October 8, 2006

Cluster genealogy

Filed under: Pohl's Backyard — larrypohl @ 4:41 pm

I may have to look into this approach to get past the “road block” I’m experiencing getting through to my paternal grandfather’s side of the family.

Cluster genealogy is a research technique employed by genealogists to learn more about an ancestor by examining records left by the ancestor’s cluster. A person’s cluster consists of the extended family, friends, neighbors, and other associates such as business partners.[1] Researching the lives of an ancestor’s cluster leads to a more complete and more accurate picture of the ancestor’s life.

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October 4, 2006

Could this be the reigning king of Usenet insults ?

Filed under: Bi-Pohlar Disorder — larrypohl @ 5:32 am

From Island Girl in alt.binaries.mac.applications.

…On a good day you’re a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you

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October 2, 2006

1852 New Year Resolutions to Solve Genealogical Mysteries

Filed under: Pohl's Backyard — larrypohl @ 5:40 am

This was posted to a genealogy list I’m on.

“I resolve to see to it that all of my children will have the same given names that my ancestors have used for six generations in a row, and as much as practical, they shall all have the same names as their cousins….”

Sound familiar ?

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