"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 28 Dec 2000

"Korean War Timeline"

There is a brand-new, free download of a multimedia "Interactive Korean War Timeline" available from the U.S. Naval Institute available at: http://www.usni.org/freestuff/koreanwartimeline.htm.

The program includes a combined services timeline taken from the Army and Marine Corps Web sites, and includes Air Force and Naval operations. There are a lot of photographs, selections from several Korean War books, and some animated battle maps which make the happenings of the war a little easier to understand. It is a great introduction of the "Forgotten War" to anyone unfamiliar and a good resource for any Korean War savvy computer user.

For more information on the Korea War, visit the Korean War Project at: http://www.kwp.org/.

"Free Genealogy Publication"

The “Local History & Genealogy Librarian” published by Heritage Quest is now being issued in an on-line edition. Both the print and the on-line edition are distributed at no charge. The weekly on-line edition contains different editorial content from the print edition. Archivists/Librarians and Genealogy Societies are encouraged to sign-up for both editions.

To sign-up for the on-line edition of “Local History & Genealogy Librarian” visit: http://www.heritagequest.com/html/news_signup.html.

To sign-up for the print edition of “Local History & Genealogy Librarian” e-mail Tom Kemp, Editor at: LHGL@HeritageQuest.com or write: 669 West 900 North, North Salt Lake, UT 84054.

"1870 - Searching for German Ancestors?"

Are you searching for your German ancestors? The new “World Immigration Series: Germany” CD-ROM [ISBN: 0944931812] includes all 919,369 German households in the 1870 US Federal Census. The index includes information for heads of household, all males overr 50, all females over 70 and anyone with a different surname includes: name, age, sex, race birthplace, locality, and county, along with the census film number and page reference. The CD-ROM includes maps, illustrations and articles related to German history. Requires Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2k, Pentium 100+, 16MB RAM, 4X CD-ROM. Cost: Members of Heritage Quest: $26.96, Non-member Retail Price: $29.95. For more information or to place an order contact Heritage Quest at: telephone number: 800-760-2455, website: http://www.heritagequest.com/ or write: 669 West 900 North, North Salt Lake, UT 84054.


COLLINS/POUNDS: These families followed along the same migration route from Alabama through Mississippi, St. Tammys Parish, LA and then Texas in the 1850s. We are looking for descendants of MESHACK COLLINS and his wife, ELIZA JANE POUNDS COLLINS who lived in the Texas counties of: Montgomery, Milam, Brazos, Williamson, Bandera, or any surrounding counties to these. They are in the 1880 Federal Census in Williamson, Co., TX. Their children the 1860 Federal Census in Montgomery Co., TX: R. D. Collins (age 19, male, b. MS); Johnson Collins (age 16, male, b. MS) [Note: married Jane COURSEY, Civil War Vet]; M. A. Collins (age 14, female, b. MS); Henry Collins (age 7, male, b. TX); Victoria Asenath Collins (age 4, female, b. TX) [Note: married in 1871 to Louis Taylor DODD. Also looking for Meshack’s father. Contact: Judy Hugg Grimes, e-mail: megbr549@aol.com, telephone: 714/993-0723, 17432 Yellowstone, Yorba Linda, CA 92886.


LONG/SPIERS - Looking for ancestors and descendants of William Robert Long, Sr. and his wife, Sarah V. Spiers Long. Seven of their 11 children: Mary Long; George Long; Sadie Long; William Robert Long, Jr.; Barbara Long; Virgil Homer Long; and, Louise Long. William Long, Sr. spoke five languages and traveled to Oklahoma each year to teach the Indian children. In March 1896, the family was living in Davilla, Milam Co., TX. Contact: Bonnie Thomas, e-mail: ARABON@aol.com or write: 4922 Collard Valley Rd., Aragon, GA 30104.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/2670/ COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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