Monthly Archives: July 2011

Missed It by a Bit

Two years ago on July 17, 2009, I ended a 35 year career at Iowa State University Library. I had intended to note the two year anniversary … and suddenly life became busy and it totally slipped my mind. And … Continue reading

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Memories of Rambler

She was born before July 23, 1969 (probably late 1968) in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and came to an abrupt end April 9, 1981, in Ames, Iowa.  She held a special place in my heart and this month marks the 42nd anniversary … Continue reading

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Feeling the Heat

The current heat wave hitting the central part of the United States brings back memories of the hot summers of my childhood.  Those were the days of pre-air-conditioning.  But somehow as a youth, my friends and I seemed impervious to … Continue reading

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Rapid Success

Faster than I could say “genealogy” “Facebook” “blog” and “Iowa Genealogical Society” we reached the magic number of 25 followers and obtained the vanity URL for the Iowa Genealogical Society Facebook page. The first request was to use IGS but … Continue reading

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Request for Iowa Genealogical Society Facebook Page

The Iowa Genealogical Society is in the process of launching a new Facebook page. Personal genealogy favor: Please go to the  Iowa Genealogical Society Facebook page and click the “like” button at the TOP of the page. We need 25 … Continue reading

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A Little Translation Across the Pond

Recently, several emails have been exchanged between a historian in Rommerskirchen, Germany, and myself.  My correspondent across the ocean is not entirely comfortable communicating in English, so he composes his emails messages in his native German language. However, I speak … Continue reading

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