The Week in Review for 19 Nov 2010
Fri. 19 Nov 2010. 8:55 am
We are having some home improvement work done so things are a bit distracting here at Command Central; but I did get a little family history work done.
It’s going to be Thanksgiving this coming week so I plan on eating my share of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries and of course, green bean casserole. I hope you are too.
What did we do and find out this week?
- We learned a little bit about Africa during World War One and the discovery of diamonds in 1912 Angola.
- I waxed poetic about The Side Isle being online now for three months and having visitors from all over the world – well some of it anyways.
- We revisited an older post and pretty much came to a (somewhat reasonable?) conclusion that both Goens and Poelman relatives lived on a Lange Krevelstraat in Ghent around 1914
- I looked up more information on the history of diamond mining in Africa.
What’s planned for next week?
- See if I can find out what and where “vrouwstraat” in Ghent really is.
- New posts scheduled are
- What was it like around 1920 in eastern Angola along the frontier with the Belgian Congo.
- Clean-up data on The Side Isle secure website.
- Please remember this is a work-in-progress and, as such, there are a lot of inaccuracies and missing data. Your help in proofing this data would be greatly appreciated.
- Updated the terms listed on the Transitions page.
- Added web-links to
- Added a widget showing updates of some family pictures.
- The week’s updates for the family tree statistics and the number of The SIde Isle visitor hits:
A special thanks to the following people for providing links, information, comments, suggestions and other contributions for this blog site during the last week.
- Lyn Loken
- For the web-link to One-Step Search.
I would like to make the following special requests for your help.
- 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.