Chism Family Association
Biennial Reunion will be August 9-11, 2002
The Chism Family Association
Biennial Reunion will be August 9-11, 2002, in Lincoln, Nebraska. A
Genealogy Workshop will be held Friday night; a CCS-USB Breakfast Buffet
on Saturday morning; then a great, new bus tour showcasing some beautiful
and memorable sights of Lincoln; and the CFA Banquet that evening will be
the finale of the weekend. There will be activities planned for children
as well. More details may be obtained at
passed away September 2, 2001. He was the husband of Jean Andelson and
participated in the activities of the Great Lakes Chapter of Clan Gregor
Eiko Bingo Cramer,
wife of Clan Stewart Society in America member, Stewart Stewart-Cramer and
a resident of Mariposa, California, passed away at home. The memorial
service was held August 31, 2001. She was born March 12, 1927 in Poshando,
Kosanji, N.K. and was a member of the Sons of Norway. Survivors include
her husband, daughters, Kinue McLean and Helen Parrish, both of Mariposa
and Keiko Buck of Tampa, Florida; sons, Sherman Cramer of Mariposa,
Masayuki Cramer of Ceres and Sterling Camer of Homitos; brothers Isao
Bingo of Kumanmoyo, Jampan, Hisahiro Shimabara of Nagano, Japan and
Tadahiro Bingo of Tokyo, Japan; 20 grand children and two great
The way it was...
A load of firewood
tumbled off a wagon just after you finished stacking it-and one chunk
fell on your toes that were so frozen they were numb.
You went out to the
cistern to pump a pail of water for the kitchen and found the pump was
You prepared to shovel
your way through a 6-ft. snowdrift at the back door, then remembered you
left the shovel in the barn.
You paid a midnight visit
to the outhouse during a blizzard, and the storm blew out your kerosene
lantern on the way back.
You cuddled together on
the way home from a party, and were glad the horse knew the way by
You finally got to take a
Saturday night "tub" bath in front of the potbellied stove, and your
city friends paid you a surprise visit!
You shivered while trying
to warm your feet over the meshed floor ventilator, then wondered if
they would ever call these the "good ol’ days"!
Armadale Museum of the
Isle of Skye to house permanent Clan Donald Exhibit
Designers Northcross, celebrating their tenth birthday this year, have
been appointed to design the permanent exhibition at the newly created
Clan Donald The Museum of The Isles visitor attraction at Armadale
on the Isle of Skye. The appointment, by Clan Donald Land’s Trust, means a
return to Skye, where 10 years ago when Northcross was first launched, a
visitor attraction on Skye was one of the first projects on their books.
In 1991, when the fledgling company created the Aros centre at Portree,
the Edinburgh based team consisted of a staff of eight. Ten years later
The Northcross Group employs 80 staff from its three bases, with design
teams in Edinburgh and York and a manufacturing facility in East Lothian.
The Museum of the Isles
project tells the story Clan Donald in relation to the history of Scotland
and the Western Isles. The permanent exhibition traces the Clan’s origins
from the Lordship of the Isles, through the clans to Jacobites and chiefs
to landlords right up to the clearances and current ‘global Clan Donald".
The story is told with a contemporary treatment of both the information
and the interior spaces. The scope of the project encompasses the visitor
attraction, all graphics, and a retail area. The project value to
Northcross is £200,000 in total and the attraction will open in Easter
2002. Northcross Chief Executive Graham Russell explains "we always
enjoyed our meetings on Skye and the original Aros Centre project was very
successful for both the client and ourselves, and for the Island of Skye.
We are looking forward to repeating the same success for The Museum of
The Isles, although in 10 years many things have progressed and
developed in visitor attraction design."
The Typical American is
a "Funny Feller"
He gripes because Uncle
Sam does not balance the budget, then borrows $10,000 to buy a new car
he does not need!
He knows every baseball
player in major leagues—but only a dozen words of the
Star Spangled Banner.
He spends lots of money
on vitamin pills to make him feel better, then more on "licker" to make
him feel terrible.
He agitates for more
rigid speed laws to stop fast driving, but won’t buy a new car unless it
will do 120.
Thanks to Martin County
Genealogical Society Newsletter.
Society Reunion set
June 7 & 8, 2002 has been set for
the Hemphill Historical Society Reunion to be held in St. Petersburg
Florida at the Colonial Bayfront Hotel. Anyone interested in Hemphill
History and Genealogy is welcome. Scheduled tours, welcome get-together,
genealogy sessions, guest speaker and banquet are part of the activities.
For more information contact: Ray Hemphill, phone: 770-924-7342 or e-mail:
Roderick MacRae, of
Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been appointed Genealogy Editor for the
bi-monthly Scottish heritage journal, The Highlander, 560 Green Bay
Road, Suite 204, Winnetka, IL 60093. Mr. MacRae, retired from a
professional career in education, is the Convener for the 12-state Great
Rivers Region of the Clan MacRae Society/NA and lectures on Scottish
history and genealogy. He is past President and Treasurer of the Minnesota
Coalition of Scottish Clans; past High Chief of the Minnesota Pan-Celtic
Festival; past national board member for Clan MacRae; past clans
coordinator for the Macalester College Scottish Fair; a member of the St.
Andrews Society/MN and Scottish Heritage USA.
Ted O. Brooke has two
new volumes of interest to researchers. Milton County Georgia
Marriage Records 1865-1931 and Madison County Georgia Marriage
Milton County was created
in 1857 from areas of Cherokee, Cobb and Forsyth counties and ceased to
exist on January 1, 1932, when it was merged with Fulton County. This book
includes all 4,055 marriages recorded in marriage books A, B, C, and D,
recorded from 1866 to 1931. The earliest marriages from 1858 to 1866 were
apparently lost in a courthouse fire in late 1866. Publication of this
book was made possible by a grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation.
The book is arranged alphabetically by grooms and also by brides.
Milton County Georgia Marriage Records 1865-1931 is hardcover, 216
pages, and the price is $28.00 postpaid.
Madison County was created
in 1811 from areas of Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson, and Oglethorpe
counties. This book includes all 5,337 marriages recorded in marriage
books A, B, C, 1, and 2, recorded from 1812-1909. Publication of this book
was made possible by a grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation. The
book is arranged alphabetically by grooms and also by brides. Madison
County Georgia Marriage Records 1812-1909 is hardcover, 239 pages, and
is $30 postpaid.
For more information or to
order, contact Ted O. Brooke, 2055 Foster Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.