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Susan Howard
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I am a retired computer professional who spends most of my free time involved with genealogy.
I am a retired computer professional who spends most of my free time involved with genealogy.

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Susan Howard commented on a post on Blogger.
I, too, noticed an uptick in postings regarding Barry Ewell a few days ago and went to investigate just what he was posting for myself. I found that Barry has 2 FB sites, one, his personal FB page (Barry J. Ewell), which appears to only have one friend and his second site (which he links to from his personal page), a fan site (Barry Ewell), that has over 2300 "likes", including several well known genealogists (7 of which are my mutual friends). I cannot help but think having these well known folks "liking" his page gives him at least some credibility among those who may not be familiar with the community. 

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For those that are not familiar with the Kentucky Digital Library, http://kdl.kyvl.org, you might want to take a look. They have tens of thousands of yearbooks, newspapers, journals, oral histories, images, and so much more. I have found several mentions of ancestors in the files. Just today I found this mention of my 3x GGF  in an article from 23 Jun 1855 Louisville Weekly Courier newspaper  upon his appointment to replace John Chevas as postmaster of Carlisle, KY: "His successor, Joel Howard, the Cincinnati Times is informed, on authority, that "will face the music" is a man utterly unqualified by intemperate habits and from boorishness of manners to fill any position with either grace or ability. His merits in the eyes of the administration are comprised in the fact that he is a noisy, 'dyed in the wool" old timer." Not very nice words but hoping they were politically instigated. Previously, I found other evidence that indicates that he also held the very same position from 1832-1848. 

I know many of you in this community are seasoned researchers, others may not be so seasoned but I think this bears repeating even if it only serves as an example. I've just been uncovering some Welsh ancestors on the 1841 Wales Census and came across this: "In the 1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census, a policy of rounding down ages was in place. As such, people aged:

15-19 were recorded as 15
20-24 were recorded as 20
25-29 were recorded as 25
30-34 were recorded as 30
35-39 were recorded as 35...and so on"                                      Reminded me how very important it is to read information about the record set you are looking at before taking the information verbatim from it. A good lesson for all.

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Just found out about this from Thomas MacEntee. It's a FREE online course about Irish Identity from Hibernia College. Check it out. I think you must register by today. http://mooc.hiberniacollege.com/Home.aspx

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