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The Family Tree - June/July 2004
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Here're some helpful suggestions on how to submit a query
1.  Who are you looking for?  Burial site, names of children, wife, etc.  Be specific.
2.  When providing the surname, are there other spellings that may have been used?  Example:  Calkins/Caulkins
3.  Approximate dates, if available, are helpful in narrowing the search - birth, death, marriage, also, last known to be living in or near.  Example:  born 1848 NY, married Sarah Webster 1869.  Lived in Grant co. 1880.  Not listed as a survivor in daughter's obit in 1892.
4.  Occupation - religion, if known.
5.  Always include a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope - don't expect a reply without one.  An e-mail address is helpful.
Thanks to: GEMS of Genealogy, Bay Area Genealogical Society, Inc., PO Box 283, Green Bay, WI 54305-0283.

Ulster-Scots reunion set for Kings Mountain, NC
The Ulster-Scots Society of America is to hold its annual reunion at the Kings Mountain battle site in South Carolina on Saturday, October 7, 2004.  The reunion coincides with the celebrations being held at the historic Kings Mountain site to mark the 224th anniversary of the famous battle, a significant turning point for the American patriots in the Revolutionary War against the British. Most of the Overmountain militia men from East Tennessee and the Carolinas who fought at Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780 were Scots-Irish (Ulster-Scots) Presbyterian settlers. "Members of our Ulster-Scots Society from various parts of the States are planning to attend the reunion and we expect the event will advance our recruitment drive," confirms secretary Paul Smallwood. The Kings Mountain historical event coincides with the annual four-day Fall Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia at Norris, East Tennessee.  This musical and cultural event attracts more than 30,000 people, many from the Scots-Irish diaspora in America, some of them from Northern Ireland.
From The Ulster-Scot, The Ulster-Scots Agency official publication, Franklin House, 10-12 Brunswich Street, Belfast BT2 7GE.

Colonial House TV show coming
A new series airing this spring on PBS applies the hot concept of reality television to early American history.  Don't worry, you won't see any bug eating or cheesy dates, but you will see some of the less-refined, little-known elements of Colonial life: indentured servitude, backbreaking labor, public punishment and rigid gender roles. Colonial House, which premiered May 17 at 8 PM EST, recreates a typical 1628 colonial village.  The village's 26 inhabitants, chosen from more than 5,000 applications, received training in Colonial life before sailing to their New World destination on a period tall ship.  They lived in single-story cottages measuring 15 x 20 feet each and struggled to create a functioning colony using the tools of the era. The eight-part series, produced by the same network at 2002s Frontier House, was filmed on the coast of Maine over five months, ending last October. Visit <
http://www.obs.org/wnet/colonialhouse> to find out more.
With thanks to The Family Snoop, Merced County Genealogical Society, PO Box 3061, Merced, CA 95344.

John R. "Peanut Man" Cone, Sr., 78 years old, the former owner of Cone Furniture Store, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, in Tallahassee.  He served in the US Army during World War II with the search light battalion.  He was a Baptist and a member of Hardee's ROMEO Breakfast Group.  He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Tina Andrews; two sons, John Cone, Jr., of Chattahoochee and Thomas Edward Cone of Quincy; eight daughters, Linda Forehand of Quincy and Judy Miller of Mount Pleasant, Denise Cone of Grand Ridge, Rene Cone and  Debbie McFatter, both of Tallahassee, Sue Bruce of Jacksonville, Gail Cone of Port St. John and Kay Cruse of Gainesville, MO; four brothers, Oris Cone of Lake City, R. C. Cone Sr., of Tallahassee, and Harold and Buddy Cone, both of Thomasville, GA; sisters, Boots Langley of Thomasville and Dorothy White of Columbia, SC; 25 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Alvin Cone.

Error was found in 1930 Federal Census for Colquitt County, GA
During a recent search of the 1930 Federal Census for Colquitt County, Georgia, Beth Alligood of Moultrie, Georgia, found that the pages had not been filmed in the exact order at some points.   One family's information would start on the last three lines of one page, but the rest of the information would be three pages further in the microfilm roll. 
Beth passed this information along to The Family Tree so others searching the census for Colquitt County would be aware of the problem.


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