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Postby wheelzman » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:31 am

:shock:
Sound of whistle- Wwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Throwing of yellow flag- Frump!
Sound of official- "Lippy Lifter, 15 yards for derailment, can not use Nitro the rest of the year, all board privileges are revoked for two days".

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Postby pro70z28 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:21 am

auuuh that penalty is just a slap on the wrist pin.
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Postby stimpy » Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:54 pm

aww just give him a piston slap and a knock on the bottom and get done with it ... :?
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Postby draglist » Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:59 pm

Great stuff, Stimpy. Thanks for sharing with us. Super interesting. bp
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Postby WildcatOne » Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:34 am

Great post, Stimpy. I sure wish some of my folks had done something like what your family did and researched our lineage, but it disappears a few generations back...thanks for the great read! WC1
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Postby draglist » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:54 pm

Hi gang. I just signed up with Ancestry.com. I saw the commercials on the History Channel. I am FASCINATED by this site! I stayed up ALL NIGHT LONG last Monday night because I could not stop searching. I learned more about my family in one night than I've ever known. With my dad passing when I was ten and then remembering only adult conversations about family when I was a kid, I didn't have a firm grasp of my roots. I only knew that my mom's mom died when she was young and that my mom's dad came from Lebanon in the early 1900s. I knew that my dad's parents came over to America from Poland. What I found out is, my grand dad was actually Syrian and I was able to find my mom's mom and her entire family going back until about 1850s in Pennsylvania (so far). I was able to find my dad's family and his dad's family and was surprised to discover that my granddad actually came over as a boy with his big family. For some reason, I'd always assumed that my grandparents came over as a couple... not true. They met in Cleveland. What I found fascinating was that that line was actually Russian-Polish... apparently they lived right on the border? Don't know... gotta do more research.

The way the site works is amazing. You put in the names and info you know into a family tree, then the site automatically goes out and searches public records (births, marriages, deaths, passenger lists, etc.) and identifies potential matches. You then compare the found records to what you already have. If you select the record, it adds that data to what you have already (merges, actually). THEN, using the new info, it goes out and does another automatic search.

The fun part of the site is the process of discovery... it's a thrilling detective game. And every time you add a piece of the puzzle, it then searches again and makes new potential connections that you can accept, reject, or put aside. I am HOOKED.

You can test drive the thing for three days for free, then they ask for a pretty hefty sum (about 300 a year) to continue. There are some free things that continue working. But for me, it answered more questions in eight hours than I'd ever learned in my life...

Try it and enjoy what you can find... www.ancestry.com

BP
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Postby nitromaniac » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:22 pm

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Postby Iowa Al » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:53 pm

My sister is into geneology, even though I can't spell it. She runs a family website and we have reunions every other year in the town in Central Illinois she lives in. We are Irish, English, French and German and on my Fathers side I can trace 13 generations. I have a Booton book with over 6,000 names in it, all of them related to me.
Interesting reading posted by all of you.
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Postby draglist » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:21 pm

Thanks, Al! I need to get back up on that website. I haven't messed with it since Memorial Day and it was great. bp
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Postby Gator » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:33 am

Thanks BP..


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