The Week in Review for 14 Jan 2011

Fri. 14 Jan 2011. 7:41 am

What did we do and find out this week?

  1. Posts
    1. We had the second in the series of posts for “Into The Heart Of Darkness”.
    2. We had the fourth in the series of posts for “Gleanings From A Lifetime”.
  2. Research
    1. While looking for background information and photographs for “Gleanings From A Lifetime” I found the location, and then requested photographs from a local volunteer, of the cemetery markers for Leone’s father and some of her Dolan aunts and uncles. I also found a website with a number of photographs of the (“modernized”) original buildings in Sylvania, Ohio that Leone mentions in her manuscript.

What’s planned for next week?

  1. Research
    1. Continue to go back through my sources and see if any information has been added to other people’s data.
    2. Continue to do back-up research for “Gleanings From A Lifetime” and “Into The Heart Of Darkness”.
  2. Posts
    1. Another installment for “Into The Heart of Darkness”.
    2. Another installment for “Gleanings From A Lifetime”.
    3. Optional – a look back at an earlier post to see how the information may have changed.
    4. Optional – a bit of background information on the Flying Tigers, the Burma Road, Kunming China and Stephan Delcourt.


  1. I added photographs of the 1916 passport application for Ethel Evelyn (Norman) Newport.
  2. I continued to update the information 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.


  1. An additional widget to subscribe to The Side Isle was added to the top of the right column.
  2. I added another photograph to the “smile” widget.
  3. The week’s updates for the family tree statistics and the number of The Side Isle visitor hits:

Persons Families Hits
This Week 946 359 1,745
Last Week 945 359 1,525


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.


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

  1. There were a number of people that received a special email I sent out via WordPress to confirm your subscription to this blog. Please respond to the email as soon as possible.
  2. 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.
    1. I’m particularly looking for photographs of my dad and my Newport grandparents and for Karen’s grandparents – Harmon, Beden and Huetteman.

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