Monthly Archives: October 2018

52 Ancestors: Some Frightening Style Guides

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Yes, I said “Style Guides.” For the theme, Frightening, I want to introduce you to several style guides that I use, in addition to the Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. They are all written by Karen Elizabeth Gordon. My favorite is titled The Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, […]

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52 Ancestors: Mickey Furlani Breaks All-Events Record!

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

According to Wikipedia, “Bowling is a sport or leisure activity in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball towards a target.” Its origins possibly date to  around 3200 BC in ancient Egypt. For some very interesting and amusing facts about this sport, please see the Wikipedia article “Bowling.” I’ve chosen this sport as my topic this week since […]

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Society Sunday – Genealogical Oddities

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The CCGS Genealogy Section at the Westminster Branch Library. Photo by Eileen Souza

The Carroll County Genealogical Society’s upcoming meeting is on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM. Starting off with refreshments, followed by a brief business meeting and our featured program, the meetings are free and open to the public. Our program this month features David Powell, presenting Genealogical Oddities. In David’s words, “Doing research on my family history over the past […]

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