The Week in Review for 8 Oct 2010

What did we do and find out this week?

  1. We learned here were a lot of difficulties coming into America because of discriminations from the idea of eugenics as posted in “The Big Secret – Part 1“.
  2. We found copies of the Ellis Island manifest for Bertha and Florence Delcourt.
  3. Posted a little bit of information about Flavie’s family.
  4. We learned a little about the economy for southern Belgium’s Region of Wallonia.

What’s planned for next week?

  1. Continue researching information on Odilon.
  2. Continue researching about the Poelmans.
  3. Continue adding to and updating the family tree data for the secure website.
  4. New posts scheduled for next week are:
    1. More about the “BIG SECRET”.
    2. More about Flavie’s family.
    3. Beginning a series of posts on Flanders.


  1. Added copies of the original Ellis Island manifest for Bertha and Florence Delcourt.
  2. Added a genogram chart for Flavie.
  3. Updated the Translations page.
  4. Updated The Side Isle secure website.


  1. Added the Creative Commons licensing statement and link at the bottom right of every page.
  2. Revised the share icons and links below every post.
  3. Added the World Community Grid link. Please share your computer to do some important research – including cancer research.
  4. Automated the mailing list to send out new post announcements.
  5. Updated data and site statistics:

    Persons Families Hits
    This Week 318 92 565
    Last Week 305 86 528


A special thanks to the following people for providing links, information, comments, suggestions and other contributions for this blog site during the last week.

  1. Antoine Verstuyft
  2. Craig Gernaey


I would like to make the following special requests for your help.

  1. If someone could find any information about Odilon’s WWI records, commendations or photographs. Maybe even take a digital photograph of the one picture where he is standing there in his uniform. Yeah the one that Aunt Louise has.
  2. Do you have any vintage photographs of the Marocco family  – particularly when Joseph or Clelia were in their 20’s – you could send me?
  3. If you have already received access permission, please continue to update the Translations spreadsheet. Let me know if you would like to volunteer so that I can give you permission to access it in Google docs.

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