Mecklenburg Registry wants you!
A new program, the Founding Families of Mecklenburg Registry, was
officially announced as opened this spring. You are invited to
register your genealogical links to the Founding Families of
Mecklenburg. This registry will honor and perpetuate the memory of
the early pioneers and settlers who lived in Mecklenburg County,
North Carolina on or before North Carolina Statehood on November 21,
Please send a long self-addressed
stamped envelope to request an application for membership in
Founding Families of Mecklenburg, Historic Rural Hill Farm, PO Box
1009, Huntersville, North Carolina 28070.
Thanks to the Rural Hill Farm
Piper Newsletter. For additional help, contact 5435 Hilltop Circle,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28269, telephone 704-596-2079, e-mail
Yes, you can contact your military loved ones - free!
Z-Tel Technologies, Inc. is providing Operation Connect, a free
public service to military families nationwide for the duration of
Operation Iraqi Freedom until US troops come home. Operation Connect
provides military families with unlimited access to Z-Tel's voice
e-mail service free of charge, allowing them to send personalized
voice e-mail messages to their loved ones serving overseas. Military
families are not required to purchase Z-Tel service to take
advantage of Operation Connect.
Military families can register at
www.ztel.com/ustroops or 888-ZTEL-USA (983-5872). Z-Tel is the
only service provider offering this type of personal and secure
communication - and free of charge.
Source: Reunions Magazine, PO Box 11727, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
What's true Scottish blue? Now we know!
Scotland's national flag is one of the most recognizable. .
.diagonal white stripes on a field of blue. Purists and some flag
manufacturers have complained for years that because there is no
"official" shade, the color of the flag has varied wildly from deep
navy to a light shade verging on turquoise.
The Scottish Parliament's
education, culture and sport committee finally changed that,
specifying the blue in the flag should be Pantone 300. George Reid,
a retired Edinburgh accountant who has fought an almost
single-handed battle for the decision, said, "If you look up in the
sky today, that is Pantone 300 - sky blue."
New CBSI leadership elected!
Rosanna Randolph, of Vacaville, California, Judge of Elections for
the Clan Buchanan Society, International reports the results of the
recent election for new officers. Mrs. Randolph writes that she
opened and counted the ballots received on August 8, 2003. The
opening and counting was done under the observation of LtC. George
S. Buchanan, USAF (ret.), First Vice President of The Clan Buchanan
Society, International. The results are: president, John S. Watson;
first vice president, George S. "Buck" Buchanan; second
vice-president, James John Gibson; recording secretary, Shelagh
College; Jerry Baxley (write-in), membership secretary and
treasurer, Jim Gibson.
information on Clan Buchanan, please write CBSI, PO box 2828,
Moultrie, GA 31776-2828.