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Chris Staats
Works at Staats Genealogical Services; Researcher, writer, and presenter specializing in Ohio and Pennsylvania research
Attended Notre Dame College
Lives in Euclid, OH
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Call for Papers: Ohio Genealogical Society 2015 Conference!
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Anyone looking for a historic hotel? This one desperately needs an owner.
The Kutztown Area Patriot a Berks County Pennsylvania newspaper covering local news including local sports, video and multimedia coverage, and classified advertising.
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I suspect mailing the check and opening the packet was probably the easiest part of the process. On to the tough stuff!
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Focus! Goal for 2012, all the 'stuff' I might need is also there. So, I'm very hopeful I can pull it off!
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Choo, choo! Crosspost coming through!
Heavy genealogy ahead: enter at your own risk. if you do though, let me know what you think. This is my first post along these lines.
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Hi Anne - good to hear from you! I'm not enough of a legal historian to tell you when the laws were changed (and presumably it varied from jurisdiction to jusrisdiction) - curtesy, like primogeniture, entailment, and other similar concepts, is not something you're not likely to run into in more recent research. Like those other concepts, it did have it's roots in English common law, so you may very well see it in early Australian records. An easy way to think of it, I suppose, is like dower for the widower - I believe its intent was to provide for the welfare of the children.
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Powerful, wonderful find today.
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Lol...I can +1 my own post?
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I see my last G+ post was a little over a year ago. Did I miss anything?
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Nah... try again next year.
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ResearchSeminar
Finding Your Czech/Slovak Roots
Saturday, March 31, 2012
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join the WRHS Genealogical Committee in welcoming presenter:
Mr. John T. Sabol, a Cleveland native, writer, and historian who has written three books plus several church histories and genealogical articles. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International.

Morning Presentations
The morning session will consist of two presentations stressing the ultimate goal of finding the locations in the Czech and Slovak Republics where your ancestors came from. Since research in these countries is village-based it is of central importance to know your ancestral village. Once this is known, it opens doors to a number of research possibilities, including making contact with possible relatives today.

Afternoon Roundtable Discussion Groups
The afternoon session consists of roundtable discussions about finding your ancestral village. Participants will be able to share their successes and failures in hopes of learning from each other.
Roundtable participants are urged to bring documentation or clues regarding their ancestral origins in the Czech and Slovak Republics.Each discussion group will be moderated by a volunteer from the
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI).

Reservations are required:
Fee: $25
For complete info and registration, visit http://tinyurl.com/7v6yl64, or contact Chris Staats at chris@staatsofohio.com.
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Great reading for those who don't already know about this blog!
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Ironically, as soon as I posted this article about tech tools - I realized I should have added spell-check to the list, as I misspelled "challenged" in the title!
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Trouble sleeping? I suggest reading this.
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Professional genealogical researcher, writer, and presenter.
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We all came from somewhere, even if we think that somewhere is nowhere. Often, we don't have to look too far back to find connections to others who came from that same somewhere (or nowhere) we did. It's that journey from a central point, subsequent scattering, and eventual reforming that I find fascinating. We're all the same, yet a little bit different, and that's really cool.
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  • Notre Dame College
  • Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts
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The last time I purchased a car, we were looking for a late-model used car. Even though I live 45 minutes away, I had identified several vehicles of interest at Lambert. All of the vehicles I test-drove were all well-maintained, much better than most others I'd driven at other dealerships. When I had questions about maintenance, they handed me the files showing exactly what work they had done to get the vehicle ready for sale. There was no pressure, and everyone was extremely helpful. I ended up buying a car someplace else, and that turned out to be a mistake. This time around, I remembered my experience there, and had no problems heading back to Lambert. I test drove a used Dodge, and also a new GMC Terrain. Our salesman, John Marsillo, was helpful and not at all high-pressure. I knew going in that I wanted to do a no-money down lease and roughly what it would cost per month. When it came time to crunch numbers, the payment was exactly where I calculated it. In fact, while I hate to admit this-- I didn't even try to haggle. Maybe I should have tried to get 15k instead of 12k miles for the same price, but I didn't. The only reason this is a four-star instead of five-star review is that the upsell came from not so much the dealership, but their affiliates. Having to sit in the car and listen to all of On Star's offers just to set up a free trial was a little irritating. Then I had to hear about damage forgiveness options at the end of the lease. I turned all of this down, but it added time to the deal, and detracted from the great service our salesperson had given us. Would I have avoided that at another dealership? Probably not. I'm not sure that it's entirely fair to dock them a point for it, but maybe OnStar, GMC, and others will pay attention. I wouldn't hesitate to send friends and family to Lambert. Product is great, pricing is fair, and purchasing is easy. Thank you to John Marsillo and Lambert Buick GMC!
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