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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
I attended this session at the Society of Indiana Archivists' Conference in Muncie not long ago. Seems like a lot of work to go through to have it just sit there gathering dust. Would be nice if folks who have Lilly employees in their family could go in and research them a bit. Sigh!
Sunday, April 23, 2017
HAMILTON EAST PUBLIC LIBRARY - NOBLESVILLENancy Massey has announced their genealogy programs and class schedule for May and June. To see the schedule and register for the classes, go to their online calendar at http://hepl.lib.in.us/evanced/ (enter “genealogy” in the “search” box) or you may register by calling the Indiana Room at the library at 317 770-3236.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
[I was hired by IPS in 1974, and, between then and my retirement in 2002, my Educational Supply Department assisted in the closing of at least 60 IPS schools. As you can see below, they are still at it. We can only hope that the school records do not disappear as they have for so many of the others. I for one intend to keep on the IPS administration about that very issue. Please join me.]
Thursday, April 13, 2017
[Saw this interesting article on a CBS news feed. Another one for the Genealogy Detectives team.]
LANSDALE, Penn. -- The feds say a Pennsylvania man has been using a dead boy’s identity for more than 21 years, CBS Philly reports. Authorities got involved after a relative of the deceased used Ancestry.com to put her family tree together.
A woman was getting information on Ancestry last year and her nephew Nathan Laskoski popped up. She saw that he got married and he moved around the country -- from Texas to Mississippi to Tennessee and eventually to Pennsylvania. But the problem is Laskoski died in 1972 when he was two months old.
Authorities say 44-year-old Jon Vincent escaped back in 1996 from a halfway house in Texas, and went to a cemetery to find someone born around the same time that he was.
Prosecutors say he picked Laskoski and found his birth certificate, which he used to get a social security number. Authorities say that started 20-plus years of jobs, bank accounts, loans, marriage and divorce as Nathan Laskoski.
Vincent faces identity theft and Social Security fraud charges. If convicted he’s looking at fines of up to half a million dollars and jail time.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
They think that not only should we pay workers to show up, but now we should pay them extra to work. But, hey, whatever, you can only drink so much coffee, right?