Saturday, December 31, 2005


Hendes Majestæt Dronningens Nytårstale 2005
. . . . . . . . Årets bog [2005] er en mærkelig bog. Noget af teksten står der allerede og vil afsløre sig dag for dag. Noget skrives af andre, uden at vi selv har ret megen indflydelse på det. Men noget af teksten skriver vi selv; derfor er årets bog også vores helt egen.

Lad os hjælpes ad med at gøre det nye års bog til en god bog for vort land og for vort samfund og for os alle hver især; måtte 2006 blive et glædeligt nyt år. Nyheder Indland Dronningen gør op med konfliktskyhed
Dronning Margrethe

The Queen of Demark's speech to the nation ended by suggesting if a year is like an annual (book), then some of the text is written by others and is beyond our control, but there is much we can write ourselves and help make the new edition for 2006 a good one for the country and the people.

Glædeligt Nyt År

Happy New Year 2006

Godfrey Library to Drop HeritageQuest Online

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: "the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut, is in the process of dropping HeritageQuest Online from its portfolio of offerings. The information floating around online is confusing, and some comments that I read contradicted other online comments. I was bewildered. Today I talked with Godfrey Library Director Richard E. Black and received the 'inside story.
For several years, the Godfrey Memorial Library has offered in-home access to HeritageQuest Online's collection of the original images of U.S. census records, Revolutionary War Pension Applications, old family and local history books, and more. These services are normally available only to libraries, not to individual subscribers. Only a few years ago, to access any of HeritageQuest Online's databases you had to visit a library that had purchased a subscription to those databases. "


It seems ProQuest has decided that this "aggressive advertising" was a violation of the terms and conditions of the contract with the Godfrey Memorial Library. After some discussions between the two organizations, a decision was made to not renew the contract.

Google Blog Search: "hugh watkins"

Google Blog Search: "hugh watkins"
Results 1-100 of about 1,262 for 'hugh-watkins'
and it started on 1 March 2005

sorted by date
Google Blog Search: 2005 "hugh watkins"

in fact 8 May is my first indexed blog

Google Blog Search Help
or FAQ

Blog Search is Google search technology focused on blogs. Google is a strong believer in the self-publishing phenomenon represented by blogging, and we hope Blog Search will help our users to explore the blogging universe more effectively, and perhaps inspire many to join the revolution themselves. Whether you're looking for Harry Potter reviews, political commentary, summer salad recipes or anything else, Blog Search enables you to find out what people are saying on any subject of your choice.
Your results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger; our blog index is continually updated, so you'll always get the most accurate and up-to-date results; and you can search not just for blogs written in English, but in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and other languages as well.

We are working on ways to include older posts as well.

Blog Search indexes blogs by their site feeds, which will be checked frequently for new content. about 12 hours behind me

Guid Hogmanay

happy new year's eve

I will be at home B37 5BX

you can see on the new google local

Google Local - b37 5bx: "Address:Solihull, B37 5BX
The map will start on b37 5bx next time you visit the site."
the hybrid does not locate too well about 50 metres error

but the near function looks to be fun

I tried the search string
computer store near B37 5bx

Birmingham's Top Laptop Shop!
Xenex House
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Saturday 31st December
Sunday 1st January
Monday 2nd January
Tuesday 3rd January
Back to Normal Times
Mon-Sat :
09.00 - 17.30

Google Search: More, more, more

Friday, December 30, 2005

Hard-Disk Risk

CSO Magazine - April 2003: "Are all those old hard drives you're getting rid of free of important company data? Don't be so sure"


Official government source for Scottish genealogy, census and family research - ScotlandsPeople

an email from this model website announces :-

2005 has been a busy year for ScotlandsPeople with the 1871 Census launch in April, the new site launch (including the addition of the Wills & Testaments) in June and the 1861 Census made available in October.

We plan to launch the Census data for 1851 and 1841 as early as possible in the New Year (Jan and Feb respectively). Look out for announcements regarding
including the OPR images, as the New Year progresses.

Please note that our help desk is planning to observe the public holidays 2 and 3 Jan. 2006

.A Happy New Year to everyone from ScotlandsPeople

and a Guid Hogmanay to all in Scotland too

India Office Records

Partners: India Office Records

The India Office Records are the documentary archives of the administration in London of the pre-1947 government of India. They comprise the archives of the East India Company (1600-1858), of the Board of Control or Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India (1784-1858), of the India Office (1858-1947), of the Burma Office (1937-1948) and of a number of related British agencies overseas.
The India Office Records are part of the Public Records of the United Kingdom and are open for public consultation under the provisions of the Public Records Acts and in accordance with regulations established by the Lord Chancellor.

The records are rich in biographical information on East India Company servants, Indian Civil Service and Indian Army personnel, and on Europeans resident in pre-1947 India.
Since 1982 the India Office Records have been administered by the British Library and form part of the Oriental and India Office Collections

BBC - Family History

BBC - History - The Census, and How to Use It: "Get beyond the family tree, and discover how useful census data can be to the family historian. Use it to learn more about your ancestors and their lives, with the help of a case study and some expert tips."

By Dr Nick Barratt

Lottery Scams Known Operatives - FraudWatch International

Lottery Scams Known Operatives - FraudWatch International has this list of known operative alias's and other details from Lottery Scam emails. Please forward any Lottery scam emails to them at:

Solihull my new picture blog

time to clean up Solihull

Thursday, December 29, 2005


Fireworks: "Een gelukkig 2006 gewenst......... Happy New Year....... Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr...... Jan & Marlies Brugge "
and the same to you Jan

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

tail lights

I am out of here (blue blind is bathroom and red is kitchen of this studio appartment)

about 1400 bus, train CPH, 1720 - plane SK 2535 - BHX 1825, train, bus, bus

Five new repositories join A2A

A2A - Access to Archives | Home: "The A2A database was last updated in December 2005
and now catalogues 8.7 million filed items from 395 record offices and other repositories. "
The latest update to A2A (Access to Archives) - the English strand of the UK
archives network at - took place on Wednesday 21st
December 2005. We welcome the following new contributors: Warrington
Library Museum and Archives Service, Essex Record Office, the Army Medical
Services Museum (Army Dental Corps), the Alpine Club Archives and the
National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

1,211 new catalogues were added to A2A. The database now contains 100,237
catalogues with 8.7 million entries at file/item level, describing archives
held in 395 record offices, libraries, museums and other repositories all
over England.

Six new projects are up for the first time:
* Alpine Club Archives: Records of the Alpine Club
* National Motor Museum: various records including personal papers relating
to motoring
* Cambridge University, King's College Archive Centre: various personal
* Essex Record Office: Quarter Sessions and local government and authority
* Isle of Wight Record Office: land deeds and estate papers
* Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service: Beamont MSS
* Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: personal

New catalogues have been added from the following projects:
* Bell, Book and Candle (Tyne and Wear Archives Service) - non-conformists'

* Local Governance and the Community (Centre for Kentish Studies) - records
relating to local government

* Pay and Power (Dudley Archives and Local History Service) - business

* Reaching Out Across the Riding (East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and
Records Service
) - local authority, personal and estate papers

* Regimental Museums (Army Medical Services Museum: Royal Army Dental
) - records of the Dental Corps

* Sussex Parish Chest (East Sussex Record Office) - Parish and Poor Law

* Yorkshire Signpost (East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Records
) - various papers including personal and land records
The What's New section of the home page now links through to a list of A2A
contributors via the "395 record offices" link. Each name in the list as a
link to the ARCHON database, and also to a list of that repository's
materials in A2A.

Additionally there have been house-keeping amendments to the A2A database,
tidying up indexing and removing duplicate entries.

To see the new catalogues at a glance, you can restrict your A2A search by
using the "Dates of Catalogues" feature on the standard Search page, then
sorting the results by "Location of Archive".

A list of the new finding aid titles is available from the 'new this month'
link on the right of the home page. You can search and browse A2A
catalogues from the home page by clicking on the Search button or the
magnifying glass icon.
A2A has now been searched 7.9 million times since launch and there have been
18.9 million catalogue downloads as a result.

For further information contact:
Monica Halpin
Regional Liaison Coordinator, A2A
The National Archives
Surrey TW9 4DU
Tel: 020 8392 5328
Fax: 020 8487 9211

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Karl Dane

Karl Dane Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb was born at at Turesensgade 23, 2 pictures

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ørum Pitzner

I took a trip on this snowy afternoon to help my friend Hedvig with her web pages of letters in danish and german from Moscow to Copenhagen written by her father Svend Ørum (1886-1975) between 1916-1919

He was treated as a son by his Moscow landlady's Schwallbach family and married their daughter Olga.

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ørum Pitzner

forord til brevene

Her er en samling breve, som min far, Svend Ørum (1886-1975) sendte hjem til sine forældre i København fra Moskva, hvor han var dstationeret for sit firma, Simonsen og Nielsen.

De dækker perioden 1916-1919. I sommeren 1917 blev han gift med min mor, Olga Helene Schwallbach (1897-1988). De oplevede således revolutionen i Rusland i 1917. Først i foråret 1920 blev det muligt for dem at komme ud af Rusland og rejse til Danmark.

Sammenfaldende med revolutionen gik Rusland over fra den julianske ti den gregorianske kalender. I en del af brevene er der anført to datoer, hvor den første angiver den gamle tidsregning og den anden viser den nye tidsregning, som er 12 dage senere.

i ii iii iv 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 index

Welsh Families

WNACC Member Gareth Gwyn Jones:

monfh2 : Welsh Families: and a warm welcome to Gareth Gwyn Jones in Taiwan, who is member number 116

I just checked his email in google to make certain he was not a spammer

Monday, December 26, 2005

Dan's & Laura's Blah Blah Blog

Dan's & Laura's Blah Blah Blog: "my dear movie buff wife Laura started pondering the possibility of writing a biography on the Danish actor Karl Dane, one of the stars of the serial. (It should be noted that Laura has been a movie fanatic since before the age of 9, when her request for her birthday party activity was a viewing of a 16mm print of Intolerance which drove her friends to boredom.)"

Sunday, December 25, 2005

General Land Office Records Web Site Reconnected in BLM-Eastern States

Home - BLM GLO Records: "Welcome to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. We also provide image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial patents (land titles issued between 1908 and the mid-1960's) are currently being added to this web site. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States."

from my email

Cyndi Howells to CyndisList-L
More options Dec 24 (1 day ago)

U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States
7450 Boston Boulevard
Springfield, Virginia 22153

Press Release

For Release Immediately
Contact: Terry Lewis (703) 440-1712

General Land Office Records Web Site
Reconnected in BLM-Eastern States

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States announced that its
General Land Office (GLO) Records Web site is now back on line at Title companies, historians, genealogists,
and other interested people can now once again obtain millions of
historic land title records from the thirty Public Land States (those
States not included in the original 13 Colonies), East and West,
dating back to the 1780s. These fascinating and valuable records
include homesteads, patents, military warrants, and railroad
grants. To date more than 4.2 million records have been scanned and
imaged since the project began in 1989. This Web site provides a
wealth of historical data and literally tells the story of the
settlement of the West.

"The GLO Records Web site is one of the most popular Web sites at the
Department of the Interior. The Web site offers customers the
ability to easily research and query the GLO database by name, land
description, and county, and view and print these historic documents
from their homes or offices, saving them time and money," said
BLM-Eastern States Director Mike Nedd.

As the BLM completes its first round of Web site reconnections of
State-specific information sites, the following other BLM State
Office Web sites are also once again available on the
Internet: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New
Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In addition, the BLM's Wild Horse and
Burro Information site is also now available. The Bureau originally
disconnected these sites so that site security could be improved.

"We at BLM recognize the impact that this disconnection has had on
our customers, and we thank them for their patience and understanding
during this period. The last six months have posed challenges, but
making sure that all constituents receive timely information about
the agency's actions has been a priority for the entire agency," said
Mike Nedd.

The BLM is now concentrating on reconnecting sites that provide
interactive non-Indian Trust data and services. Unfortunately, sites
of this kind are more complex and time consuming to
reconnect. Additional announcements will be made as other sites are

BBC NEWS | UK | In full: Queen's speech

" The day after my last Christmas message was broadcast, the world experienced one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded. " BBC NEWS | UK | In full: Queen's speech: