Traffic came to a screeching halt in downtown Atlanta Saturday morning as a group of oddly dressed heroes took to the streets. No, this was not a scene from the latest "Avengers" movie. Instead, it was the annual Dragon*Con costume parade, the pinnacle event for the ever popular pop culture convention.
What are brick walls in the genealogy world? Are you at one today? As family researchers we all hit a brick wall at one time or another. Brick walls are when we come to a point in our research where we are stuck, can't go any further, having tried everything. What do we do about breaking through that brick wall?
I love news. I particularly love following breaking news. And thanks to the Internet, getting my breaking news fix is fairly easy. With a few programs and a few websites up on your computer, you have your own personal breaking news battlestation. You're now ready to not only consume news, but also help share and disseminate news.
It's August, as you've noticed, and there are a couple of birthdays at our house, mine and our Border collie Sonny who'll be five years old (35 in dog years) on Aug. 17. It's not necessary for the purpose of this column to divulge my age, but I've got plenty of high school classmates in town who will. I'm not at the point yet when I want to stop acknowledging birthdays, but many people, and I know some, ultimately reach that conclusion. I respect their decision and may do the same one day, but ...
Conyers resident Mike Morris fought house to house in the Chinese Cholon District of Saigon during the infamous Tet Offensive of '68. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry (Mechanized), 25th Infantry Division as a rifleman, Morris' normal operational area was Cu Chi, also known as "Hells Half Acre." Yet all he could think about was playing second base.