Friday, February 29, 2008

Out in the internet world

Yesterday I used my Rollyo search engine and typed in the name "Guinee". I was looking through my "hits" and ran across a new entry posted on Upon reading it, I discovered what I hoped would be a connection and contacted the author of the post. I was wondering if she could give me some additional information about Charles Guinee's wife-Carol. She responded and provided me with Carol's parents' names and some of their family history! Lucky me. Although the author Laura and I are not related it was interesting to see our connection through my great uncle and his wife Carol. Little tidbits of information may not seem like much, but you must keep looking for them, gathering them, and putting them all on your tree. You never know when you will contact someone who is a distant cousin!

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The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!