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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 17, 2009
Katherine D. Scarborough, a former teacher, genealogist and newspaper columnist who was active in patriotic and historic organizations, died Monday from multiple organ failure at her home in the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 85. Katherine Streett Davis, who was known as Kay, was born and raised at her parent's Geneva Farm in Street. She was a 1942 graduate of Highland High School and earned an associate's degree from St. Mary's College. She attended the University of Baltimore Law School in the late 1940s, and earned a degree in mass communications from Towson State University in 1980.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 17, 2009
Katherine D. Scarborough, a former teacher, genealogist and newspaper columnist who was active in patriotic and historic organizations, died Monday from multiple organ failure at her home in the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 85. Katherine Streett Davis, who was known as Kay, was born and raised at her parent's Geneva Farm in Street. She was a 1942 graduate of Highland High School and earned an associate's degree from St. Mary's College. She attended the University of Baltimore Law School in the late 1940s, and earned a degree in mass communications from Towson State University in 1980.
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | March 19, 1991
Karen Dattilio's mother once told her about a small family cemetery somewhere behind a corncrib on farmland her great-grandparents had owned in Franklinville.Snarling dogs deterred Dattilio's first attempt to look for the site, which had long since passed from her family's hands. When she again visited the land in southwestern Carroll County this month, the dogs were tethered, and Dattilio found a young woman, pregnant and due any day, whose family has been renting the ramshackle farmhouse and trailer for about 20 years.
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2008
Bob Velke spent several years searching for live people during the day and dead people at night. Eventually, he quit his job as a researcher for a private investigator tracking down white-collar criminals, but he never stopped digging up information on the deceased. The former criminologist now runs a genealogical software company from offices on Red Branch Road in Columbia. For more than 15 years, Velke has helped others unearth their roots, though, ironcially, it has left him little time to work on his own. "Every family's got a genealogist," the Columbia resident said.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | April 3, 1994
The state Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to $206,000 in matching funds for the Ellicott City Colored School Project, putting supporters a step closer to transforming the abandoned school into a museum and research center on the history of Howard County blacks.Though the project still requires a final nod from the Senate -- and approval from the House of Delegates -- Friday's vote was a big boost for supporters."I'm delirious," said Beulah Buckner, a Columbia resident who has been trying to get the school restored since 1989.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 30, 1992
The committee formed to study whether Carroll County Public Library budget cuts will affect its genealogical collection has scheduled its first meeting for 1 p.m. tomorrow."
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2002
Traffic on Route 175 zooms by the cemetery, a tiny unkempt patch of grass containing three small tombstones off a slope near the Columbia Restaurant Park. Two of the tombstones are broken. Only one has a readable inscription - the initials SCL - which Charles and Carolyn Denton lifted from the stone using rubbing paper. "This was probably a quiet, peaceful country place when they were buried here," Carolyn Denton said, against the roar of a steady stream of passing vehicles. The Dentons, of Ellicott City, don't know who was buried here, but they speculate the site was a family plot.
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By Kevin Harrison | July 3, 1994
MURRAY COMBS OF GLEN BURNIEVolunteer work: Mr. Combs has been the volunteer librarian for the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society in Glen Burnie for about three years.About the volunteer: Retired from Fort Meade as a civil service mechanic, Mr. Combs is well versed in the resources housed at the library and knowledgeable in doing genealogical research.Mr. Combs and his wife have lived in Glen Burnie for 35 years. He became involved in genealogy about 10 years ago when a niece recruited him to help her do some research.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1998
John Homer Pearce Jr., a retired insurance executive whose interest in history and family genealogy led him to become an expert on the history of My Lady's Manor, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 69 and lived in Butler.Mr. Pearce was born and raised on My Lady's Manor, which straddles Baltimore and Harford counties.Charles Calvert, who became the third Lord Baltimore in 1675 and the second Lord Proprietary of Maryland, had visited the area from 1667.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | December 17, 1992
Carroll County's library board formed a committee last night to find ways to continue to provide genealogical services.Library officials had proposed that the Carroll County Genealogical Society develop a plan to house and maintain the collection housed at the Westminster branch.However, Harold Robertson told the Carroll County Library Board of Trustees that the non-profit organization didn't have the financial resources to lease space for the collection and also maintain services."I think it's a good solution," Mr. Robertson said of the planned committee study.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | April 18, 2008
BOSTON - I always thought that genealogy was for people whose blood ran blue. It was for folks who traced their ancestry to the Mayflower or the American Revolution, not those who came over in steerage one step ahead of the Cossacks. So when the New England Historic Genealogical Society published the family connections between presidential candidates and celebrities, I was an amused bystander. Sen. John McCain is the sixth cousin of Laura Bush? Sen. Hillary Clinton is the ninth cousin, twice removed, of Angelina Jolie?
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February 3, 2008
The Howard County Genealogy Society will sponsor a presentation on the latest research tools available at the Family History Center in Ellicott City at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Dottie Aleshire, an Ellicott City resident who has published three personal family histories and other books, will speak. An informal workshop, with a "help" table, "browsing" table and "surname file" table will be held at 7 p.m. A short business meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to everyone.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | August 31, 2007
Margaret E. Sparrow, a writer and genealogist who had served as executive director of several organizations in Baltimore, New York City and Connecticut, died in her sleep Monday at a daughter's Annapolis home. She was 88. Mrs. Sparrow, who was born Margaret Elizabeth Willis in Baltimore and was raised in Howard Park and Mount Washington, had celebrated her birthday a week ago, family members said. She was a 1936 graduate of Western High School and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Goucher College in 1940.
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By LIZ ATWOOD and LIZ ATWOOD,SUN REPORTER | June 3, 2006
It's been 30 years since Alex Haley wrote Roots, the story of his search for his family's history that inspired a generation of Americans to research their own genealogy. According to the National Genealogical Society, more than 60 percent of Americans are interested in learning about their ancestry. Agnes Callum, a local historian and genealogist, believes she knows why: "I think they are looking for themselves." Callum began the search for her own family history five years before Alex Haley's book was published, when as a student at Morgan State University, she was assigned to write a paper on St. Mary's County.
NEWS
April 10, 2005
Registration is open for the 13th Mount Hebron Viking Backers' Viking 5K race and 1-mile Fun Run, to start at 9 a.m. April 24. The event, which is open to everyone, will start at Mount Hebron High School and continue through the Ellicott City neighborhood. All participants will receive a T-shirt, and the top three race finishers overall will earn awards, as will a variety of runners in age, gender and occupational categories. Fun-run awards are also planned. Packet pickup and late registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 and 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on race day. Advance registration is $17 for the 5K; $12 for the fun run. A $3 surcharge will be applied to registration at the gate.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2005
Mary Ann "Mimi" Ashcraft, After 23 years tramping through woods, fields and churchyards, volunteers with the Carroll County Genealogical Society are wrapping up a project to record every pre-1950 tombstone they could find in the county. Most used clipboards to jot down not only the names and pertinent dates of the deceased, but notes about decorative carvings and verse, stone work, cemetery histories and settings or any other interesting details. The volunteers estimate they have copied more than 70,000 names from more than 250 places in Carroll since the project began in 1982.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1995
Armed with two small glass jars of glue and two small paint brushes, Murray C. Combs is binding periodicals, genealogical histories and other articles into book form to help the Kuethe Library in Glen Burnie make the most of its tiny quarters.The periodicals "are a nuisance," explained Mr. Combs, a self-taught bookbinder. "You can't stand them on the shelves or anything."He estimated that he has bound more than 50 periodicals since he took up the project six weeks ago. The library, home to the Historical & Genealogical Research Center, is run by the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society and the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.
NEWS
January 20, 1992
Edna Agatha Kanely, author of several reference books on Maryland history and U.S. government publications, died of bone and lung cancer Saturday at the Dulaney-Towson Nursing & Convalescent Home. She was 81.Services for Miss Kanely will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Hartley Miller Funeral Homes, 7527 Harford Road.She had retired in 1973 after 32 years as a library administrator for the Government Printing Office in Washington.Her latest work, "The Directory of Maryland Church Records," was published last week by Family Line Publications of Westminster.
NEWS
October 9, 2003
The U.S. Colored Troops Institute will hold its Fall 2003 Civil War Conference this weekend, recognizing 17 black soldiers who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery and courage in combat during the Civil War. The event will honor those who fought and died to liberate 4 million black people from slavery, said author John Gourdin, president of the Central Maryland chapter of the Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society and chairman of the conference planning...
NEWS
May 31, 2002
Genealogical society to meet Thursday at Severna Park church The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the main hall of the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Margaret W. Sparrow, past president of the Huguenot Society of Maryland, will speak about her experiences, "Chasing Our Huguenot Ancestors in France and Germany." Information: 410-662-8283. Drama team to visit Anchor Baptist Church Anchor Baptist Church will present the Proclaimers, a drama team from Northland Baptist Bible College in Dunbar, Wis., at 6 p.m. Sunday.
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