Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 6 to 12

I have been trying to work on my two newsletters with some success. I have spent a couple of hours working on the Kipp names in the 1850 US Census. I have also been working on creating a file of captions for the last two batches of B/W negatives I scanned. The captions are already hand written but need to be typed into a word file next to the corresponding file name of the scanned image.

Monday Walked 10.6 km.
Tuesday Walked 7.1 km.

We watched two movies: The Dutchess which is based on the life of the Dutchess of Devonshire and The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. The three Librarian movies are fun adventure. Sort of like the Indiana Jones of the information world.
Walked 8.7 km.

Cut the grass and did some gardening. Watched more JAG season 4.
Walked 11.4 km.

Joined the new genealogy social networking site called GenealogyWise. www.genealogywise.com
We started watching season 5 of JAG.
Biked 10.5 km.Walked 4.7 km.

Everything was rained out for the day, although we did get in a short half hour walk later in the day. Walked 6.7 km.

The weather turned out better today. It was supposed to be sunny all day but it clouded in. We did get to Upper Canada Village and walked around the encampment and looked at sutlers row. We also visited at the St. Lawrence Branch United Empire Loyalists' booth. We then attended the War of 1812 Grand Tactical reenactment. It was a great show this year. They didn't do a particular battle but did display costumes of the period along with battle tactics etc. The Crown forces won!
Walked 10 km.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

June 29 to July 5

Rained last night. The day gradually improved with some sun in the afternoon. We then had a fairly heavy rain shower in the early evening. I decided to exercise on the elliptical machine today. So I did 20 minutes. It felt good, since I haven't done that now for almost 4 months. We went over to our daughter's place for supper. Good chicken supper! Did some more negative scanning today. This is moving along nicely. Also continued work on Kipp families in the 1850 US Census. Walked 5.8 km.

A variable weather day, cloud, rain and sun. Did my work at the Friends of the Library and Archives Canada. Scanned more negatives. Watched a movie on TV, Strategic Air Command, starring James Stewart and June Allyson. Great movie if you like to watch airplanes flying! Walked 10 km.

Another variable weather day, more cloud, rain and sun. Canada Day! 142 years old! We basically decided to do nothing today. My daughter and I visited the National Air Museum for a couple of hours and that was it. Our local TV stations decided not to cover the fireworks on the Hill, which was disappointing. Scanned more negatives. Also finished off season 4 of JAG. Walked 9 km.

Weather was variable all three days. Cloudy with rain anytime. Started to clear Saturday so cut the grass in the afternoon. Watched more JAG. Since the next Harry Potter movie is due out soon we watched the video for the last one, Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. We will then read the next book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before we see the movie. Walked 5.6 km; 6.7 km; 8.5 km. Biked about 13 km on Saturday.

Weather was better today, sunny and warm. Scanned more negatives. Watched more JAG from Season 4. It doesn't look as if I will get any more done on the Kipps in the US 1850 Census now until August. So there will not be an update to my files until September or October. I have two newsletters that I need to work on over the next few weeks and I will also be watching the Tour de France on TV. Biked 21 km. Walked 8.6 km.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Kip/Kipp Family DNA Project

If you are a Kip or Kipp male you can order a Y-DNA test by clicking on The Kip/Kipp Family in North America on my web pages.

Go to The Kip/Kipp Family Y-DNA Project and click on Click here to join the Surname Project
Edward Kipp
Group Administrator
my blog: http://kipkippfamilyinamerica.blogspot.com/

----- Forwarded Message ----From: Bennett Greenspan To: ekipp@rogers.comSent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 5:33:46 PMSubject: Family Tree DNA - Y-DNA37 for $119
Dear Group Administrator
This message has the double purpose of thanking you, and announcing a July offer.
So, first, let me thank you for helping us make our recent Y-37+mtDNA sale the most successful in the history of Family Tree DNA. While our lower Y-DNA37 prices combined with the free mtDNA test played an important role in this success, your efforts had a significant impact in this achievement, which made some projects increase their membership by a two-digit number.
The many Group Administrators that used our BULK E-MAIL system saw how easy and good of a tool it can be to inform your group members of the sale. We encourage those who did not make use of this tool, to use it and see the difference that it can make.
We expect that the kits will begin to be returned for processing this week and that results will start being delivered to your project by the end of July or early August.
In light of this success and in conjunction with many reunions or events where one of us will be speaking, including the Clans Gathering 2009 and the Highland Games in Scotland, we have decided to offer for the month of July a variation of our recent promotion:
Y-DNA37 – promotional price $119 (reg. price $149)
Y-DNA67 – promotional price $199 (reg. price $238)
mtDNAPlus – promotional price $119 (reg. price $149)
These are the best prices, marker for marker, of any company in the market.
IMPORTANT: since this promotion will run through the month of July, we encourage you to spread the word starting now, as the natural tendency is for people to order at the last minute, and we will not extend it beyond this month.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to the sustained growth of the Family Tree DNA matching database.
Bennett Greenspan
"History Unearthed Daily"