Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Finally Here: My Flip-Pal Mobile!

I had been too busy, to write this post earlier, but I thought now would be a great time to post this, since you can save $20 off the cost of both the Flip-Pal  mobile scanner and the deluxe carrying case.
My Flip-Pal in the Box
On, a cold dreary day in March, I was surprised by the ring of my doorbell. Upon answering the door for the postman, and he handed me the package I had been waiting for, (no not my completed family history, complete with source documentation; I still waiting for that!) but my Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner!!

I quickly raced to my office to open the box and quickly found a photo to test it out on.

My Flip-Pal and a photo of my great uncle Clarence Jones
After, turning on the Flip-Pal and setting it up with the correct date & time, I placed the window protective sheets on the bottom window and scanned my first photo. 
Wow! it was so quick and easy! 
I couldn't wait to start on my collection of family photos and artifacts, but as would happen, I need to run and pick up my daughter and the family history closet would have to wait for another day....
All my very unorganized photos and artifacts.
I also wanted to let you know how small, light weight the Flip-Pal is; below is a photo of my Flip-Pal on top of  my MacBook.

I highly recommend getting a Flip-Pal for yourself. Thur today, April 29 th, you can save $20 when you purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner plus a Deluxe Flip-Pal mobile scanner Carry Case with Pocket! (Both items must be in your shopping cart!) Just go to the Flip-Pal site and add both items in your cart, along with the code below.
Use Promotion Code: FPDC412A 

Disclosure: I use Flip-Pal affiliate links on this blog.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday: Albert Cary WW1 Draft Card

World War 1 Draft Card for Albert Cary
Albert Cary was the husband of Lelia Sloan. Lelia was the daughter of David & Margaret "Peggy" (Evans) Sloan, and my first cousin, three times removed. I haven't found much more information on Albert. I was able to locate a World War II Registration for a Albert Cary living in Chicago, Illinois, but with a different spouse named. Since I haven't done much research in Divorce records, I am not sure if they are the same person. The Card is below:

World War 2 Draft Card for Albert Cary
I am wondering what you think; are these two draft cards for the same person?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner Spring Daily Deals!

All promotion codes are active 12:00 a.m.–11:59 p.m. MDT (-6 UTC) on their respective dates.

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Thursday, April 12
Purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner and receive a grey Flip-Pal mobile scanner Carry Case FREE! (Both items must be in your shopping cart!)

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Friday, April 13
Save $20 on the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creative Suite Craft Edition DVD!

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Saturday, April 14
Save $5 on the purchase of Flip-Pal mobile scanner accessories! ($25 minimum order) 

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Sunday, April 15
Save $20 when you purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner plus a Deluxe Flip-Pal mobile scanner Carry Case with Pocket! (Both items must be in your shopping cart!)

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Monday, April 16
Save $30 when you purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creative Suite Craft Edition DVD plus a Deluxe Flip-Pal mobile scanner Carry Case with Pocket! (Both items must be in your shopping cart!)

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Tuesday, April 17 
The grand slam—Save $30 on the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner when you also purchase all of the following items (all 4 items—including the scanner—must be in your shopping cart!):
A Deluxe Flip-Pal mobile scanner Carry Case with Pocket
A Flip-Pal mobile scanner Sketch Kit
An Eneloop AA 4 Pack with AC Charger

Now is the time to get your Flip-pal Scanner, get it by visiting this link.

Disclosure: I use Flip-Pal affiliate links on this blog

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Connecting with a Cousin

Sometime ago, I was listening to a podcast by Lisa Louise Cooke, from Genealogy Gems; talking about connecting with living cousins. I guessed I filed that piece of information away in my brain and forgot about it, until I was searching for some additional information on my great-aunt Mary Annie SLOANE. Mary was my paternal grandfather's sister.

Photo of Mary Annie Sloan, from author's collection.

Mary was born 24 Nov 1913 in Tulip, Arkansas to Mary Bertha nee Smith & William Andrew Wesley Sloane. In 1946, Mary married Ulicious Glymph in Grant County, Arkansas (see marriage record below).
Marriage Record of Ulicious Glymph & Mary Annie Sloans
"Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 April 2012), Ulicious Glymph (1946).
UPDATE: Ulicious Jr. & his brother, are not actually children of Mary Anne Sloan & Ulicious Glymph Sr.; but are the children of Ulicious Sr., and his first wife Anna Bee Hannon.
To this union, two children were born: Ulicious Glymph Jr.(who died in 2004); and a still living son. Mary died on 26 Apr 1990 in Tulip, Arkansas. She is buried in Toones Chapel Cemetery, Tulip, Arkansas. Mary married two additional times and had two additional children; Alvester Hawkins, (who died in 2001) & another living son. In a effort to learn more about Mary, I tried to research her spouses.

 I did a quick search for the name "Ulicious Glymph" in Google and I was able to located a website researching the Glymph line. On the first page of the site, was listed some contact information and I quickly wrote a letter to the web site creator in hopes of finding a match in their Ulicious and mine. On Thursday night, I recieved a phone call from the wife of the web site creator, and found out they were the one and the same Ulicious Glymph. Happy Dance!

Well, you might ask, who is this new cousin? My new cousin, is the niece of Ulicious & Mary Glymph, on the Glymph side. She & her sister contacted me based on a letter I sent to her brother-in-law, who had created the website! It turns out, her family and I, both grew up in the Bay Area and they still live there, not far from my Dad and Grandmother's houses. She also states, she has cousins in my neck of the woods. What a small world we live in!

My new cousins, sent me a 14 page document listing back seven generations of the Glymph line. This line extends from Arkansas and back to Newberry, South Carolina. I was doing a quick reading of the family history, she sent to me, and was even able to locate a additional marriage between one of her family members and mine!

So, take this as a reminder to keep looking for living relatives, not just collect the names of the dead.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Sylvester Giles

Headstone of Sylvester Giles at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo, California
Sylvester Giles was born 20 August 1894 in Fountain Hill, Ashley County, Arkansas to John Henry and Alice Ophelia (Besely) Giles. Sylvester was my great granduncle. I do not recall ever meeting him, even though he lived near us. Sylvester enlisted in the Army during World War I, and served as a Private First Class. Sylvester died 15 Feb 1980 in Richmond, Contra Costa, California. He was buried in Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Vallejo, California.

Sylvester's Registration Card