Friday, June 6, 2008
Update: I have also changed my template again. I will try to put everything back to the layout earlier. It will take some time, though
Thursday, June 5, 2008
A couple of interesting books to read are:
- Mysterious Islands: Forgotten Tales of The Great Lakes by Andrea Gutshe and Cindy Bisaillon
- Ghosts of the Bay: A Guide to the History of Georgian Bay by Russell Floren
Well, those were two books that I could think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there are other books on the islands of the Great Lakes.
- True Tales Of The Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer
- Shipwrecks Of The Lakes by Dana Thomas Bowen
- Ghost Ships, Gales & Forgotten Tales: True Adventures on the Great Lakes by Wes Oleszewski
Of course there many other books written by the authors above and many other authors, including Frederick Stonehouse. Enjoy!
And speaking of Great Lakes Lighthouses, if anyone wants to read a couple of books or just start reading on Great Lakes lighthouses, I would suggest that he or she take a look at these books:
- Lighthouse Adventure: Heroes, Haunts & Havoc On The Great Lakes by Wes Oleszewski
- Great Lakes Lighthouse Tales by Frederick Stonehouse
- Keepers of Valor: Lighthouse, Lake Boats & Lifesavers by Wes Oleszewski
- The Northern Lights: Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes by Charles K. Hyde, Ann Mahan, and John Mahan
- Great Lakes Lighthouses: American and Canadian by Wes Oleszewski
These are just a few of the books that I can think of that are on the Great Lakes lighthouses. There are quite a few books on the subject. Of the books I have listed, the only one that I have not read is Great Lakes Lighthouses: America and Canadian. I am making a few suggestions as to where one might want to start reading to learn about the lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Another post, I'll list books that I have read on Great Lakes shipwrecks. (Yes, it was also a subject I liked to read about when I was younger.)
Anyhow, I remember the 1997 season when Detroit won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 42 years. I remember how my family and I watched the games for that season. (I haven't paid very much attention to hockey or watched the games on TV in a while because I'm not interested in hockey. But I'll stop now, before I get into a tirade about Detroit ...)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Are gas prices affecting genealogists' genealogy research? I think so. With gas now at $4 dollars a gallon (in the U.S.), I think genealogists are making some changes, whether it was to travel to an ancestral location or cutting down on the number of trips they are taking to repositories. Of course, I could be wrong about making a generalization about all genealogists, but I think genealogist who are on fixed budgets are making or have made changes in their research plans. Of course, that could mean that some genealogists will not be traveling as much or might not be renewing their subscriptions to genealogy websites (if they have not already cancelled their subscriptions).
As for me, I am seriously wondering how much more genealogy research I should try to do for the rest of this summer. I had wanted to travel to an ancestral location this summer, but I dropped that idea as gas prices went up. Of course, I can still order microfilms from the LDS, but I still have to go by car to get there. I don''t know how many more times I will be able to go there if gas prices keep rising. And I don't believe my grandparents will be able to help me with research as gas is too expensive. I am starting to come to the conclusion that I might not be able to do as much research this summer as I had hoped.
Well, what can genealogists do? We probably can't do very much. (We can't change gas prices.) The only possible solution that I can think of is that genealogists offer to do more look-ups for each other. I realize that most genealogists already do look-ups for others, but I can't think of anything else at the moment that would help. So, what do you think? As always, you can leave a comment.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I'll keep everyone posted with my research.
Anyhow, on to the results from the last post until today. The top ten countries in number of readership are:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Unknown (2 visits)
The top ten states (in the United States) in number of readership are:
- New York
- Unknown (15 visits)
In addition to those two lists, I thought I would list the top ten towns or cities in Michigan. The top ten towns and cities in number of readership are:
- East Lansing
- Sterling Heights
- Grand Rapids
- West Bloomfield
- Bloomfield Hills
- New Hudson
Of course, I don't know who is visiting my blog. I am only given the names of places and number of visits. To those who have visited and read my blog, thank you for your visits and readership.
Monday, June 2, 2008
So, I don't know what I would say. It is hard for me to answer that question as very few traditions or customs were passed down in my family, especially when it comes my British ancestry. (I have ancestors from the main areas of the United Kingdom.) So, when I think about Irishness, I think about Irish music, red hair, leprechauns, and whiskey. Obviously, those images do not come close to answering the question. I guess the best way for me to obtain an understanding of Irish culture, I will have look for and read books on the subject.