The Week in Review for 12 Nov 2010

Fri. 12 Nov 2010. 7:53 am

What did we do and find out this week?

As you have seen it wasn’t a very productive week for writing posts.

  1. We found there are four possible locations for “vrouwstraat”. Three out of the four locations are related to a Béguinage. A Béguinage is basically a lay women’s village run by the Roman Catholics.
  2. A lot of time was spent retrieving data from one of my old hard-drives that had crashed.
    1. I was able to recover my pictures and my genealogy data, although the genealogy data needs a lot of clean-up since I’m now using a different genealogy software program.
  3. Research
    1. I looked up some information on the history of diamond mining in Africa, specifically Angola.

What’s planned for next week?

  1. Research
    1. More on the location where Flavia Maria Poelman was born.
  2. New posts scheduled are
    1. The area in Ghent where Flavia Maria Poelman was born.
    2. An introductory post for the Newport side of the family.
    3. Revisit one of the older posts to see what has changed.

Documentation

  1. Clean-up data from my recovered hard-drive.
  2. Update The Side Isle secure website.
    1. Please remember this is a work-in-progress and, as such, there are a lot of inaccuracies and missing data. You help in proofing this data would be greatly appreciated.

General

  1. The week’s updates for the family tree statistics and the number of The SIde Isle visitor hits:

Persons Families Hits
This Week 925 355 1,023
Last Week 350 105 988

Credits

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. Kris Newport
    1. For helping me recover the data from that crashed hard-drive.
  2. Craig Gernaey
    1. For allowing me to access his ancestry.com information.

Requests

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

  1. Do you have any vintage photographs or documents of anyone mentioned here in this blog? If you do then we can try to make arrangements to have them duplicated.
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