Searching for information about
ALPHONSO MACDONALD. Please contact Robert W. Macdonald, 2026
North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
ROBERTSON, ROBERT: Where in North Carolina might the
ROBERTSON Families coming early from Scotland, I believe from
Argyll, have settled? I believe our ROBERTSON Families came early to
North Carolina, settling on the eastern coast area. I believe as
early as 1715 or 1745. Might this be the area the Families settled?
My grandfather ROBERT ROBERTSON, one of the youngest, if not the
youngest, was born c.1833. No other member of this large family is
known. Apparently ROBERT, one of a large family of boys, was
orphaned at an early age. According to census records ROBERT's
parents too were born in North Carolina. ROBERT and CATHERINE A.
GARBER married September 3, 1859, Douglas County, Illinois. One son
was born in Illinois, five more sons were born in Indiana before the
family settled in southeastern Colorado where ROBERT died April 8,
1905. Any help would be very much appreciated. Mabel I Robison, 2235
Juntura Ct. S., Salem, OR 97302-2222.
I have the following lines: BARNWELL, BYRD, STRICKLAND,
RUSSELL, WHITE, WATKINS and WEAVER. I believe that RUSSELL and
STRICKLAND might possibly be Scottish. Am I correct? I am quite
interested in the RUSSELL Family, since my great-grandfather married
in Hall County, Georgia, in 1824 to MARTHA RUSSELL and his brother
married a MARY RUSSELL. I think they came to Georgia from South
Carolina. I would love to hear from anyone who could help me with
information about them. Ms. Marion E. Watkins, 1434 Hawthorne Way,
East Point, GA 30344-1749.
Alabama adds several Civil War
The state of Alabama has added several archive databases to its
archive search at
http://www.archives.state.al.us/dataindex.html. There are four
new databases in addition to the Civil War service database. The new
Hardbound Newspapers Database - Includes original newspapers
available at Alabama Department of Archives and History. Searchable
by county, title, and newspaper type (African-American, Populist, or
Newspapers on Microfilm Database - As you might imagine, newspapers
available on microfilm. Also searchable by county, title and type.
Map Database - Only browsable by topic, from "Alabama, General" to
"Outside United States." Listings include author, title, date if
available, and comments on the map.
Photo Database - This photo database contains images which have been
requested by patrons since 2001. The photographs have been scanned
and added to the database with thumbnail images. This database does
not include all images in the ADAH collections. Searchable by
keyword only. A search for "school" found 12 records. Bear in mind
that thumbnail versions only are available in this index.
Source: AZ GAB Newsletter, Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board,
Inc., PO Box 5641, Mesa, Arizona 85211-5641.
Stars And Stripes World War I edition is now available on-line
The United States Army published The Stars and Stripes newspaper for
its forces in France from February 8, 1918 to June 13, 1919. When it
began publication, American forces were dispersed throughout the
Western Front, often mixed at the unit level with British, French
and Italian forces.
The eight-page weekly featured news from home, sports news, poetry,
and cartoons. This on-line collection, presented by the Serial and
Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress,
includes the complete 71-week run of the newspaper's World War I
edition, and it's searchable.
the Stars and Stripes Museum/Library website at
Scholarship information offered
The Clan MacLellan Scottish Cultural Scholarship offers grants to
support the study of Scottish music, dance, language, history or
Each year an applicant is chosen, and applications are open for the
2004 award. Forms are now available. Applications must be received
by May 1 of the award year. The committee will announce the
recipient by July 1.
We seek donations from clan members to support the scholarship fund.
Additional information and applications can be obtained by
contacting Ernie McClellan, Chairman, Scholarship Committee, Think
On, quarterly newsletter of the Clan MacLellan, P.O. Box 397,
Simpsonville, Kentucky 40067.
The Chinese in California now online
The Library of Congress has released a new online collection, The
Chinese in California, 1850-1925, which contains some 8,000 images
and pages of primary source materials. Included in the online
collection are photographs, letters, excerpts from diaries, business
records, legal documents, broadsides, speeches, sheet music, and
other printed materials pertaining to traditional Chinese life in
The collection can be searched by
keyword, subject, group, or theme. Group topics include Collection
of Chinese textbooks and San Francisco Early Views. Themes range
from Chinese American Communities to San Francisco's Chinatown
Business and Politics.
Browse the collection at