The Week in Review for 10 Dec 2010

Fri. 10 Dec 2010. 7:37 am

I was a little more productive with the posts this week. The work we are having done is pretty much over except for a cabinet door and having two trees cut-down tomorrow. So far everything looks great.






What did we do and find out this week?

  1. Posts
    1. We found out there are five possible locations, rather than four previously found – for a “vrouwstraat” in and around Ghent.
    2. We looked back at an older post about Bertha and Florence. Although both seemed to have dropped off the map, there maybe a link in 1941 to a Florence Delcourt via a “John J Jomolka”.
    3. I posted an explanation of how I came up with the title of “The Side Isle”.
    4. I provided an article from a 1912 National Geographic Magazine about eugenics.
  2. Research
    1. It was mostly back-up information for this weeks posts.

What’s planned for next week?

  1. Research
    1. Go back through my sources and see if anyone has been added to other people’s data.
    2. Trace the route from Ghent to Liverpool to Ellis Island and find out why Flavia had to travel that route.
  2. New posts scheduled are
    1. What was it like around 1920 in eastern Angola along the frontier with the Belgian Congo. (Maybe I’ll finally get to this one.)


  1. I 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. Added some more photographs to the “smile” widget.


  1. Revised the arrangement of the pages listed just under the header.
  2. Added a snow effect to the blog pages. Corny? I know.
  3. The week’s updates for the family tree statistics and the number of The SIde Isle visitor hits:

Persons Families Hits
This Week 930 352 1,220
Last Week 925 355 1,189


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. Everyone who stopped by The Side Isle this week – including those people from the Russian Federation who keep trying to post spam comments.


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

  1. If anyone has any information or pictures of Odilon’s military service during World War I then please pass it on to me.
  2. If your picture is in the family-tree and you don’t like it then please send me one that you do like and I’ll replace it.
  3. Do you have any vintage photographs or documents of anyone or place mentioned here in this blog? If you do then I would like to get a copy. We can try to make arrangements to have them duplicated.

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