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  • 29 Jun 2019 5:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wabash Valley Visions and Voices have moved data to Indiana Memory.

  • 09 Nov 2017 11:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Find-A-Grave  Has  Changed

    Ted  Bainbridge,  Ph.D.

    On 8 November 2017 changed.  Some changes are cosmetic, while others are functional.  A map feature has been added.

                    The home page has become a photograph with a few menu selections across the top.  That page is dominated by the search panel, which functions largely as it did in the past and with the same options for every search box except those related to location.

                    The old search panel specified location via pull-down lists for country, state, and county.  The new search panel offers a single box for location, in which you are supposed to type the name of a place.  As you begin to type a city, county, state, or country that box auto-fills with suggested place names which you can select with a mouse click.  Use the American English equivalent of a country name; Germany works but Deutschland doesn’t.

                    The new home page’s menu bar goes across the top of the screen.  Clicking CEMETERIES takes you to a page that lets you hunt cemeteries in either of two ways.  Near the top left of the page is a search box where you can type a cemetery name.  This auto-fill box works as above.  When you select a name, you see a hit list of cemeteries with that name.  Each entry on the hit list displays some facts about that cemetery, and a link to its information page.  That page contains a search box that you can use to hunt for a person’s name.

                    Instead of using that cemetery-name search box, you can use the cemetery-place search box to its right.  Clicking a place name produces a map of cemeteries near that place.  You can zoom the map in or out, and can pan it in any direction.  (If the map doesn’t display any marker pins, zoom in.)  After a name is in that search box, clicking Search leads to a hit list of cemeteries near that place.  Use this hit list the same way you use the other cemetery search box.

  • 05 Feb 2016 8:05 PM | Deleted user
    Dea Guerri entered a poem writing cost sponsored by Lisa Louise Cooke.  Dea was one of eight winners.  Here is her winning poem - 

    Where I’m From

    What Once Was

    End of depression, start of World War II

    In Detroit, Michigan on Willis Avenue

    Mont Elliott, Gratiot, Packard’s, Chrysler, GM

    Hudson’s, big snows, victory gardens and Ragged Ann’s

    From brick city to wood house to Illinois farm

    Grew up my best years in cornfields and barns

    Horses, cows, pigs and chickens, too

    Cast iron wood stove and a porch with a view

    Orchards, and gardens and beehives all ‘round

    Our elders just farmed only part of the ground

    The rest was for grandkids to discover and explore

    Learnin’ was easy and we all wanted more

    The farm gave us food, family and song

    Summers there were never too long

    Christmas was special, Thanksgiving, too

    With piano, violin, accordian and kazoo

    Snow falling softly and upstairs we were

    In beds of down like eskimos in fur

    Linoleum floor and bulb with a string

    Was a modern addition that time did bring

    No facilities near, it was way out back

    No water in house, but we did not lack

    The love and the fun of just being us

    Free for the time without too much fuss

    Don’t get me wrong, we also did chores

    From pickin’ beans and eggs to mopping floors

    To shuckin’ corn, no gloves, bare-hand

    Milk cows, and put out the milk cans

    I wish I could give to all of our youth

    What I felt as a child…a simple truth

    To live close to nature and with family love

    Music, your own food and light from above

    My memories are with me as my pages turn

    Close to the time when my life adjourns

    I’ve lived a good life in a very special time

    When life was simple, the best one would find

    Dea Guerri

    November 14, 2015


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