July 5, 2015

You Can Be A Part Of The Revolutionary Voices Film

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Be A Part Of Preserving United States History!

I’m proud to say I’m a backer participant in the Kickstarter  of Maureen Taylor’s film “Revolutionary Voices” A Last Muster Film. She and Verissima Productions are raising funds to get this film made about Revolutionary era people who lived during the time our country was becoming a nation. I hope you will join me in helping make this historical film possible by contributing what you can to the endeavor. See more about this film by clicking the video below.

My Revolutionary War Era Ancestors 

You may not know it, but the faces you see in these images might be those of someone who was a child during the Revolutionary War era. Why do I say that? Because the people in these tintypes are of a certain age that might have fit that criteria. The tintypes are from my Yates family and my grandfather Will Yates probably inherited them when his own father Jim Yates passed away. They sat in a closet or dresser for many years until I asked for them.

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These men listed below are my Revolutionary War Patriots (although I am in the DAR only through one of them*):

 

*Capt. Thomas POINDEXTER

Service:

NORTH CAROLINA    Rank(s): CAPTAIN, CIVIL SERVICE

Birth:

1733    HANOVER CO VIRGINIA

Death:

1-1-1807     SURRY CO NORTH CAROLINA

Service Source:

HAUN, NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL VIII, PART 6, P 800; CLARK, STATE RECS OF NC, VOL 22, PP 502,505

Service Description:

1) CAPT, PAID FOR SERVICES
2) SHERIFF, JUROR, 1777

 

 

BAILEY, ELISHA

Service:

VIRGINIA    Rank: PRIVATE

Birth:

11-20-1763    VIRGINIA

Death:

11-30-1841     ADAIR CO KENTUCKY

Pension Number:

S*W8344

Service Description:

1) CAPTS. BARNETT & LEAK, COL. CAMPBELL

Residence 1) County: ALBEMARLE CO – State: VIRGINIA

Spouse: 1)Hannah Gay

 

 

Richard Osgathorpe – Not yet recognized for Rev War Service (I have his pay voucher though).

Served from North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Pin Button Attraction Can Cause Traffic Explosion

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Adding Pin Button Attraction Can Cause Serious Traffic Explosions

There’s a new kid on the WordPress plugin block, and this blog is now using it to enhance the traffic we already have.

What makes Pin Button Attraction special? 

Pin Button Attraction is so easy to install and use. After purchasing it, I received my email with a link to the download location; it took just a few seconds to download the plugin and install it on this blog. [Note: always back up your blog before installing new plugins!] Next, I adjusted the settings to my preferences and that was it, it was ‘live’.

What is Pin Button Attraction for?

 

You know Pinterest is all the rage now and it doesn’t look like it’s going to fade away anytime soon. Now is the time to take advantage of that by allowing your images on your WordPress blog to be “pinned” by other people. The way it works is that when someone clicks an image to see it larger it has your own Pinterest pin button right on it to make it easy for them! Here, take a look at what I mean…

This is from a recent blog post about some Kentucky War of 1812 Veterans that you can view at

War Of 1812 Veterans KY – John Hurt and Josiah Beckett

You have a choice in the settings for the plugin to have just the Pin It button, or the Follow Me on Pinterest one, or both. I will eventually change my setting and just include the Pin It button hereafter.

Imagine This Pin Button Scenario

You come here and like one of my images. Click on it to make it bigger and up comes the image with a Pin It button on it. You say, “Hey, Carol’s images are so cool. I’d like to pin some to one of my boards”. Click, click, click and off my images go to whirl around the interwebs creating backlinks to my blog and therefore creating link love and joy. Imagine that feature on your blog too, multiply it by a gazillion times and we all get lots more people visiting and enjoying our blogs. Win-Win!

This is an affiliate post, but I believe this is a great plugin and that’s why I’m recommending it. Interested? Get Pin Button Attraction for your WordPress blog.


Use Your Imagination And Put Your Memories On Canvas

Forget the tired old tie and give a memory!

Father’s Day is just 19 days away (June 17th) and this is also the traditional month for weddings, which are sometimes preceded by showers, so June is a perfect gift giving month don’t you think?

Easy Canvas Prints always has great offers and this one is pretty awesome if you ask me. How about a gift where you Get 25% Off Your Custom Canvas Prints + Free Shipping for each dad, or one for Dad and one for the wedding couple? (Hint) Free shipping is ALWAYS great perk!

If you don’t have someone in those categories, you might want to punch up someones decor with prints on canvas of those neat buildings your camera nabbed while you were on vacation. What about your own decor? The main idea here is, if you have a great photo you’ve taken, why not share it with the world?

Here are some more ideas for subjects:

Pets, heirlooms, cars, gardens, military service photos, birds, awards, trophy fish, family trees.

Put Your Photo On Canvas For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Is May 13th, 2012

That means that as of today it is 21 days until Mom’s special day. Plenty of time to order your prints for mom. I know this is a genealogy blog, but the print you order doesn’t have to be something genealogy related. How about enlarging a photo or two (or three for aesthetics) of your Mom’s last vacation to paradise on a large canvas?

One of our family members just received a thank you gift from one of her interior design clients and the subject was Hawaii. The photos used were her own, and so the client was assured that the subject was already a winner!

Easy Canvas Prints has several offers to create your Custom Canvas Prints for Mom, Grandma, your Aunt, and even your sister.

You may have read one of my own posts about the wonderful canvas print I was given by Easy Canvas Prints. I liked it so well I asked to be an affiliate.

Easy Canvas Prints Review

 

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