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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wyoming, New Sweden and a Day You Will Never Forget

I will always remember where I was when President John F. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. I also remember watching each of the Mercury manned launches in my school gymnasium starting with Alan Shepard and ending with "Gordo" Cooper.

Those events happened when I was young and impressionable. September 11 happened when I was an adult and I was able to understand that the world had just changed.

If you missed it, here is Paul Simon's performance of Sound of Silence on Sunday September 11, 2011.

Sunday September 11
* 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
* Visit "United We Serve" and find out how to get involved: www.serve.gov

Monday September 12
* Family History Archive - a searchable collection of published genealogy and family history books.
* Visit and / or contribute: http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php

Tuesday September 13
* Google Tip:
* Looking for a photo editing tool or a great place to share your family photos? Check out Picasa 3: www.picasa.google.com

Wednesday September 14
* Researching in Wyoming? Find census records, town and county histories and more at the Laramie County Library.
* Visit the Special Collections: www.lclsonline.org

Thursday September 15
* The Swedes, led by Johan Printz were the first settlers of New Sweden and established the capital, New Gothenburg in 1643.
* This location is just south of present day Philadelphia.

Map of New Sweden ca. 1650 by Amandus Johnson>

Friday September 16
* Rhode Island State Census records were taken every 10 years from 1865 to 1935
* Check out the Rhode Island State Census Transcription Project
* Check out other New Horizons State Genealogy Projects

Saturday September 17
* Planning a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City?
* Request a Lunch Pass when you arrive at the library each morning. It will give you access to the cafeteria at the Church Office Building 2 blocks away.

If you did not attend the FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) Conference in Springfield last week many of the sessions are availble on CD for a fee. Check out Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording
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Take Care,
Pattie

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