Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More Great News From Ohio

I was just reading the Hamilton County Genealogical Society of Ohio, Blog (HCGS) and there is a great article there about the Works Progress Administration (WPA) veterans grave survey of the cemeteries in Cincinnati that was done in 1939.

I won't spoil the fun. Hop over to the HCGS and check it out or jump over the the Hamilton County Ohio; County Recorders website and check it out.

Great job to Mary Remler and Jim Dempsey for making sure valuable information about our veterans wasn't lost forever!

This is our heritage and our history and if we don't preserve it, it will be lost forever!

Wordless Wednesday 25 April 2012

Edson Cemetery, Lowell Massachusetts

Sunday, April 22, 2012

FBI Posts Update Regarding the DNS Malware

On 12 March 2012, the FBI issued an update regarding the case of the DNS Switcher Malware Case they busted in November 2011. The DNS Malware, if it infects your computer could cause your internet page to be directed to a website you don't want it to go to, or even prevent you from using the internet. 

If you want to see if your computer might be infected by this malware, the FBI has partnered with DCWG to check your computer for free;

As of 22 March 2012, DCWG reports that they estimate over 350,000 computers are infected with this malware. 

Check your computer out today. Make sure you have valid, active Anti-Virus on your computer. 

I encourage everyone to run this check today! I checked mine and I am not infected!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Technology Thursday!

I subscribe to a host of blogs and one in particular caught my eye today. Over on the Indiana Genealogy Society Blog Meredith Thompson, the IGS Website Manager writes about an innovative use of technology that I'm sure few of us are aware of. I won't spoil the treat. Click the link above and found out about the latest use of QR Codes!

Or use my QR Code to find out about this innovative use of QR Codes! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

The 1940 US Census; Who have You Found?

So I have been trying to find my family in the 1940 US Census. My Mom's family has been pretty easy. But my Dad's family was in Jackson Township, Dearborn County, Indiana in the 1930 US Census. The lived on 5 Points Road in a wide spot in the road called Hubbells Corner.

If you have followed my blog you may have seen a post yesterday about the Hyland's. The Hyland's roots are in Dover, Indiana which is about 5 miles East of Hubbells Corner right down North Dearborn Road and through New Alsace, bear left at the fork and straight into Dover.

Small world, isn't it?

Oh yeah, the 1940 US Census. The Ankenbauer's were pretty transient in those days. My Grandfather; Martin Ankenbauer was a salesman and the family moved to where he could find work. My guess is they are probably in Cincinnati since that is where my mom and dad met and married. But at this point I haven't located them. I know they are out there and I will find them soon enough.

My wife's family has been easy to locate. She grew up in Somerville Massachusetts. All 7 square miles of it. A census hunters dream.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Brick Wall Week

I am going to skip forward a little in my Brick Walls! On my mother's side of the family I am working on my GGG-Grandfather and Grandmother. Their names are Richard Hyland and ___???__. Yep you read that right.

No clue at this point. I know she existed as she gave birth to my GG-Grandmother Margaret Jane Hyland Smith in 1833 in Dover, Kelso Township, Dearborn County, Indiana. Margaret was the oldest of the four children born to Richard's first wife, who at this point probably died during childbirth. The other children were Matthew Francis Hyland, born in 1834, Mary Hyland, born 1837 and Richard Hyland, born 1841.  We then located a marriage record between my GGG-Grandfather; Richard Hyland and Zemah Caldwell on 13 July 1843.

My cousin Kitty came up with a great idea last night and started a Yahoo Group called HYLAND_GENEALOGY for members of the Indiana and Ohio Hyland's to meet and discuss the brick walls in their lines.

Are you a descendant of the Hyland's of Ohio or Indiana? We know our GGG-Grandfather Richard Hyland deeded land to a Matthew Hyland who was a blacksmith in Cincinnati in 1836. The land was located in Dearborn County, Section 26, Township 7N, Range 2W which is in the present location of the town of Dover, Dearborn County, Indiana.

We are under the belief that Matthew and Richard were probably brothers. And then there is Mary Hyland who married Lawrence McGuire and moved into Dover as well. The McGuires and Hylands are neighbors on several of the US Census' in the late 1800's.

Join us on Yahoo groups where we can all discuss what we know about the Hyland's and just hang out. Hope to see you there!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

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