Was GEORGE STREIBEL
(1785-1871) a member of St. John German Church, Baltimore, MD? Burial –
Old Cathedral Cemetery. Actress – "Dorothy Phillips." Reverend PRESTER
BESCHTLER? Spouse MARY FILLINGER (1793-1862). Have picture SUZIE
STRIBLE WEBER (1887-1907) and her mother. Contact:
Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta, Sun City,
The Story of
One of the most popular
pipe tunes to appear on the Scots music scene in recent years is the
haunting "Highland Cathedral, a favorite with bridal couples as an
alternative during the wedding service to "Marie’s Wedding" or even
It appears two Germans
composed the tune – some say brothers – who went by the name Roever and
Korb. Lyrics were set to the tune after the fashion of a national anthem,
and were based on an old legend.
The folk tale goes that,
during the reign of King James I of Scotland. All clan chiefs were
required to assemble in a secret place known as Highland Cathedral, to
pledge a cessation to their constant feuding, and to live in peace with
This they agreed on –
unanimously – and peace prevailed in Scotland, but unfortunately only as
long as the king lived.
Warning: Carrots Can
Nearly all sick people
have eaten carrots. Obviously, the side effects are cumulative.
An estimated 99.9% of all
people who die from cancer have eaten carrots.
Another 99.9% of people
involved in auto accidents ate carrots within 60 days before the
Some 93.1% of juvenile
delinquents come from homes where carrots are served frequently.
Among the people born in
1893 who later dined on carrots, these has been a 100% mortality rate.
All carrot eaters born
between 1900 and 1910 have wrinkled skin, brittle bones, few teeth and
is the Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York’s publication. The
Society is committed to providing the Hispanic community with the
resources needed to help with research on their family history and to
actively seek out and preserve the resources relative to the Hispanic
genealogical past. Hightlights of the activities of this organization
include: general membership meetings, a Puerto Rican genealogy workshop,
celebration of Hispanic Heritage month with educational events, a family
history fair, and seminars. The Fall Winter 2000 issue of Nuestra
Herencia contains such useful information as "Puerto Rico
contributions to the American Military" as historical article, and a
listing of 53 students at the Carlise Indian School who came from the
island of Puerto Rico C1900-1902. Contact: The Hispanic Genealogical
Society of New York, Murray Hill Station, PO Box 818, New York, NY,
10156-0602. Telephone 212-340-4659. E-mail
email@example.com or visit the web
Melungeons were a
group of dark-skinned people with European features frond living in the
mountains of Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia by
explorers as early as the mid-1600s. These people were farmers who spoke
broken English and lived in cabins. They were clearly not Native Americans
nor black or white. The Melungeon Heritage Association is a newly formed
organization whose purpose is to document and preserve the heritage and
cultural legacy of mixed-ancestry peoples in or associated with the
southern Appalachians. This society has as its goal to set up a
clearinghouse of Melungeon related information, an archives of Melungeon
related materials, and to facilitate gatherings and events. Additionally,
they would like to become a central exchange for information on this group
of people. For further information, contact the society at: The Melungeon
Heritage Association, PO Box 4042, Wise, VA 2493. Their web site is
Thanks to Federation of
Genealogical Societies, PO Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940.
National Archives Order
NATF Form 80, used for
ordering military or pension records from the National Archives, has been
NATF Form 85 is now used
for pension records or bounty land warrant applications. A full pension
application file costs $37.00; a pension documents packet costs $14.75;
and a bounty land warrant costs $17.25.
NATF Form 86 is used for
military records from 1775-1916, and the fee is $17.00.
To obtain current NATF
forms, you may:
Send an e-mail to
Write a letter to: National
Archives and Records Admin., Attn: NWCTB, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20408-0001 and
Be sure to:
Provide your name and
Specify the form number
State the number of forms you need (limit five per order).
For more ordering
information, visit the NARA web site
Thanks to Footprints,
Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogical Society, PO Box 10166, Loves
Park, IL l61131-0166.
Past President of Clan Carmichael USA, passed away Saturday, September 15,
2001, while on vacation with his wife in Aruba. Helton traced his Scottish
ancestry back to Dougal Carmichael who was born in Scotland in 1750 and
came to America from Fort William, then fought for the British during the
Revolutionary War. He was born July 25, 1931.
Helton and wife, Tommie
Anne, were married in 1954; and they have two children, Alana and Scott.
They all reside in Marietta, Georgia.
Helton had a degree in
Forest Management from Mississippi State University; and he retired from
the U.S. Forest Service in 1984 to begin a new career working with
training programs for underprivileged youth. In recent years he had led
teams of workers in building homes for Habitat for Humanity; and just this
summer led a team to build homes in New Zealand. He was in the process or
organizing a team of volunteers to go to Scotland next year.
Helton, a member of Clan
Carmichael since 1982, attended all international gatherings since 1986.
He and his first cousin, Rodney Waltman, along with their wives, manned
the first Carmichael Clan tent at the Stone Mountain Highland Games. He
has been a Commissioner, first vice president and president of Clan
Carmichael USA. He originated the name and was the first editor of The
Eagle Gate newsletter. As immediate Past President, he was currently
chairman of the Nominating Committee for Clan Carmichael USA. In his own
words, "If ever a man was proud of his name and heritage, it is I."
Memorial donations may be
made to the Carmichael Mansion Roof Fund, 1585 Grant Road, Lox Altos, CA
Can you help?
The Wisconsin Society for
the Sons of the American Revolution are seeking graves of Revolutionary
War veterans buried in Wisconsin. When an alleged veteran is called to the
group’s attention, they attempt to certify that the burial is that of a
This is done by completing
a search of official records – service records, pension records, muster,
etc. They will also attempt to locate the burial site and photograph it.
This information eventually is placed on their website:
The goal of this project is
to have the names of those certified as Revolutionary Veterans put on a
bronze plaque to be placed in the State Capitol or Veteran Museum. The
plaque would leave room for veterans revealed at a later time.
Write to: Harold
Klubertanz, 2 La Salle St., Madison, WI 53713 or e-mail
Thanks to Wisconsin State
Old Cemetery Society, 6100 West Mequon Rd., Mequon, WI 53092-1951.
Blair Society for
Genealogical Research Convention June 22-23, 2002 in Fort Wayne,
The next Blair Society for
Genealogical Research Convention will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with
research facilities available at the Allen County Public Library, one of
the finest genealogical research libraries in the united States. Why not
get together all those "cousins" you’ve been communicating with and form a
"study group" at the Blair Society Convention? With all the "cousins"
hunting, many more documents can be searched. A hospitality suite will
provide a place for informal discussions, and a chance to get to know one
another. Details of the convention will appear soon on the Society
http://www.BlairSocity.org and registration forms will be included in
the Winter issue of Blair Family Magazine, 113, Carlisle Court, Cary,
Orphans to Canada
Children taken from
workhouses and orphanages in the British Isles between 1869 and 1930 were
sent to Canada, many losing all connection with their families. Now these
ships’ passenger lists at the Ottawa National Archives in Canada have been
extracted by the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
and released through the Department of Human Resources. For information,
write BIFHSGO, PO Box 38026, Ottawa, ON K2C 1NO, Canada.
Thanks to Rootdigger,
MCGS, PO Box 1206, Ocala, FL 34479-1206.
names new officers
At the Annual Meeting of
Clan MacCallum/Malcolm held July 14 in conjunction with the Grandfather
Mountain Games, a new slate of officers was named. Jon McCollum of
Minnetonka, MN, was named President and Donald Hoskinson Malcolm of
Atlanta, Vice-President, with their terms to begin in July 2002. For this
year, Brown McCallum will take over as interim President, and Donald A.
Malcolm, Roanoke Rapids, NC, will act as Interim Vice President.
J. R. McCallum will
continue as Secretary/Treasurer, with J. Kinloch McCollum Assistant
Secretary/Treasurer. Other officers also will remain the same, with Bob
MacCallum as Vice-President-East and Oscar D. McCollum, Jr.,
Vice-President -West. Jon McCollum and J. Kinloch McCollum, Jr. will
continue as Games Commissioners for the coming year.
Malcolm Cotton Tartan
Donald H. Malcolm reports
that the first 200 yards of Malcolm cotton tartan have been sold, but that
he has received an additional 200 yards and is now taking orders. The
tartan is 54" wide and the cost is still $15 per yard, plus postage, with
any extra proceeds going to the Clan treasury. The price will increase on
any future orders, he states.
Donald and his wife
Joan, who are handling the orders, say that those who have received the
tartan have been very pleased. Send your orders to Don H. Malcolm, Jr.,
1676 Berkford Ct., Atlanta, GA 30319; 770-458-2745; or
Celtic Burial Chariot
A Celtic burial chariot,
complete with human remains, thought to be 2,250 years old, has been found
at a building site near Newbridge, a village west of Edinburgh. This is
the first Iron Age burial chariot ever unearthed in Scotland, and it is
now under intense study at the National Museums of Scotland laboratory.
While the wooden portions
of the chariot had decomposed, both iron wheels and seven iron fittings
were found unscathed. Fragments of tooth enamel from the site indite the
chariot held the body of a high-profile person.
Thanks to The Argent
Castle, Newsletter of Clan MacCallum/Malcolm Society, 3890 Lorli Lane,
Salado, TX 76571.
Do you need help making
genealogy more than just dates?
In 1993, Joanne Todd Rabun
compiled a list of oral history questions from many sources, including her
daughter’s 6th grade class project and a college-level Women’s
Studies class project of her nephew.
The list was printed in
Vol.20 of Rota.Gene. Newsletter. If you will send a stamped, self
addressed envelope with your request "Oral History Questions" to The
Family Tree, PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776, we will be glad to send
you a copy for your project.