Tomorrow: October 26, 2016
Brick Wall SIG Meeting
8:30 AM in the Rhett Butler in the Savannah Center
Tomorrow: October 26, 2016
General Monthly Meeting10:00 AM in the Rhett Butler in the Savannah Center
Topic:"Little Known & Under Used Features of The VGS Website."
Tomorrow: National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair:
"On October 26 & 27, 2016 (Wednesday & Thursday), the National Archives is hosting a two-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. Viewers have the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. Registration is not required."
Teddy Roosevelt Shot; Delivers Campaign Speech Anyway:
"It almost seemed like a political advertising campaign gone awry – but one no consultant would ever dare propose. When Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt formed the Progressive Party to run for a third term as president in 1912, it became known as the “Bull Moose Party” after he declared: “I’m as fit as a bull moose.” Then, thanks to a would-be assassin’s bullet, Roosevelt got the chance to back up that claim."
Bundle of Ten DNA Guides by Diahan Southard – 28% Off through October 31
"Diahan Southard has now written ten 4-page laminated guides on DNA research. These have all turned out to be extremely popular. FRPC is now making a bundle of all 10 available through October 31 at 28% off! That’s just for just $64.44 (plus $5.50 p&h).
Doctor, Doctor! Medical Directories Reveal The Legacies Of UK Medicine:
"Spanning more than 350 years, Ancestry’s new UK Medical Registers document the careers of some of the most notable names in British medical history, including the man who discovered Penicillin, Britain’s first recognised female doctor and even a pair of suspected serial killers from the world of medicine."
Do you have a St. Louis Ancestor?
Add their story to our NEW biography collection!
"In honor of Missouri’s 200th birthday in 2021, we are encouraging StLGS members to submit short biographies and accompanying photos of their St. Louis City/County ancestors. Each bio should be no longer than 500 words and each photo should be a high quality JPG image; please submit all writing and photos electronically. You may submit as many bios as you like."
Documenting and Passing on Family Treasures:
Olive Tree Genealogy
"My grandmother Ruth gave me many family treasures when I was a teenager. They mean the world to me and I spend a lot of time mulling over how best to get the next generation interested in them."
How to Manage, Customize, and Block Notifications in Android Lollipop and Marshmallow:
"Android has always done notifications consistently well over its various iterations. In Android Lollipop and Marshmallow, notifications have gotten even better, giving users specific, granular control over notifications for every application installed on your device."
This Day In History: 25 October
1916: German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria.
1923: The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
1954: President Dwight Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.
1881 Birthday: Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor or over 6,000 works.
Even though it is hard to tell what made people move or disappear, these are just a few possibilities.
1819: First missionaries embarked for Hawaii
1824: Uprising bordered on Civil War
1848-50: Private land ownership introduced