How big is the 1930
123 million people
2,668 reels of microfilm
1,591 reels of soundex
A man finds room in the few square inches of his face for the
traits of all his ancestors, for the expression of all his history, all
his wants. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you looking for important dates regarding naturalization?
Are you looking for important dates regarding naturalization of your
ancestors? These dates are important in the search for you ancestors. For
instance, did you know that in 1804 widows and children of an alien who
died before filing his final papers were granted citizenship? These could
be great help for you. If you would like a copy of this article send a
SASE to Important Dates Regarding Naturalization, The Family Tree, PO Box
2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828.
Do you know the law?
In the City of Duluth, Georgia, per an ordinance enacted May 6, 1907, any
person who was found "riding or driving one or more horses, mules, or
asses, or cattle at an unusually fast gait or rate in the streets or
alleys thereof (Duluth, GA) except in cases of actual necessity..." could
be "fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars," or imprisoned "in
the guardhouse for a term not exceeding 50 days..."
By an ordinance of the same year, "Every male person not under sixteen or
over fifty years old shall be required to pay two dollars street tax...or
work four days on the streets of said town, and upon failure to pay said
tax or work on the streets in lieu thereof" could face the same fine or
imprisonment as the speeders!
From the City of Duluth, Georgia, May 2002 Newsletter via CGGS News and
Reviews, 283 Moss Oak Lane, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.
Was your ancestor in Collin County, Texas before 1900?
Were your ancestors in Collin County, Texas before 1900? If so you are
eligible to become a member of Pioneer Families of Collin County, Texas.
There are two categories of membership.
First Families of Collin County, for those ancestors were residents of the
county at any time between the formation of the county in 1846 and the
close of the Civil War on 9 April 1865.
Reconstruction Families of Collin County, for those whose ancestors were
residents of the county at any time between the close of the Civil War and
31 December 1899.
For those who qualify, a beautiful certificate will be issued for each
ancestor to be honored. The fee for the first ancestor is $25.00. For each
additional ancestor of the same applicant the fee is $10.00. Funds raised
for these fees will be used to support the projects of the Society,
including the purchase of books for the genealogy section of the Gladys
For forms and further information, please send a SASE to: Pioneer Families
Project, Collin County Genealogical Society, PO Box 865052, Plano, TX
Handmade American (St. Andrews) tartan afghan donated to Braveheart
Scottish Weekend 2003!!
Alice Henry, FSA Scot, of St. Paul, Minnesota, who crochets all sorts of
tartan afghans, is donating this American St. Andrews Tartan afghan to
Scottish Weekend in Moultrie, Georgia, in February 2003! (Write for
advance registration form or find it on
The American (St. Andrews) Tartan, also known as the American Bicentennial
Tartan, was initiated by J.C. Thompson, FSTS, modified by J.D. Scarlett,
FSTS, and commissioned by the St. Andrews Society of Washington, D.C., in
1975 in connection with the American Bicentennial of 1976.
The dark blue and the red are the same color as the Stars and Stripes of
the US, and the Union Jack of the U.K., symbolizing Americans with
Scottish ancestry. The medium blue and the azure blue are intended to
provide and even graduation from dark blue to white. Where the lighter
stripes cross each other in the dark blue of the set, the effect is often
that of the stars of the American flag is strong.
This beautiful American Bicentennial Tartan has become generally well
known as the American St. Andrews Tartan, which was the intent of the
Washington St. Andrews Society. They hoped it would outlive the
Bicentennial celebration and it certainly has.
A river of words if flowing across Georgia!
This spring an unusual river will begin flowing from Atlanta, meandering
through Athens and Conyers, rippling across Milledgeville and Savannah,
and curving back inland to Bainbridge and beyond to Moultrie for Scottish
Weekend in February of 2003. This river is no ordinary one. It is a river
carrying words and art of Georgia's student prizewinners in the annual
international contest, River of Words.
Coordinated in the state by the Georgia Center for the Book and Georgia
Project Wet (Water Education for Teachers), River of Words is a poetry and
art project designed to nurture respect and understanding of the natural
world. The competition, begun by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass,
encourages children in grades K through 12 to hone their observation
skills and describe through poetry and art their own place in space.
In the 2002 ROW contest,
Georgia's students showed a tremendous understanding of their ecological
addresses, capturing two national grand prizes in poetry and art, five
national poetry finalists awards, five national art finalist awards, as
well as fifteen poetry and sixteen art prizes at the state level. Winners,
spanning the range of ages, participated from towns across Georgia, from
Snellville to Woodstock, from Evans to Milner.
The ROW exhibition
showcases watercolors such as first-grader Jennifer Qualey's colorful bugs
on water lilies, senior Elizabeth Smith;s "Lazy Days," and fifth-grader
Adam Conner's geometric abstraction of fish. Impressionistic watercolors
and black-and-white photography are featured alongside poems such as "The
Simple Life," "RiverBank Song," and "My World."
Organizers hope that this
touring exhibition of Georgia's talented young poets and artist will
inspire Georgians of all ages to explore their own relationships with the
environment. This is just another "treat" for you when you come to
Moultrie for Braveheart Scottish Weekend!
It's time for the 2002 Marjoribanks Annual
We will follow in the footsteps of Lord and Lady Aberdeen (Ishbel
Marjoribanks) in the their adventure as rancher, during the later years of
the 19th century. The Guisachan ranch, named after Ishbel's father's
highland estate, has long since been swallowed up by mass-produced
housing, but the handsome frame ranch house has been restored and is now a
charming restaurant. The thirteen-thousand-acre Coldstream Cattle Ranch is
still thriving and many of the ranch buildings have survived from Lord
Aberdeen's day. As a reminder of Ishbel's love of animals, there is a
grave where her two favorite carriage horses are buried.
The Kelowna Museum contains much Aberdeen
memorabilia which we will inspect with the help of Ursula Surtees, a
former director of the museum and a descendent of Ishbel's brother Coutts.
Other social events have been planned, as well as the Annual General
Meeting. It's the best opportunity of the year to meet and talk with your
kinsmen and kinswomen. For more information contact: Robert Marjoribanks,
2228 Kipling Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 6T5, Canada.
Charles Monroe Binford, born April 22, 1964 died June 1, 2002. When
Charles was born in Memphis, Tennessee, his parents and older brother Joe
called him "Charlie". When he was two, he and his family moved to Dallas,
Texas. Through out his life, Charles was optimistic, outgoing, and a
stranger to no one. He had many talents. He loved playing soccer, tennis
and basketball with his friends. He and Joe were on the same soccer team,
and were known as the "dynamic duo". He was very musical and played the
cello, drums, and piano. When he was 15, Charles earned his Eagle Scout
award from Boy Scout Troop 82 in Highland Park. He was a 1983 graduate of
Hillcreast High School in Dallas. He attended Stephen F. Austin College in
Charles had a strong faith in God. He loved his family and church family.
He was a member of the Atlanta Church of Christ, where he taught Sunday
School, sang in the choir, and opened the doors at weeknight zone
meetings. He never missed his daily Bible Study with church brothers. He
was a true disciple for Christ by sharing his faith with others. He
enjoyed helping. He was among a group honored by the Governor of Georgia
at the State Capitol for raising thousands of dollars for the Hope for
Kids Foundation. He will be missed by his friends and family.