Here are some interesting
web sites you might like, lets go site seeing
Arcadia Publishing is
America's leading publisher of regional and local history according to
their web site,
www.arcadiapublishing.com. The have numerous affordable books that may
be of interest to you. Unfortunately very little information is available
about the contents of each book or the time frame it covers.
Family History Radio is a lot
like tuning into a favorite radio program that gives you the latest news
relating to genealogy. There are tips, stories, products and more. And you
can schedule a number of topics at the same time and they keep on playing
while you do other work on the web or off the web, providing you stay
An interesting site that was
mentioned in the Colorado PALAM March Newsletter is
http://world.altavista.com/. This site is called Babel Fish and it
will do instant computer translations between 18 languages. You can enter
your own message, cut and paste from another document, or put the URL
address of a foreign web page into the appropriate space. Then you select
how you want it translated - German to English, English to Spanish or many
other choices available to you.
Ceil Damschroder has
discovered a great site to use before visiting the National Archives to
research the 1930 census. At
http://1930census.archives.gov, you will find all you need to know
about the 1930 census, including how to locate the correct enumeration
district for your ancestors so you know exactly what film to search. Thank
you to the Larimer County Genealogical Society Newsletter, PO Box 9502,
Fort Collins, CO 80525.
The Sept of Blue will hold AGM at GMHG
On July 13, 2002 the Sept of
Blue will hold its Annual Meeting at the Grandfather Mountain Highland
Games in Boone, North Carolina. Stop by the Blue tent at the Games and
inquire about the meeting place. Or you may contact Blue McCaskill or
Nellie Blue Greene at the Greystone Lodge, 2419 Highway 105, Boone, NC or
Ever wonder what those initials on gravestones meant?
Some common fraternal
A.O.H. - Acient Order of Hberians (Irish)
I.O.O.F. - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
W.O.W. - Woodmen of the World
B.P.O.E. - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
F.O.E. - Fraternal Order of Eagles
A.L.O.H. - American Legion of Honor
K.C. - Knights of Columbus
A.O.F. - Ancient Order of Foresters
K.M. - Knights of Malta
M.W.A. - Modern Woodman of America
Thanks to Kishwaukee
Genealogists Newsletter, PO Box 5503, Rockford, IL 61125-0503 via Kith &
Kin, Vol. 18, Mo. 5, p. 4, Jan/Feb. 2002.
The St. Andrew's Society of Connecticut plans Scottish Festival for
The St. Andrew's Society of
Connecticut will hold its annual Scottish Festival on Saturday, October 5,
2002 at the Goshen Fairgrounds on Route 63 in Goshen, Connecticut between
9 am and 5 PM.
Entertainment will be provided by Neil Anderson and Friends, Charlie Zahm,
Ronnie Stewart and Kasha Breau and Friends.
There will be competitions for
highland dancing, and solo bagpiping. The McCulloch Individual Solo Medley
Challenge is also held in bagpiping. Athletics competitions will be held
for men and women. Preregistration is required for the above events.
Childrens games will also be held with sign-up the day of the festival.
The 42nd Royal Highland
Regiment of Foote will hold an encampment. This is camp life for the Black
Watch in the 1700s. This re-enactment group has appeared in various
documentaries and movies.
The festival will be held rain or shine as indoor facilities are
available. Proceeds from previous festivals have gone to various charities
both in the USA and Scotland.
For more information contact.
Betty Oderwald at 203-366-0777.
Royce Neil McNeill opens Scotland's Craft Exhibit at Southern Highland
Royce Neil McNeill, COSCA
Trustee, was the keynote speaker at the May 4th opening of the USA
premiere of the Scottish Crafts Exhibition. The Exhibition is presented by
the Southern Highland Craft Guild at the Blue Ridge Parkway's Folk Art
Center at Milepost 382, East of Ashville.
The exhibit runs through
September 29th and features 106 objects documenting Scotland's indigenous
crafts from the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. The
opening was a celebration of Scottish crafts and heritage that is so
prevalent in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
McNeill is on the board of
directors for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. GMHG will take
place July 11-14 on MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain.
PBS television is making a
documentary on the opening of the celebration that will air at a later
For exhibit details write to Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge
Parkway, PO Box 9545, Ashville, NC 28815, call at 828-298-7928, fax at
828-298-7962, email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or see their web site
My grandfather was WALTON MONROE SMITH born 02/06/1868 (family
bible) or 1872 (1900 census statement) in Doerun, GA. He was Mayor of
Doerun and ran the bank in the 1930s. He died 10/23/1935 in Doerun. He
married GEORGIA MAE WATKINS, born 08/22/1882 in Autreyville, GA in
03/04/1900. They had two sons WALTON MONROE SMITH born 0/23/1905, and JOHN
WATKINS SMITH, born 01/13/1910 (my father) and raised a cousin (after her
parents died) WILLIE V. SMITH born 4/27/1907. JOHN WATKINS SMITH married
GEORGIA EARL INABNIT, born 03/11/1916 in Tampa, FL: on 2/24/1946 in Tampa,
FL. They had two sons MONROE PATTERSON SMITH, born 4/29/1947, in Tampa, FL
and FRANKLIN WATKINS SMITH born 01/04/1953 in Key West, Florida. WALTON
MONROE SMITH married MARGUERITE (unknown last name) from Birmingham,
Alabama. Her father was a doctor. GEORGIA MAE WATKINS' father was BAKER E.
WATKINS, born 11/08/1858 in Covesy or Coosa County, Alabama. BAKER E.
WATKINS was married to JESSIE C. THIERS, born 07/15/1864 in Florida, on
07/10/1879. BAKER E. WATKINS' father was BAKER E. WATKINS born (1801)
08/18/1800 in KY. He married (first marriage) SARAH BERRY born 07/06/1805,
died 12/12/1858, (second marriage) ELIZABETH OWENS, born 1823 in Georgia,
married 07/10/1860 in Sumter County Georgia. My brothers and I would
appreciate any information on any member of the family listed here.
Especially on our Grandfather WALTON MONROE SMITH and his father,
grandfather, etc. Franklin W. Smith, 1758 Iverson Way, Sacramento, CA
The Society of Scottish
Stevensons makes their debut at Loch Norman Highland Games
The newly established Society
of Scottish Stevensons made their first ever appearance at the 2002 Loch
Norman Highland Games near Huntersville, North Carolina on April 19-21.
Frank Belluardo, Jr. and Donald Waugh carried the banner while J. David
Montgomery and Betty Waugh carried the Stevenson Tartan.
The event was a great success
with many interested Stevenson/Stephenson visitors attending. The Society
also attended the "Taste of Scotland" in Franklin, North Carolina on June
15, 2002. This special Scottish Heritage event was sponsored by the
Scottish Tartan Museum.
For more information contact
the museum at 828-524-7472 or visit their web site at
www.scottishtartans.org. People who are interested in learning more
about the Society of Scottish Stevensons should contact J.David Montgomery
at 704-528-0935, email at:
email@example.com, or write to J.David Montgomery, Society of
Scottish Stevensons, PO Box 1248, Troutman, NC 28166.
You're invited to the Georgia Archives Week, October 6-12, 2002
The purpose of Archives Week
is to celebrate the value of Georgia's historic records, publicize the
many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who
maintain our communities' historical records. This is the ideal time to
call attention to your organization or local government and its works in
preserving Georgia's documentary heritage.
For more information contact:
Susan Dick, Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St., Savannah, GA
31401; phone: 912-651-2125; fax: 912-651-2831; or email at:
see the SGA website at :
SAMS and Post 1921 note the passing of member Herbert McDonald.
SAMS and Post 1812 note the passing of member William L. Biggart, Jr.
on March 21, 2002. William was a Navy Chief Photographers Mate during W.W.
II in the Pacific, and served in the Navy Reserve until 1952.
Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald "Jeff" Davis KIA Wednesday 5 December
2001 in Afghanistan, north of Kandahar. Jeff was a member of Detachment
A574, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) based at Fort
Clan Farquharson member Bill Farquhar, a native-born Scot, passed
away recently in Paradise, California. He is remembered by the members of
Clan Farquharson of North Carolina for his laughter at the tent and for
the creative hand made treasures which grace their tent. Our condolences
to his wife Vi and his daughters Heather and Tara.
Indian Census Schedules are now available on microfilm
Indians enrolled in tribes and
living on Indian Reservations are found in NARA microfilm publication
M595, Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (692 rolls). These census rolls were
usually submitted each year by agents or superintendents in charge of
Indian reservations, as required by an act of July 4, 1884 (23 Stat.98).
The data on the rolls vary to
some extent, but usually given are the English and/or Indian name of the
person, roll number, age or date of birth, sex, and relationship to the
head of the family. Beginning in 1930, the rolls also show the degree of
Indian blood, marital status, ward status, place of residence, and
sometimes other information.
For certain years--including
1935, 1936, 1938, and 1939--only supplemental rolls of additions and
deletions were compiled. Most of the 1940 rolls have been retained by the
Bureau of Indian Affairs and are not included in this publication.
There is not a census for
every reservation or group of Indians for every year. Only persons who
maintained a formal affiliation with a tribe under federal supervision are
listed on these census rolls. Indians will also be found in microfilm
publication T626, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930 (2667
Thank you to Trail Breakers,
Clark County Genealogical Society, PO Box 5249, Vancouver, WA 98668-5249.
The BLM General Land Office Records are now back online!
The Bureau of Land management
(BLM) General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation Web site is back up and
running after a court order shut down Department of Interior sites back in
The site contains two million Federal land title records for Eastern
Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908 (with images of the
Additional records issued
between 1908 and the mid-1960s are also being added. Information contained
in these records can be used to order more extensive records from the
National Archives. The BLM site is online at:
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/. Thank you to Nuggets from Paradise,
Paradise Genealogical Society, Inc., PO Box 460, Paradise, CA 95967-0460.
The Outlaw(e) family name, where did it come from?
This English descriptive name
is from the Old Norse word UTLAGI which became the Middle English OUTLAWE.
One who had been charged with breaking the law and had fled from the
king's officers was formally declared "outside the law' and anyone
bringing him to the officers, dead or alive, could claim whatever reward
In some instances, those who
had been excommunicated by the church, were referred to as "outlaws".
Priests were forbidden to either hear the confessions or to give extreme
unction to those outside the church.
Alan le (the) Utlage lived in
Suffolk in 1230 and Robert Outlawe lived there in 1327. John Le Utlawe
lived in Cambridgeshire in 1316. Richard Outlaw was rector of Necton
Church, Norfolk 1661.
The 1790 North Carolina census
records lists 24 families with the spelling Outlaw.
Thank you to The News &
Observer, Raleigh, NC-column by J. C. Downey-1969, via the Carolina Trees
& Branches, Family Research Society of Northeastern, NC, Inc., PO Box
1425, Elizabeth City, NC 27906-1425.
DOMINIC MORISEY and ANNE BRISBANE were parents of JEAN JOSEPH
MORISEY born 8 February, 1702, Vagney, le Vendee, Vosges, France. Irish?
Contact: Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta, Sun City, CA 92586.
Imperial Polk Genealogical Society to present November seminar
Imperial Polk Genealogical
Society will present Dr. George K. Sweitzer in seminar on November 23,
2002, at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida. Subjects include
finding one's ancestors' parents, tracing ancestors back across the
Atlantic, and tracing Revolutionary War genealogy. For more information
write IPGS, PO Box 10, Kathleen, FL 33849 or Alvie L. Davidson CGRS at
Known Cemeteries of Polk County, Florida, Volume II will soon be
Known Cemeteries of Polk
County, Florida are being recorded by Imperial Polk Genealogical Society.
Volume One, published in 2001, will be reprinted soon. Covering the 28
known burial places in the southwest quadrant of the county, it includes
State Road 17 west to Hillsbourough County and from State Road 60 south to
the Hardee County line.
Volume Two went to press at
the end of May. It covers the eastern half of Polk below State Road 60 to
Hardee and Highlands counties. Twenty cemeteries are included.
Details of contents and cost
per volume are available from Ken Davis, Sales Coordinator, PO Box 10,
Kathleen, FL 33849.
Raymond L. Morehead has been awarded a membership in the Society of
Raymond L. Morehead Esq. FSA
Scot., President of the Muirhead Clan Society has been awarded a
membership in the Society of William Wallace, Scotland. He was notified by
letter and certificate, on May 29, 2002. This honor was in recognition for
his discovery of a copy of Documents Illustrative of Sir William Wallace,
His Life and Times, Presented to the Maitland Club by Robert Rogers. Dated
1841. Of which no known translation has been found.
He purchased the copy from a
used book store while researching his own Scottish ancestors, of which one
James Patrick Muirhead, Esq., was listed as a member of the Maitland Club
and then made two copies one in which he kept for the Muirhead Clan
Society and the other he sent to Harry McAlister of Scottish Connections,
Inc. Harry McAlister then sent it to the Society of William Wallace in
Scotland in which he is a member.
The original copy purchased
was then gifted and sent to the Clan Wallace Society USA, in hopes that a
translation can be made and helps shed further light on the life and times
of Sir William Wallace, Scotland's greatest Patriot, Guardian and Hero.
Raymond was offered to be paid
for the copy at one point, but declined, as he said at the time of the
offer he did not consider it his to sell or profit from and intended it as
a gift back to the Wallace's who he thought the rightful owners and who he
hoped it would benefit the most.
Raymond is honored to accept
the gift membership in the Society of William Wallace of Scotland a
nonpolitical organization dedicated to upholding the memory of the man,
his achievements and his selfless devotion for the cause of freedom for
every individual Scot and for his or her country.
Charles Delmar Townsend, editor of Aceto Bookman, died suddenly at
his home of heart related problems. He was 90 years old.
Estate for sale in Scotland!
A small estate is for sale on
the Glencoe side of Loch Leven, which includes half of the historic - but
tiny - island of Eilean Munde. This once gave its name to the parish on
both sides of the loch. The ruins of the church and graveyard on the
island have been vulnerable since the loch became the county boundary
between Argyll and Inverness, leaving the sacred island divided.
This division ended in 1975
when the whole northern part of Appin Parish was separated from Argyll and
was joined to Lochaber and Fort William. Two local parties are hoping to
buy the land - 300 acres with the half-island - for the community. They
are the Friends of Glencoe and the Community Council for Ballachulish and
Glencoe. Perhaps they will get together to bid for any funding which may
2002 Library Holiday
Please call before you come!
The library will be closed
August 5-9 our annual inventory,
September 2 for Labor Day,
November 27-30 for Thanksgiving, and
December 20 - the day after New Year's Day