Saturday, November 03, 2007

Reading Roundup - November 3

As I'm listening to the Vols playing Louisiana Lafayette on the radio, I'm surfing through my blog posts.

Is your society looking for an interesting event? Try a genealogy fair such as the one Birmingham Genealogical Society held this weekend. The concept appears to be similar to that of the science fairs we had back when we were in middle school. Each member brings a project which is placed on display. Awards are given for first, second, and third places.

footnote Maven really had her creative juices flowing when she wrote about Little Red Genetic Hood.

I used to live in Ohio. The town of Yellow Springs was about an hour away. It was an interesting little town made up of all sorts of New Age shops. There are a lot of artists in the town. The heart of the town has always been Antioch College which announced earlier this year that it would be closing its doors. Thanks to the college's alumni, the college is going to remain open. One of the more interesting features of the college is Glen Helen which is like a small nature preserve. I always enjoyed hiking there. No visit to Antioch is complete without a visit to Young's Dairy Farm. It looks like their menu has been updated to include gelato now, but it still looks like they have many of the same tasty treats!

Randy has posted the table of contents from the latest issue of The American Genealogist. There are several articles that look interesting to me: Card-Playing and 'The Corrupting of Truth'; Of Nightgowns and Childish Misapprehensions; One Wife Too Many? Two Wives Too Many? 'How It Is and How It Was' (by Ronald A. Hill).

Noel is now only a tropical storm, but Bill West tells us his observations on the storm. I'm glad we won't have a repeat of the Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635.

And, now, in the just for fun category, this video reminds me of my cat, except that my cat is successful in his lower level attempts to get his slave out of bed to feed him.


Unknown said...

Thanks for mentioning the BGS blog! And for keeping up with our "happenings" - do you have Jefferson County ancestors?

BGS Historian/Blog Administrator

Lori Thornton said...

According to my great great grandfather's Civil war pension file, he (James Monroe Thornton) was born in Jefferson County. That would have been in 1825. The family live right along the Walker County/Fayette County line until his father Richard Thornton died. Richard and his wife Agnes hailed from the Carolinas although they married in Georgia.