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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | March 18, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - A sign hanging in the hallway of a Waynesboro-area church reads, "To a genealogist, a step backward is progress. " At the Fairview Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Mentzer Gap Road, genealogists, whether new to the hobby or old hands at it, can find a variety of aids to researching their ancestry. Local speakers are presenting classes and workshops on such topics as Tips and Rewards for Using family.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | February 28, 2003
kevinc@herald-mail.com Claire Pirrello used to be a fan of puzzles, locking jigsaw pieces into place to form pleasant images. Then she stumbled into a generational mystery. She shelved the visual hobby to make room for a more personal pursuit. "It's the ultimate puzzle," the 62-year-old Waynesboro, Pa., resident says of tracing her family's history. "It's a lot of fun, and it's amazing what you can find. " Unlocking Your Past, a three-day event beginning Thursday, March 6, aims to provide information and resources for novice and experienced genealogy researchers interested in preserving family history, while also introducing the wealth of local services with documents to search.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | September 13, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com When Wesley Culp left Gettysburg, Pa., for a new life Shepherdstown, Va., in the 1850s, he was following his career. Who could have known it would later represent the first, small step to isolation from members of his family? Culp relocated to what would eventually become the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, then part of Virginia prior to the Civil War, to work as a saddle and harness maker. Brother William remained in Pennsylvania. When war broke out between the states, William joined the 87th Pennsylvania Regiment.
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By JANET HEIM | November 10, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Omer McClellan Long Sr.'s research of his family's genealogy has taken him to county courthouses, libraries, cemeteries and family reunions in Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania. It also created a bit of controversy when Long discovered that a family tree previously published by a relative in Illinois was incorrect. Long, 87, said there were two Longs in the area -- one in the Broadfording area, the other, Isaac Long, who lived south of Hagerstown. When Jacob Long of Illinois did research at Washington County Courthouse, he claimed the wrong Long as his relative.
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BY KEVIN CLAPP | March 29, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com It is a small, narrow, nondescript room off a hallway of Hancock's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along one wall are a couple of filing cabinets and a series of microfilm readers. No more than five feet away, along the opposite wall, are three computers and additional filing cabinets. Inside, Genaiavie Stafford sits at a computer. Alternately scrolling across the screen or popping in a new CD, she is trolling the past to unearth branches on her family tree.
NEWS
January 3, 2008
J.R., "Life by Stereo" (Cross Movement) Kevin Max, "Blood" (Infinity) Vanessa Paradis, "Divinidylle" (Universal France) The Radio Dept., "Lesser Matters" (Xl) Radiohead, "In Rainbows" (Ato Records/Red) September, "Dancing Shoes" (Family Tree)
LIFESTYLE
September 15, 2011
Vickers family Sunday, Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Bible Church pavilion, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Bring a covered dish to share, family photos and information for the family tree. Paper products and utensils provided. Call Florence Ann at 304-876-6727.
NEWS
November 30, 2006
Following are some ideas for nontraditional gifts: · A handmade quilt, which could be made from items with sentimental value. · A handmade afghan or throw. · A savings bond. · A handmade wooden item, such as a bookshelf or trunk. · A scrapbook filled with family photos, mementos and written memories. · A copy of the family tree, with descriptions of the people on some of the earlier branches. · A handpainted picture.
NEWS
October 2, 1997
Foxworthy favorites Redneck jokes: "If your family tree does not fork, you might be a redneck. " "If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Cool Whip, you might be a redneck. " Food: barbecue The self-proclaimed "barbecue nut" said he could eat it every day. "It's a running joke in the family," he said. Cause: raising money for Duke University Children's Hospital in Durham, N.C. Foxworthy is honorary chairman of the Duke Children's Classic Golf Tournament, next scheduled for the weekend of May 29. The hospital, which specializes in treating children with cancer, raised more than $900,000 last year.
NEWS
By LYNN F. LITTLE | December 16, 1999
The holidays are fast approaching. It's important for families to search for ways to build lots of meaning into the season without going into debt. Many people wrongly believe that the more expensive the gift, the more meaningful the message behind it. Here are some ideas of how to get through the holidays without spending so much money. cont. from lifestyle Reduce the gift-giving frenzy by setting a different standard for your family. Purchase gifts with special meaning related to your ethnic, cultural or family heritage.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 5, 2011
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail runs "A Life Remembered. " Each story in this continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Florence M. Binau, who died Oct. 23 at the age of 92. Her obituary was published in the Oct. 25 edition of The Herald-Mail. Florence Binau's family tree had famous connections - in both her family and her husband's family - but she preferred life in the background instead of the limelight.
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LIFESTYLE
September 15, 2011
Vickers family Sunday, Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Bible Church pavilion, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Bring a covered dish to share, family photos and information for the family tree. Paper products and utensils provided. Call Florence Ann at 304-876-6727.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
On Saturday, families will offer an alternative take on what it means to pull together. Washington County Tractor Pullers Association is hosting a pulling event with the East Coast Pullers, the local division of the national Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, at the Washington County Agricultural Center south of Hagerstown. But during the event, brothers will go against brothers, husbands will go against wives, and sons and daughters will go head-to-head with their parents in an effort to spend quality time.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | November 10, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Omer McClellan Long Sr.'s research of his family's genealogy has taken him to county courthouses, libraries, cemeteries and family reunions in Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania. It also created a bit of controversy when Long discovered that a family tree previously published by a relative in Illinois was incorrect. Long, 87, said there were two Longs in the area -- one in the Broadfording area, the other, Isaac Long, who lived south of Hagerstown. When Jacob Long of Illinois did research at Washington County Courthouse, he claimed the wrong Long as his relative.
NEWS
January 3, 2008
J.R., "Life by Stereo" (Cross Movement) Kevin Max, "Blood" (Infinity) Vanessa Paradis, "Divinidylle" (Universal France) The Radio Dept., "Lesser Matters" (Xl) Radiohead, "In Rainbows" (Ato Records/Red) September, "Dancing Shoes" (Family Tree)
NEWS
April 22, 2007
Name of business: Family Tree Re-Wholesale Nursery Owner: Becky Evans Address: 9915 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown, Opening date: March 21 Products and services: "We will provide quality plant material at reasonable prices, including a large selection of dwarf flowering trees, long-blooming shrubs and hardy evergreen screening plants. We will also carry perennials, planting supplies and mulch. "Customers will benefit from free plantscaping design services and, if desired, fast plant installation services by some of the area's finest family-owned landscaping companies.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | March 8, 2007
Commentary I hate to bring you down in the middle of the week, but we have nearly two more years of this. I truthfully had not realized it. With the mudslide of presidential candidacy over the past month, I naturally assumed the election was this year. But then in one of my rare glances at the calendar (when you get older, kiddies, the years tend to ooze together) I realized it was 2007. And I remembered that odd-year presidential elections don't happen. Yikes, we have to put up with this for another 20 months?
NEWS
November 30, 2006
Following are some ideas for nontraditional gifts: · A handmade quilt, which could be made from items with sentimental value. · A handmade afghan or throw. · A savings bond. · A handmade wooden item, such as a bookshelf or trunk. · A scrapbook filled with family photos, mementos and written memories. · A copy of the family tree, with descriptions of the people on some of the earlier branches. · A handpainted picture.
NEWS
by DON AINES | November 14, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - 'Tis better to give than receive and Liane and Jerry Clever gave a piece of their family holiday history to Chambersburg for Christmas. "This was my wife and I's first Christmas tree when we moved to Cypress Street 26 years ago," Jerry Clever said as a borough crew used a crane Monday to lift the 35-foot Douglas fir from a trailer that was only about half that long. "We decided to share it with the community. It's a gorgeous tree," Clever said as the tree was set in place on Memorial Square.
NEWS
By Tim Rowland | November 24, 2005
If it is not too late, this morning I beg of you: Leave your turkey alone. Just leave it alone. Do not soak it. Do not submerge it in 40 gallons of boiling oil. Do not rotate it. Do not cook it upside down, sideways or on coathangers. Do not tie it up, surgically remove the bones, stuff it with other fowl or in other fowl. Do not inject it, brush it, flip it or put it into any of those other trampoline acts they show on the food channels that are desperately clawing for some "new technique.
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