Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Lady Ushers

These are ushers from the Little Mt. Zion Holy Church in White Plains, NY. Photos may have been taken sometime in the 1940s or 1950s. This church was started by Pennie Johnson Higgs (1873-1966,) a sister of my great-grandfather George Johnson (1893-1932.)

(Left to right) Ann Pope, a stepgranddaughter of my Aunt Pennie Johnson Higgs; Fannie Thomas; Helen Alston, a daughter of my Aunt Elsa Johnson Alston; and unknown name of lady to right. Elsa Johnson Alston was another sister of my great grandfather George Johnson.




These ushers pose for a different shot with the unknow lady in front, followed by Helen Alston, Fannie Thomas, and Anna Pope.




Saturday, August 30, 2008

MySpace or Facebook?

MySpace or Facebook?

Chris Pirillo shares his thoughts on using MySpace and Facebook.

My experience has been similar to his in that using MySpace has not been productive for me as a social network system. At the urging of some genealogy friends, I joined Facebook last Saturday. Within a week, I have connected with numerous people and groups.

He mentions several social network websites:

Chris raises a question in this video “What’s you favorite social network?” My answer to this question would definitely be Facebook.

Video - MySpace or Facebook

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Have a Dream

Forty-five years ago today, the famous “I Have a Dream” speech was given on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, this speech is still as powerful as it was 45 years ago.

I Have a Dream

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Using Facebook

This past weekend, I joined Facebook. It is a social networking website where you can meet new friends or groups, communicate with existing friends, as well as post photos or videos. At the recommendation, of several genealogy friends, I decided to give the site a try. Since joining, I have connected with a high school friend, a young college student I befriended earlier this year, and with current genealogy pals from various discussion boards I participate in. I have also met new friends. Some of these new friends are friends of online friends I already knew.

To learn more about the features of Facebook, I searched for YouTube videos. Below is one of the helpful videos I found.

Video: How to Use Facebook

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sacred Sunday: Adult Choir at Little Mt. Zion Holy Church


This is a a photo I recently received of the adult choir at Little Mt. Zion Holy Church in White Plains, NY. This church was started by Pennie Johnson Higgs, a sister of my grandfather, George Johnson. She is the older lady to the right in this photo with the white hat and scarf. My maternal grandmother's sister Mary, also attended this church. She is the tall woman on the back row to the left. Aunt Pennie died in December 1966.