaning laptop and LCD monitor screens is different from cleaning the usual CRT screens and requires some additional care and safeguards. A large part of this is because the traditional CRT screen is made up of glass, so it is a lot less prone to scratches from dust particles then your LCD screen.
Makeuseof.com gives sound advice.
Datum: Saterdag, 19 SEPTEMBER 2009;
Tyd: 14:00 tot 16:00;
Plek: Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk (NG Kerk), Ontdekkerskruin, Phillipslaan, Ontdekkers, Roodepoort (Kaart onder);
Labels: Monthly Meetings
As previously advertised, please note that our August meeting will not take place on the customary third Saturday of the month due to our branch hosting the National Executive Committee meeting. We have thus opted to hold both events on the same day, and so the branch meeting has been moved out to 22 August 2009.
At the conclusion of the NEC meeting, the branch meeting will be addressed by the recently elected President of the GSSA, Hendrik Louw (left), who is no stranger to us.
Note that Lucas Rinken, branch chairman, has extended an invitation to NEC members present to join us for the branch meeting should they have the time and inclination. So we look forward to a larger than normal gathering.
Hendrik’s topics will be:
1. GSSA the Society
Labels: Monthly Meetings