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Monday, July 26, 2010

Scotland Tours

Annual Scottish tour with Genealogist Cornelia Bush, FSA Scot. 

Accepting individuals, couples and small groups (limit 10 per group). 

Desinations include Edinburgh, the Highlands. 

Hotels are 4 star or castle stays.
Send inquiries to Email

Monday, July 12, 2010

In memoriam, Christopher Santora

I recently came across this website, dedicated to the memory of a Firefighter who died on September 11, 2001 http://christophersantora.com/. His family have posted the following information, which I want to share with my Readers:

Our Reason for Being…

In Memory of Christopher, with Love

Following in the foot steps of his Firefighter father, Christopher Santora was a member of Engine 54/Lad­der 4 for only 2 months before he lost his life tragical­ly on 9/11. Before he signed up for the FDNY Fire Academy, he’d already followed in the foot steps of his mother as a teacher in the NYC Public School system. No grass grew under his feet, as they say. Christopher had a certain, special “something.”
In memory and celebration of Christopher and the special person he was, the Firefighter Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the continuing education of young American students from all walks of life who have some thing special about them as well.
I also want to share the website for the NY City Firefighters Museum http://www.nycfiremuseum.org/
and the Fire Department of New York's own 9/11 Tribute page http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/media/tribute/tribute.html.

Today, and every day, let us honor their memory.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Footnote pages

Footnote offers an exciting feature which allows members to create person pages.

Images of that person, news articles found in footnote's extensive online files, census records, a timeline and links to relevant other websites can all be pulled together in one place for an interesting and attractive page.

This is a lovely way to remember a family member, to honor a veteran, to commemorate an event, or to link different family members who appear throughout the footnote data. To extend the tribute, a link to findagrave.com [see earlier posts] can be added.

For an example, visit: