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Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: A WebQuest for 3rd Grade Social Studies

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: A WebQuest for 3rd Grade Social Studies

This is a great resource for kids. This would make a wonderful Summer project.

http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/roanoke/

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Lost Colony - Outdoor Drama on the Outer Banks

Thursday May 21, 2009 The Lost Colony tells the story of the first, but ill-fated, English settlement in the new world. Through drama, dance and song, this uniquely American dramatic form weaves the historical events into a fictional spectacle, portraying the dreams, struggles and courage of the lost colonists of Roanoke Island. Performed at Waterside Theatre, an outdoor theater under the stars situated at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, The Lost Colony offers a wonderful way for all ages to explore history during your Outer Banks beach vacation.

The Lost Colony's 72nd production season begins on May 29, 2009, following the final dress rehearsal Preview Night on May 28. Performances continue throughout the summer until August 20, 2009: Monday - Saturday at 8 p.m. ((no performances on July 4, 11, 18, August 8, 15). For four nights (June 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2009), valid Dare County residents are admitted free to The Lost Colony. On these nights, residents are asked to bring canned food items to be donated to area food pantries.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Some Gave All...................





In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army




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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

13th annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference in Lufkin, Texas

13th annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference in Lufkin, Texas.
July 16-17-18, 2009. http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy.htm



SPECIAL SATURDAY PROGRAMS.

Three special all-day sessions are offered as part of the full 3-day program -

OR you can register for "Saturday only" for either of the following. Note the

registration information; watch those dates .. No door registrations for the following.



1) DNA. If you'd like to know more, and possibly begin a Family DNA Study, this session is for you. The preliminary plan is that the 37-marker Y-DNA test will be reduced from $149 to $119 for the Angelina Conference. You will be able to purchase the DNA Kit at the conference. http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy.htm



2) CEMETERIES. If you have a family cemetery or are working to restore and preserve a church or community cemetery, this session will give you what you need to do it properly. Presented by the Texas Historical Commission, you will also learn how to apply for the official designation of Historic Texas Cemetery.

We'll also discuss genealogical research within & without the cemetery gate.



Note: There is no Saturday only registration for anything other than the two listed above. The two above may also be substituted for the multi-track Sat sessions at no extra cost with your full registration.



3) SEAT OF JUSTICE (courthouse research). John Sellers. This is *not* available as a Saturday only registration but you may substitute for the multi-track Sat sessions at no extra cost with your full registration.



13th annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference in Lufkin, Texas.

July 16-17-18, 2009. http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy.htm

Questions? Contact

Trevia Wooster Beverly
Houston, Texas
713.864-6862
treviawbeverly@comcast.net
http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy.htm
http://baytownhistory.org/

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Melungeon Conference and Celebration, June 12-13

Tennessee Events
Melungeon Conference and Celebration, June 12-13
The weekend of June 12-13 will feature two events focusing on the Melungeons, the multi-ethnic people that have been a part of Appalachia folklore for over generations, and the subject of scientific research for the last half-century. The Melungeon Historical Society will hold their first annual conference on Friday, June 12, in Rogersville, Tennessee, while the Vardy Community Historical Society holds their Spring Fling at their museum on Vardy Road in Hancock County, Tennessee.
History, genealogy, and the latest DNA technology will come together at the first annual Melungeon Historical Society conference o June 12. "For nearly two hundred years, writers and researchers have speculated about the origins of the Melungeons," says Wayne Winkler, president of MHS. "For the most part, the story of the Melungeons has been told through myths and legends. The Melungeon Historical Society believes that answers will be found through scholarly research."
The public is invited to this event, which will be held at the Hawkins County Rescue Squad meeting room, 955 East McKinney Avenue, Rogersville, Tennessee. Registration begins at 9:30 am, and the conference will run until about 8:30 pm, with lunch and dinner breaks.
Presentations at the MHS conference will begin at 10 a.m. and will cover topics such as the origin and historical uses of the term "Melungeon," DNA research on Melungeon families, and other topics related to the multi-ethnic people first documented in the Clinch River region in the early 19th century. The use of DNA technology in genealogy will be covered by Roberta Estes, founder of DNAExplain, a Michigan company that analyzes and interprets individual DNA tests.
Other presenters include Jack Goins, Hawkins County Archivist and author of Melungeons and Other Pioneer Families; Kathy Lyday-Lee, a professor at Elon University who taught a course on Melungeons; and Kathy James, who will present DNA information on the Gibson and Collins families.
"This conference is of special interest to those who want to learn more about the Melungeons," said Winkler, "but it is also designed to benefit anyone interested in genealogy and especially in the use of DNA technology to trace family lines." The conference is free, but donations are suggested to help promote the work of the Melungeon Historical Society.
On Saturday, June 13, the Vardy Historical Society will hold its Spring Fling from 10 am until 2 pm. The location is the Vardy Church Museum, which features displays from the Presbyterian mission which provide education opportunities for Melungeon children from 1899 to the early 1970s.
The Spring Fling features Appalachian crafts such as basket and chair weaving, apple butter making, corn grinding, shuck dolls, hominy making, a tractor show, and plenty of music.
For more information on the MHS conference, contact Winkler at 423.439.6441 or winklerw@etsu.edu. For information on the VCHS Spring Fling, contact Claude Collins at claudefreeda@aol.com or 423.733.2305.

Cont. here:
http://genevents.genwebsite.org/documents/3F5232DE471AF9D91304D1CE63F5CA9C74AC83FF.html

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hurricanes on the Eastern Seaboard were much worse 5,000 years ago

We hear that hurricanes are growing worse, but that idea does not hold up under scrutiny. In fact a new technique is showing just the opposite. One can only imagine the horrors visited upon the Indians living there at the time.

According to this book; Hurricanes and Typhoons: Past, Present, and Future
by Richard J. Murnane (Editor), Kam-biu Liu (Editor)

"Paleotempestology is an emerging field of science that studies past tropical cyclone activity mainly through the use of geological proxy techniques..."

A study of the past 5,000 years reveals the past 1.000 years to have been relatively quiet.


http://www.amazon.com/reader/0231123884?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=sib_sip_pdp_pg&query=hurricane%20history#reader

http://www.amazon.com/reader/0231123884?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=sib_sip_pdp_pg&query=hurricane%20history#reader



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