Saturday, September 10, 2011

Genealogy Creep

Genealogy Creep, sometimes known as Genealogy Spread.  Caused by the ever increasing desire for another place to sift through old, dusty, moldy, dirt laden "treasures" requiring more and more room to place items of interest to be researched for that next blog entry, scanning project or a place to sort those boxes you're waiting to pick up on that next visit to the family home.

Symptoms: watery itchy eyes, sneezing, and sniffling due to the dirt and dust. A noticeable change in demeanor when people try to "touch" your stuff or even worse move it!  An insatiable urge to join sites such as Ancestry.com and Genealogybank.  Poking around in cemeteries and knowing more about your dead relatives than your live ones.

Treatment:  At this time treatment options are limited but include Benadryl, learning relaxation techniques, practicing yoga, and limiting computer time.  :)

Genealogy Creep has been known to be contagious!

This used to be the dining room table.  Now it's a victim of "genealogy creep" and is just
one of the many places in our home that have been taken over by the past.

Monday, September 5, 2011

"You May Fire When Ready Gridley"

Admiral George Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila in 1898.  Dewey fever ran rampant after that with Dewey being feted numerous times.

On Saturday, September 30, 1899, he was presented with a Loving Cup by the City of New York.  This invitation is part of the Moran family personnel collection of documents, letters, photo's, etc.  The envelope was not with the invitation so we don't know which person/s in the Moran family were invited to attend.