January 2010

National Archives Celebrates African-American History Month in February

The following announcement was written by the U.S. National Archives and records Administration: WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 — The National Archives will celebrate African-American History Month in February with special films, public programs, book talks, and lectures, including a special event on the legacy of John Hope Franklin. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., and at

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Other Interests

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings  posts a blogging challenge every Saturday night that he calls “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.”  This week, he writes: “It’s Saturday Night – time for more Genealogy Fun!!Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to: * Tell us about your “other” hobbies or interests outside of genealogy and family history research, writing, speaking, etc.” So, I have decided to accept this week’s mission. Hmm, hobbies


Lincoln’s birthday is Feb 12. Lincoln is on the penny and five dollar bill. The Lincoln penny was first used in 1909 until 1958, and then a new design was introduced in 1959. It is the current cent coin in circulation in the United States today and is the longest used design in American coins. The date of its introduction was 100 years after Abraham Lincoln was born. The Abraham

Tombstone Tuesday – Genung

George H. Genung, born, 25 Nov 1937 and died, 29 May 1974.  Also on the stone are his wife, Diana S. Schinbeckler (born, 27 Oct 1942 and died, 28 May 1974), and his son, Scott D. (1973 – 1974). Copyright © 2010, Illuminated Ancestries. All rights reserved.