We are honored to have a guest host this month – Michael Daniels. He’s showing us how to use a program called OBS to provide interesting video overlays to our zoom webinars. He’s the developer and host of Plusword over on YouTube.

We’re playing Cousin Russ’ “Who’s In My Line?” where a guest posts a challenge about an ancestor, and the panelists try to guess with no more than 20 incorrect answers. 

  • Cousin Russ challenged us to find out about an “unexpected descendant” and how 21 families shared a unique event.
  • Sheri Fenley asked us to figure out what her 2nd great grand uncle Micager Sylvester Wallace invented in 1882.
  • DearMYRTLE here told the tale of a particularly worthwhile avocation for someone “Whos’ in Her Line.”
  • All panelists received a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
  • Andrew Hatchett subbed for Lisa Gorrell, and graciously forwarded his gift card to her.


19:02:02 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : beautiful background and music!!! [We thought so as well, Michelle, that’s the sort of work Michael Daniels does. Amazing, huh?]
19:07:25 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : A tornado.
19:07:30 From Stephanie Kay : NPT?
19:07:54 From Terri Kallio to All panelists : Civil War Veteran’s
19:08:22 From Sheila Hensley to All panelists : Families with Twins.
19:08:23 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : Did we cover a reunion ?
19:08:53 From Diane Minor : flu pandemic of 1918
19:08:53 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Earthquake
19:10:40 From Terri Kallio to All panelists : founding families
19:10:47 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : All belong to the same church.
19:11:06 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : a historical landmark designation ceremony?
19:11:43 From Stephanie Kay : Was is a natural disaster?
19:11:50 From Stephanie Kay : *it
19:13:31 From Linda Jordan to All panelists : All born on same day?
19:16:06 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : Was it the landing of the mayflower ship?
19:17:13 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : All went to vote at the same time.
19:17:34 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : All descendants from the Mayflower.
19:18:37 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : All went to a rally.
19:18:46 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : LOL!
19:18:53 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : Creative Question!

IMAGE: RevellHouse(Hutchinson-Revell)Burlington, New Jersey, by Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) – https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/NJ0321/, Public Domain, WikiPedia (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54299025 : viewed 21 Apr 2018.)

19:19:22 From Cousin Russ : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revell_House
19:21:01 From Cousin Russ : https://www.geni.com/projects/Quakers-of-New-Jersey-Shield-Passengers-1678/289

IMAGE: Cousin Russ’ blog post “Friends Burial Ground, Tuckerton, New Jersey” in My Tombstone Collection, posted 1 Oct 2013 (http://headstonecollection.blogspot.com/2013/10/friends-burial-ground-tuckerton-new.html : viewed 21 Apr 2018.)

19:22:41 From Cousin Russ : http://headstonecollection.blogspot.com/2013/10/friends-burial-ground-tuckerton-new.html
19:23:20 From Cousin Russ : James Pharo, Jr.  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75350828
19:23:37 From Michelle Minner: I have a lot of quakers in my ancestry…and I recognize the Little Egg Harbor location! WOW
19:28:44 From Stephanie Kay : Michael, any Daniels in Missouri?
19:30:50 From Debi Davis : Thanks for the shout-out Russ!
19:30:54 From Debi Davis : Bill was my partner.
1882Patent_ButterChurn19:31:20 From Michelle Minner: Dr. Brown !
19:31:41 From Sheila Hensley : Yes, Pat – I agree.
19:34:01 From Debi Davis : Was the patent for something you’d use in your home at the time?
19:35:02 From Michelle Minner: Was it an egg beater?
19:35:54 From Debi Davis : A butter churn!
19:35:57 From Diane Minor: egg beater?
19:36:29 From Debi Davis : Woo hoo! I AM ON A ROLL!
19:37:39 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : I have actually used one…my grandmother had one and used it!
19:38:22 From Michelle Minner to All panelists : You have to separate the fats…that is what comes up above the holes in the panels…and you drain it off.
19:39:55 From DearMYRTLE : https://patents.google.com
19:40:40 From Sheila Hensley : He was a resident of Hardeman County in TN. About 15 miles from where I grew up. Hmmm.

IMAGE:  M. G. WALLACE, Churn, No. 253,961. V Patented Feb. 21,1882 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US253961 : viewed 21 Apr 2018.)

1. something a person does in addition to a principal occupation,especially for pleasure; hobby: Our doctor’s avocation is painting.

Source: Dictionary.com

19:43:08 From Michelle Minner: I knew about avocation…I have a friend that works as a librarian, but his avocation is a poet! LOL
19:44:25 From Michelle Minner: working and occupation is different than your “calling” and maybe different
19:45:18 From Michelle Minner : model building?
19:45:45 From Terri Kallio : mentor
19:45:47 From Michelle Minner: She already said he is current in his job
19:46:09 From Dawn Carlile : Is he in charge of the Cub Scouts pine wood derby?
19:47:15 From Dawn Carlile : Is he an umpire?
19:52:34 From Michelle Minner: I grew up on baseball! Love baseball
19:54:28 From Terri Kallio : When my cousin was a scout for the Atlanta Braves they followed these kids in little legue to see how they progress
19:54:55 From Michelle Minner: Terri! that is so cool, I used to work in the press box for the Atlanta Braves!
19:56:12 From Michelle Minner: I was given tickets to the FIRST world series of 1991 by Mr. Turner! I did him a favor in 1988…and he laughed when I asked for payment of world series tickets…no one thought they would ever get there!
19:56:16 From Terri Kallio : My cousin was Robyn Lynch
19:57:00 From Terri Kallio : No – different man
19:58:07 From Michelle Minner: YEA! father of Chipper!

Coach Steve Warnick

IMAGE: DearMYRTLE’s son-in-law Coach Steve Warnick with his youngest son, Tyler. The team had a 9-1 season. Posted 28 Oct 2017 by Stacey Warnick via Instagram to Facebook.

20:02:55 From Sheila Hensley: Lots of fun. Thanks you all.

20:03:41 From Debi Davis : Thanks you guys. That was fun, and makes me wonder, “Who is in MY line?”

[Deb, we will be more than happy to assist with your genealogical research any time you like.]

20:04:40 From DearMYRTLE : If anyone else wishes to join the panel – raise your hand.

20:21:08 From DearMYRTLE : https://www.memoryweb.me

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