The Week in Review for 26 Nov 2010

Fri. 26 Nov 2010. 7:26 am

Since most of us have had our annual sacrificial bird offering I guess we are officially into the holiday season. Don’t forget to get those lights up soon; and for those who still have them up from last year – well go ahead and plug them boogers in already.

What did we do and find out this week?

  1. Research
    1. I checked out information on the history of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), also known as the Flying Tigers, for some future posts.
    2. Took a look at some information on the Quakers, particularly one book titled “Memoir of Elizabeth Newport”, compiled by Ann A. Townsend.

What’s planned for next week?

  1. Research
    1. Continue to try and find out what and where “vrouwstraat” in Ghent really is.
  2. New posts scheduled are
    1. What was it like around 1920 in eastern Angola along the frontier with the Belgian Congo.
    2. A little bit on the American Volunteer Group and how we all maybe connected to it.


  1. Continued to clean-up data on 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. Your help in proofing this data would be greatly appreciated.
  2. I went through the photograph files from Steph’s collection that I received from Kris and cleaned them up.
  3. Added a few old photographs to the “smile” widget.


  1. Added a link to nominate The Side Isle for a spot on Family Tree Magazine’s top 40 best genealogy blogs for 2011.
  2. 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 1,132
Last Week 925 355 1,088


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. Stephanie Vogel
    1. For information about her dad’s enlistment.
  2. Kris Newport
    1. For the “familylink” newsletter information.
  3. Craig Gernaey
    1. For his continuing to allow me access to his information.


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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