Friday, December 09, 2005

READERS' FEEDBACK: SB, Christenings & Such

-- What is the SB Association?
-- Christening dates too close
-- Handheld scanner soap box
-- Handheld Scanner
-- Bill Gates' Age
-- Colorado Sues Genealogy Company
-- Family Tree Form
-- Little Known Implements
-- Spina Bifida Association


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RE: WHAT IS THE SB ASSOCIATION?
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1124.htm

From: Tom Kemp thomas.j.kemp@gmail.com
DearMYRTLE,
I found it for you. It's the Spartan Band. John Trimble, Jr. was an organizer of this group.
See the book: Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies, and Treason Trials in the Civil War by Frank L Klement (LSU Press, 1984) See page 49.


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RE: CHRISTENING DATES TOO CLOSE
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1207.htm

From: Diana/Joe Childers
DearMYRTLE,
[The] article indicates Charles PLAYER was born only six months after his sister Mary. Could this be correct?


NOTE FROM MYRT: Children could be born premature, or the christening could be completed any time. In my experience, I've seen christenings as late as 2 years of age. The church parish records only indicate the christening date. You DID catch that I inadvertantly inserted the christening date in the birthdate field. Thanks for the good eyes!

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RE: HANDHELD SCANNER SOAP BOX
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1205.htm

From: Five Acre Estate
DearMYRTLE,

Since the subject was scanners, I am jumping on my soap box. I want a HP Photosmart 1200 Scanner. It's a scanner that works something like a digital camera, portable! Scan photos in your lap, in an album at your grandmother's house or scan your wallpaper. Problem is I live in the USA and it is only available in the United Kingdom. When I contacted HP here in the USA, they replied there isn't enough interest for this product to be available here in the USA. I can't find a place online that will ship it here either. I think all genealogists and scrapbookers would love it. Here is the UK web-site: http://tinyurl.com/dxzz4

NOTE FROM MYRT: Too bad they have different "plugs" for electricity in the UK, or you could just order one and have it shipped.

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RE: HANDHELD SCANNER
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1205.htm

From: Kathy
DearMYRTLE,
I have a wonderful software program called PaperPort Pro 9 Office by ScanSoft. You can chose to scan either a picture or document. If you have several pages or a booklet that you want to scan you are able to scan page after page as a PDF file so you can scroll and see all the pages within the one scanned PDF file. Another advantage to scanning to PDF is if you have a document that is hard to read when scanned to jpeg. It is easier to see in PDF using the magnifying glass. I have never had an all-in-one. I have always preferred to have printer, scanner, etc. as separate items.


NOTE FROM MYRT: I used to subscribe to the belief that if one part of the all-in-one went bad, you were stuck. However, I've been happy with every HP all-in-one scanner/printer/copier/fax I've owned or that I recommended to clients.

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RE: BILL GATES' AGE
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1205.htm

From: The Lama's
DearMYRTLE,
Ole Bill is older than you give him credit to be. He wrote the most popular version of dos (MS-DOS) used then...that is how he got started!

NOTE FROM MYRT: Yes, I began teaching at Vo-Tech when we had 2 floppy disks and no hard drives. In those days we had PC-DOS and MS-DOS. I stand corrected! Great memory recall!

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RE: COLORADO SUES GENEALOGY COMPANY
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1203.htm

From: Jeffery Scism scismgenie@adelphia.net
DearMYRTLE,
It took me 20 years to convince anyone to do something about this. Success came from the Deseret News of Salt lake.

I contacted them several weeks ago on another genealogy scam that is running, and told them about Morphcorp, and their Midvale, Utah operation which sells fake crests. They contacted the state authorities in Utah, and cross channeled to Colorado, Finally someone listened, and the results hopefully will keep MacMaster (probably an alias) out of business for a while. (He is still taking orders...) The kicker was that he filed his "official" address with the state corporate registry as a City park address.

The word is that "he" hasn't responded to the suit.
Jeffery G. Scism, IBSSG
Genealogy Hall of Shame

NOTE FROM MYRT: I now am living in Midvale (in south Salt Lake) and wondered if I should do a genealogical "drive by" until you mentioned it will only be a city park.

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RE: FAMILY TREE FORM
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1201.htm

From: Marjorie Kinkade
DearMYRTLE,
Here is a neat family tree -- not too many generations. I printed it out & got a cheap matted frame from Wal-Mart and it made a nice gift.

http://genealogy.about.com/library/free_charts/Family_Tree.pdf

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LITTLE KNOWN IMPLEMENTS
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1128.htm

From: Barbara Gross
DearMYRTLE,I have the wool cards that belonged to my great-grandmother. Don't know just how to describe them, but they were used to smooth the wool to get it ready to spin into yarn.

NOTE FROM MYRT: Weren't they called combs or cards?

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WHAT IS THE SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/1124.htm

From: searcher3@mindspring.com
DearMYRTLE,
Just in case someone would like to read a personal note about Spina Bifida -- My cousin Lenore was born with Spina Bifida, in 1918 in Salt Lake City. She was one of four daughters, and she was the only one to be photographed as a tot. A lovely large portrait was made, because it was assumed that she would die very young. People with that ailment never lived to grow up. She was operated on at Primary Children's Hospital, though, and the operation was successful! She told me in later years that it was the first successful operation for a child with that ailment. She was a beautiful woman and a delightful person. She married, worked at a job, and led a long life.

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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