Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!
Matthew 28:2-6
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
Notice how the angel of the Lord bypasses the guards and speaks to women about the resurrection.
God chose to reveal His truth to a people group who, in that day, could not testify in a court of law. God's love challenges our paradigms in order to free us to be the children of God.
As the apostle Paul writes, there is neither male nor female in Christ. What was scandalous in the 1st Century becomes freeing for all of eternity.
The resurrection is an event that includes everybody! Happy Easter!
Today's commentary by:Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC

Thursday, April 02, 2009

My husband's grandfather
Chester Arthur Ellison
May 10, 1888-February 07, 1928
Baldwin, Nassau Co., New York

The first born of Smith and Frances Ellison. He was Honorably Discharged from the United States Coast Guard on the twenty-third day of November, 1915 in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations for the government of the Coast Guard in Bay Shore, New York. He had served as a surfman at Point Lookout. He was listed as 5 foot 10 inchs weight 160 pounds with brown eyes, dark hair and light complexion. He had a mole on his left axilla (armpit).

On his WWI Registration Card he stated he was born on Milburn Ave., Baldwin, New York on May 10, 1888. He was a Captain of a passenger boat working for Freeport Ferry Company in Freeport, New York. Thea Bedell, Jr. signed his card on June 5, 1917.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Chester Authur Ellison

City: Not Stated

County: Nassau

State: New York

Birthplace: New York;United States of America

Birth Date: 10 May 1888

Race: Caucasian (White)

Roll: 1753851 DraftBoard: 3
Thomas MacEntee of posted a quick referance sheet on how to properly cite your sources. I highly recommend you go to his site and download his paper. Citing your sources is very important.
The main components of a citation are the author, title, publisher and page number or numbers of a source. Always cite your source as soon as you can. Waiting till later sometimes means you might not find it again. It is even a good idea to put the date you found the source.

I hope the information I have found from databases, books, court papers, and even cemeteries will help others researching the same family line. I hope they may contact me and we may fill in the missing pieces together. I do try to verify what ever evidence I present but mistakes can be made. Please feel free to contact me if you find I have made one.

I have been using the program Family Tree Maker 2003 edition. I like the program very much and would recommend it to any new genealogist. It has all your information in one quick easy to retrieve place. It has a scrapbook, a place for notes, facts, addresses, lineage and any medical information you may have.