In the News, The Guys review two new publications: Hookers,
Crooks, and Kooks
by Jana Sloan Broglin, and
Kisses from a Distance
Ellis. A baby's tombstone from 1894 is discovered on a houseboat in
George responds to a request about deed platting software:
DeedMapper from Direct Line Software (http://www.directlinesoftware.com
sells for $99.00, while a free online deed platting tool is
available for use at http://www.genealogytools.net
Drew follows up regarding the use of a final 'e' at the end of some
surnames, such as Greene.
Chicago Public Radio's series, This American Life
has an interesting episode from 14 March 2008 titled "The Ghost of
Bobby Dunbar" available as a podcast at http://thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1234
It is a terrific story!
Drew talks about the term "countryman" and its origins. He then
discusses ordnance maps and their use. George suggests copying
online obituaries from newspapers and
from funeral homes' Web sites and
from their online guest books. The Guys end the show with a
discussion of church directories and church bulletins.