NO MEETINGS DURING
The November meeting was devoted to a quiz on what you know about the
U S Census 1790 - 1920. It did not require a long meeting, but had
some good “Did you Knows” in the quiz.
MARYLAND GERMAN CHURCH RECORDS VOL 3
GERMAN-AMERICAN GEN RESEARCH-
As supplies last, the book GLIMPSES OF OUR PAST, A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF DODGE COUNTY, NEBRASKA by William E Christensen is on sale at the May Museum for $5.00. If you do not have this lovely book on your book shelf, add it to your collection. There are wonderful photos within the covers.
Do not confuse this book with the newly published IMAGES which the Fremont
Tribune just completed.
Jerry E Schulz
WE WELCOME YOU!
Our sympathy is extended to Richard & Gloria Jacoby in the loss of Richard’s mother, Glovis Jacoby, who passed away on Nov 10, 1999 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Our congratulations are extended to Margie Sobotka in her prestigious award presented to her by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, during their October Conference in Lincoln. This is their first outstanding award given. Margie received it for her service to the society and to all of those doing research. Her work is endless. She is to be congratulated for her many hours of work as a volunteer, not only to our society, but all over the US and Europe. We had a big chuckle, because according to Margie, after receiving this award at the luncheon, she doesn’t remember giving her part of the session to the many persons attending the conference.
“There is nothing I can give you which you have not; but there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take. No heaven can come to us less our hearts find rest in it today.
~~~Take heaven. No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant. Take peace. The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within reach, is joy. Take Joy. And so, at this Christmastime, I greet you with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the daybreak and the shadows flee away~~+~~
From Book 9-Dodge Co NE Marriage Book
Herman S Muntefering-Nell P Russell on 2 Dec
This is a special message regarding the Dodge County Historical Society & Louis E May Museum.
Holidays are fast approaching us, and we want everyone to be aware that their will be a special exhibit, designed by Jeff Kappeler, featuring recreated Christmas scenes from the works of Nebraska authors using appropriate artifacts . They will be located in various rooms of the May Museum, and the log cabin.
The exhibit begins with an open house on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 1:30 PM, A special guest, Chris Sayre, a Nebraska folk musician, will set the mood with Christmas music on several antique musical instruments.
The actual exhibit runs from December 1 to December 31, 1999. Wednesday through Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 PM. Admission is $2.00 for adults, 50 cents for children.
The Society received a Nebraska Humanities Council grant for this project, and the exhibit will cover an introduction to the writings of well known Nebraska authors as well as ordinary individuals.
To our members, let us not miss the exhibit. I have viewed some
of the material and it is excellent.
In looking back thru the old issues of the Fremont Herald nearing Christmas, or just after, I noted the following
information. Many marriages listed, Church activities, social activities within the area.
31 Dec 1885 - The patrons and pupils of the Timberville school, in Dist No 2(Mulloy district), arranged a very attractive and well-ladened Christmas tree on Friday evening, at the school house(which, by the way, wasn’t half large enough to accommodate the crowd of little folks and their friends who assembled.) There were recitations and dialogues, as well as singing. Mrs A C Mulloy presided at the organ in her usual acceptable manner, adding much to the enjoyment of the occasion. The tree was bountifully ladened with presents, and the little folks were happy. There was present a considerable delegation from Fremont, who desire us to extend thanks for many courtesies
29 Dec 1887 - At the Methodist church,
a fine tree was arranged, with presents for all the children, and also
for the teachers and superintendent H T King. The church was nicely
decorated with evergreens and mottoes.
26 Dec 1889 - The German Methodist
Sunday school congregation of Rev Smith, of Arlington, participated in
a Christmas tree at Biles’ Hall on Wednesday evening, in the pleasant rooms
of the Fremont Business College.
|THE INTERNET CONNECTION
by Renee BunckAfter reading the article in the November 21, 1999 PARADE magazine about the new “toolbox of resources” presented online by The National Endowment for the Humanities, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look. The site at www.myhistory.org is titled:
My History Is America’s History –
Here is an outline of the initial page:
Welcome to our front porchThe site is geared to education about researching family history and includes some basic information along with a number of links to other sites on the Internet. Hopefully a number of the areas listed will be expanded in the near future. • Read the Guidebook Online opens with a disclaimer that really applies to most of the site:
“America's History contains a variety of links to other websites and references to resources available through government, nonprofit, and commercial entities. These links and references are provided solely for informational purposes. Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement.”
• Find Your Family Online and • Create a Family Tree take you to Genealogy.com where you can search an index for a name or add your own family information to the site. I decided to check for a family name and soon had a list of links from the Internet FamilyFinder Index (also known as World Family Tree or Family Tree Maker). References listed are classified as Internet, Commercial CD, and User Home Page. Much to my surprise, a number of links labeled Internet were to an old site of mine that I had removed from Geocities last summer. There were enough links – other than mine- to sites that no longer exist to be very discouraging. The only other links that were relevant to my family were teasers referring to CD’s that are offered for purchase from Family Tree Maker.
|• Explore a History Timeline was my next selection. It
seems that this area is for future expansion – only a “Coming Soon” announcement
was displayed. An excellent site to link for timeline information might
be The National Archives & Records Administration Digital Classroom.
Try this link http://www.nara.gov/education/cc/main.html
issues and events from the American Revolution to the turn of the 20th
Meanwhile, if you visit www.myhistory.org do pay careful attention to where you are actually connected and be careful about submitting your own family information. I strongly believe in making public domain records available for searching on the Internet, but including information about living family members can be dangerous. A couple of good sites to read before submitting any information online are:
I also checked out an old site with new features. I have used Altavista to locate information on the web for a long time. A recent article about the new translation option offered by Altavista piqued my curiosity. You can start at www.altavista.com and enter a word or phrase for searching. A language selection allows you to select the language of the sites to include in the search – even Czech is included. Altavista’s help page states:
“AltaVista is dedicated to offering you relevant search results without language barriers. You can customize AltaVista to perform multi-lingual searches in up to 25 different languages; and to search the index in non-Roman alphabets such as Chinese, Japanese or Korean.”
Entering a family name and selecting German as the language would limit the search to pages written in German. Can’t read German? No problem! Go to the bottom of the Altavista page and click on “Translate for me”, choose German to English and Altavista will display the text of the page translated into English.
If you enter text for translation instead of a web page address, the text is translated. The translated text could then be submitted for a search with a click of a button. “Census records” translated to German returned “Zählungsätze”, but no pages were found in the search. Translation languages are more limited than the search languages. Those available are: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese.
I don’t know how good the translation process is, but I am thinking
of using it to translate some of the community pages on the local
Connect Fremont site into Spanish to make sure that the information is
available to anyone who is interested. Before posting the translated
pages, I plan to have them checked for accuracy by a friend who teaches
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