Updates 29 April 2009

April 29, 2009

Nearing completion on the last of the home pages.  Hope to get them finished this weekend.  I will be in NYC to work at the Archives.  It will be the first time I have been back to NYC since returning from Iraq.  I have several items that I want to look over including Syd Graham’s sketch books, Hilliard Edgar Bernstein’s papers (he was from Richmond, VA) and Herbert Romerstein’s papers.



Update 24 April 2009 – Virginia Forum

April 24, 2009

I am attending the Virginia Forum this weekend.  My wife is presenting a paper on women correspondent’s letters to Governor Wise regarding John Brown.  I am primarily here as moral support though I will attend two other sessions.

 I have completed the “R” home pages and have started on the “M”s.  With a little luck I will find time to complete the home pages this week.  I have three reels of the USSDA 852.2221 files to go.  I had not worked with these files when I went to College Park about a decade ago.  I have found some great information to add, as well as corrections.


Update 15 April 2009

April 15, 2009

Completed “F” home pages.  Completed reel 58 and started work on reel 59 of the USSDA microfilm.  Hope to complete the reel tonight.  It is taking approximately 3.5 hours to complete a reel.


Update 12 April 2009 – Happy Easter

April 12, 2009

I have been working on things behind the scene, so to speak.  I have been working with the Hellenic List and have made some additions and updates based on that information.  Also I am spending my evenings at UR going over the USSDA 852.2221 material that I was able to obtain by interlibrary loan.  I should get back to adding content to the blog in May.